ENR announced 2016 Global Best Projects Winners and Eurasia Tunnel Project is awarded as the Global Best Tunnel Project.
Global Best Projects are awarded in 20 categories by International Construction Industry Magazine Engineering News Record (widely known as ENR) that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide. The judges of competition looked at projects in many markets and examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, and design and construction quality - with a special emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration. They also considered how the project benefits the local community and/or the construction industry and Eurasia Tunnel Project is awarded as the Global Best Tunnel Project of 2016 in tunnel/bridge category.
Yapı Merkezi Holding Chairman Ersin Arıoğlu, Irmak Okulları Founder Ülkü Arıoğlu, Yapı Merkezi Construction ve ATAŞ Chairman Başar Arıoğlu, Yapı Merkezi Construction Vice President Erdem Arıoğlu, Yapı Merkezi Construction CEO Özge Arıoğlu, ATAŞ General Manager Seok Jae Seo, ATAŞ Deputy General Manager Mustafa Tanrıverdi, YMSKJV Deputy General Manager Jim Moo Li, SK E&C Senior Vice Presicent Seung Soo Lee, AYGM Committe and Paolo Valenza from project’s consultant Italfer – Altınok attended the award ceremony on Oct. 11 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.
As of today, 92 percent of the Eurasia Tunnel has been completed. With the Eurasia Tunnel to be inaugurated on 20 December 2016, the journey time between the Kazlıçeşme and Göztepe line which has a heavy traffic will drop as low as to 15 minutes from 100 minutes.