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News Turkey: Royal Haskoning wins large irrigation project

Royal Haskoning has been commissioned by the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI) to develop a large irrigation area in southwest Turkey. The project covers an area of 31,000 hectares and among other things includes some main channels, pressure pipes and a large pumping station. Royal Haskoning is also looking into whether it is feasible to develop the new irrigation area further using public private partnership.

The project is part of the larger GAP project, which is focusing on doubling the amount of irrigated agricultural land in Turkey. The protocol for the irrigation project will be signed on the occasion of State Secretary Frank Heemskerk’s visit to Turkey on 26 November 2008. This will mark the first definite result of the memorandum of understanding entered into by Turkey and the Netherlands in May 2001.

The consultancy work that Royal Haskoning will be undertaking will take two years. Implementation of the works will follow. The total budget for implementation is likely to be in the order of € 250 million. Royal Haskoning is executing the contract under the name of NEDECO, Netherlands Engineering Consultants. One of the contract parties is the well-established contractor Yapi Merkezi, well-known for the Istanbul metro among other things, another local party is the contractor Yildizlar.

Royal Haskoning
Founded in 1881 in the Netherlands, Royal Haskoning employs 4300 staff in 68 offices in 24 different countries. Royal Haskoning is a multidisciplinary firm that operates internationally. Consultants, architects and engineers advise on spatial development, infrastructure & transport, architecture & building, building services, industrial installations, project management, water & water management, environment, coast & rivers, harbours and maritime projects. Public and private sectors throughout the world value our organization among others for its focus on the sustainable interaction between people and their environment.

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information Royal Haskoning
Keyword(s) irrigation
Geographical coverage Turkey
News date 03/12/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH