New year, new happiness. In the
beginning of 2019, this widespread
talk was also true for our
colleagues from CASAR Australia.
This is how you succeed, by landing a very
exciting order for the largest tower crane in
the world. It involves the new roping of a
330 t Favelle Favco tower crane with luffing
jib of the Australian Marr Contracting PTY
LTD. This crane will be used for 14 months
starting in July, in order to construct the
Canakkale 1915 suspension bridge over the
Dardanelles, a strait in the Mediterranean
between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara.
This suspension bridge has a width of
36 m and carries a 6-lane motorway. It is an
important component of the US $2.8 billion
difficult Kinali-Balikesir motorway project.
The total length of the bridge is 5169 m,
with the distance between the two main
pillars being 2023 m. Measured at the span
length it thus supersedes the Akashi-Kaikyo
bridge in Japan and wins the title of "longest
suspension bridge in the world". The
completion date is set for 2023, which is
the year of the one-hundredth anniversary
of the establishment of modern Turkey.