MODERNIZE ITS RAILWAY NETWORK, BUILD 4 HIGH SPEED LINES AND FINISH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUNNEL UNDER THE BOSPHORUS, ARE THE MAIN ITEMS FOR THE RAIL SECTOR.
After a severe decline in the use of railway lines in 2009, Turkey’s railways were proposed to be reactivated as a mean of transport. “The Turkish railway system is under great development with tremendously ambitious plans in terms of its rail infrastructure,” affirmed Victor Audera, Economic and Commercial Counsellor for the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Ankara. Currentle, there are two running HS lines, Ankara-Eskisehir, which opened in 2009, and Ankara and Konya. Also, it is spreading to Istanbul and Sivas and is scheduled to open soon. By 2023, the state railways of Turkey (TCDD) expects to have added another 14,000 km of new lines, of which 10,000 of them will be used by high speed trains at a speed of 250 km/H, in addition to completing the Marmaray project.
There are also plans to build a high-speed line between the Black Sea and Southeastern Turkey, joining Trabzon and Diyarbakir, and therefore connecting the Black Sea with Southeastern Turkey, Syria and Iran.
Spanish high technology in Turkey
Whether based in the country or developing different projects, Mafex associated Companies are executing large contracts in the country.
The Spanish companies in Turkey have a great reputation. “Thanks to the development of railway infrastructure in Spain, the know-how that the administration and Turkish companies seek has been achieved. Spain’s way of working is seen positively and, joined to the large volume of planned investments in the coming years, makes this country an excellent business opportunity for the Spanish industry,” declares Victor Audera, from the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Ankara.
Proof of this is that many of the company members of Mafex already have a presence in Turkey and many others have participated in major rail projects in this country.
MAFEX associates established in Turkey
◗ Assignia Infraestructuras
◗ CAF Signalling
◗ Thales España
◗ Siemens Rail Automation
◗ ITK Ingeniería
DETAILS OF SOME PROJECTS OF ASSOCIATED COMPANIES IN TURKEY
◗ ASSIGNIA INFRAESTRUCTURAS
The company has made a section of the Ankara-Istanbul HS line and the railway maintenance work, as well as two railway logistics bases in Izmir and Eskisehir.
Beacon System supply and signal cables ETCS level 2 in the line between Bandirma Menemen.
Beacon System supply and signal cables on the line between Ankara and Konya.
Rolling stock for the line Ankara-Istanbul 250km/h, commuter line Izmir, Istanbul Metro, tram line Antalya.
Consultancy services in the supply and construction for the installation of a Traffic Management System and in the extension of the railway branch line in the sections Bogazköprü – Yenice and Mersin – Toprakkale, Turkey. Consulting Services and Monitoring Sub-Infrastructure, Superstructure, Signalling and Telecommunications works in the railway connection Adapazari-Karasu Port and Industrial Plants. Programme for the development of light rail in Bursa. Assistance to the project bidding process for signaling and telecommunications in the railway line Tekirdag-Murati.
Consultancy and supervision of the construction of the section
Inönü – Köseköy in the high speed line Istanbul – Ankara.
Rolling stock requested by National Railway TCDD to Siemens for its implementation on the Ankara-Konya line and in the Ankara-Istanbul route. Design and supply of 6 trains with Galley system for Siemens.
Sener has been awarded the contract for the project and engineering and consulting services for the electrification of the railway line Irmak-Zonguldak.
◗ SIEMENS RAIL AUTOMATION
ERTMS Level 1 and Level 2 on the Ankara-Konya line. Supply of Westrace electronic interlocking, jointless track circuits FS 3000 and the Traffic Control Centre Rail 9000.
Signaling systems and communications Bin the line Bandirma-Balikesir-Manisa-Menemen. The company will develop and implement the new signaling system that includes Trackguard Westrace electronic interlockings, train detection system, LED signs, needle electric drives and needle heaters.
Ankara-Istanbul line, ERTMS Level 1, signaling and telecommunications for Phases 1, 2 and 4 (380km) and ERTMS Level 2 for Phase 2. ERTMS Level 1 and signaling in the commuter line of Cumoavasi. Signaling in Eskisehir station.