ArcelorMittal Galati plates have been shaped by Çimtaş’s perfectionism in steel fabrication
The bridge was awarded to the consortium NOMAYG (of Turkish companies Nurol, Özaltın, Makyol, Yüksel, Göçay and Italian company Astaldi) who will also operate the bridge for 23 years.
Orthotropic Steel Deck blocks were formed and trial assembled in Çimtaş’s shipyard in Gölcük – Turkey. The design of the bridge was made by Danish engineering design firm Cowi.
An approximate of 52,000 metric tons of heavy plates were incorporated into the suspension part of the project; of which 18,000 metric tons were for the towers and 34,000 metric tons were for the deck.
The majority of the quantity used for the orthotropic deck of the bridge was supplied by ArcelorMittal Galati to Çimtaş, one of the biggest steel fabricators in the region and one of the biggest in Europe, followed by long and challenging production and shipment cycles. For this project: heavy plate was supplied by ArcelorMittal Galati to Çimtaş as 4 main lots consisting of grades S355J2/J2C+N/N/NL, S420N/NL, S460N/NL with a wide range and variety of thickness and width.
said Bruno Ribo, Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Flat Europe, East – South Business Division.
said Abhijit Sanyal, Chief Marketing Officer of ArcelorMittal Flat Europe, East – South Business Division.
With a total length of 2,682 meters and a main span of 1,550 meters between its steel towers, Osman Gazi Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Turkey, the second longest in Europe and the fourth longest in the world.
The construction started in 2013 and the bridge was inaugurated on April 21, 2016.
|Total length||2,682 m|
|Tower Height||252 m|
|Main span||1,550 m|
|Navigational Clearance||64 m x 1,000 m|