Yapi Merkezi is an international privately-owned contracting company, specialising in rail engineering, design, manufacture and construction. The company also has experience in electrification, signalling and telecommunication systems.
Yapi Merkezi, founded in 1965, is located in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as branches in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Morocco.
Since 1998, it has been continuously listed in Engineering News Record's (ENR) annual Top 225 International Contractors List. In the mass transit / light rail category, Yapi Merkezi was ranked 4th largest in the world in 1998, 3rd in 1999 and 7th in 2000.
Yapi Merkezi designs, builds and operates railway systems, including metros, tramways, light rail transit systems and high-speed railways.
The company also has significant experience in constructing railway stations for both urban mass transit systems, as well as suburban and high-speed railway projects.
Yapi Merkezi has been involved in numerous workshops and depot construction projects. The company offers complete solutions, including design and construction of building facilities, as well as designing, procuring and installing specialist depot equipment.
The company offers products and services that include:
Rail systems with overhead wires that supply electricity to vehicles that are equipped with pantographs are known as overhead catenaries. Yapi Merkezi supplies overhead catenary system sub-stations, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and maintenance vehicles.
Yapi Merkezi implements design and build signalling, as well as telecommunications systems for railways. Projects include European rail traffic management system (ERTMS) level 1 and level 2 implementation on the Ankara-Konya high-speed railway project.