Genie boom lifts support Istanbul airport project
Turkish distributor of Terex’s Genie ZX-135/70 diesel-powered articulating boom lifts delivers eight units for use on mega project
Terex’s authorised distributor for aerial work platforms in Turkey has delivered eight Genie ZX-135/70 diesel-powered articulating boom lifts to specialised steel construction contractor Aksal Çelik for use on the Istanbul New Airport mega project.
Set to serve 90 million passengers a year upon completion of its first phase in 2018, the Istanbul New Airport will be the largest airport in the world by 2030 – catering to 150 airline companies and 350 destinations across six runways and with terminal capacity for 150 million passengers.
The Genie ZX-135/70 booms have a maximum working height of 43.15m, a maximum horizontal reach of 21.26m, an up-and-over clearance of up to 23.01 m and a below ground reach of 5.87m.
The eight units will help install the roofing structure at the airport jobsite over a two-year mission, but the machines were first handed over to Aksal Çelik at a location 10km away to support their owners in the erection of a temporary steel plant to manufacture the roof’s components.
“Besides a reputation for reliability, our customer chose the Genie ZX-135/70 boom lift for its working envelope and below grade abilities – the equivalent of which they were unable to find in similar units by other brands,” said Harun Sit, Genie supervisor for Borusan Makina ve Güç Sistemleri.
“When they analysed the machine’s load chart and telescoping and rotating capabilities of its jib, they felt confident that the Genie ZX-135/70 lift would be ideal for this long-term, high-precision task.”
The machines also came with on-board generators to power welding equipment and other tools.
Yusuf Kenan Ceylan, deputy GM for Aksal Çelik, noted: “On a job where work is being handled by multiple sub-contractors and where Aksal’s operators will be working in conjunction with rough-terrain cranes, our main goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations.
“In addition to productivity, safety is a key focus for our company, which is why we also asked Borusan to provide operator training as part of our order.”
As part of the purchase, Borusan is also providing on-site technicians specialised in Genie equipment to support the day-to-day maintenance throughout the duration of the machines’ two-year mission.