• Turkish Company gets €117 million ship contract

Turkish Company gets €117 million ship c...

Turkish Company gets €117 million ship contract

The tender for 15 passenger ferries has been concluded.The tender had become the center of criticisms for being a “tender open for foreign European companies” due to the material requirement of carbon composite in the tender specifications.
The previous tender was canceled due to very high cost figures, and the second tender organized on April 30 was won by Turkish Company Özata.
Mr. Aziz Kocaoğlu, the Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, announced the result of the tender at the groundbreaking Ceremony of   Sludge digestion and Drying Plant. “The tender was awarded to a domestic company called Özata who bid 117 million TL. That is, the money stayed in the country. We were harshly criticized for the claims of “delivery to the address”. The address is actually the Turkish industrialist.”
Özata company competed against Brodrene AAAS, a Norwegian Company, that bid €149,428,628.  According to the tender specifications, Özata Tersanecilik San ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. will deliver the first ship after 550 days and the other ships will be delivered one by one, in every 90 days.
The ships will be built by using light specific material (carbon composite) and will have catamaran type hulls that will ensure fuel saving at high speed. The operation efficiency will be ensured and thus, the fuel and similar costs will be reduced.
The catamaran type hull will provide ergonomic criteria such as high and comfortable maneuverability, spacious and comfortable passenger halls and ease of boarding and landing
The new ships to be built have been planned to be environmentally-friendly and handicapped-friendly.The highest level passenger comfort and safety as well as low operation, maintenance and repair costs and fuel consumption are other features of the new ships. The ships will be manufactured by using the cutting edge technology.
As carbon composite will be used for building material and the perfection in sound isolation will be at high levels, the new ships will operate “quieter” than the existing ones. The handicapped will be able to use these ships comfortably. The piers will be modernized by restructuring according to these ships.