Yapi Merkezi has completed construction projects across more than 3,600km of railways across the world.
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, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Awards and acclaim
Yapı Merkezi is a world brand in rail systems. The 2004 International Association for Public Transport (UITP) Light Rail Project of the Year Award was given to ESTRAM (Eskişehir LRTS).
The UITP 2010 Best Urban Integration Project of the Year and British Light Rail Transit Association’s Worldwide Project of the Year Awards were accorded to Kayseray (Kayseri Light Rail System).
The Casablanca tram line, which came into service at the end of 2012, was elected as highly commended in the best world-class rail system project of the year 2012 category by Tramways & Urban Transit Organization.
Since 1998, Yapı Merkezi has been continuously listed in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) annual Top 250 International Contractors List. In the mass transit / light rail category, Yapi Merkezi was ranked 4th largest in the world in 1998, 3rd in 1999, 7th in 2000 and 9th in 2017.
Yapi Merkezi designs, builds and operates railway systems, including metros, tramways, light rail transit systems and high-speed railways.
Station construction for urban and mass transit systems
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.
Depots projects and workshops
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:
- Siding and cleaning buildings
- Light repair workshops
- Track areas
- Bogie storage area
- Bogie, body and parts repair areas
- The Network Maintenance Operating Centre (NMOC)
- Locomotive and wagon maintenance shops
- Track and signal maintenance
- Yard facilities
Overhead catenary systems
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.
Signaling, train control and telecommunication systems
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.
Yapi Merkezi realises projects of universal dimensions. Founded in 1965, Yapi Merkezi aims "to create and to realise construction projects that will serve humanity by creating happy environments".
The Red Line Extension (RLE) is a proposed 5.3 mile (8.5km) extension to Chicago's Red Line, which runs along 23 miles (37km) of track and is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).
East Link Extension is a 14.5 mile (23.33km) long light rail transit (LRT) planned in Seattle to connect the biggest and heavily populated Eastside areas with downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and the University of Washington.
Turkish Railways (TCDD) has constructed the country's first high-speed railway line, which connects the capital city of Ankara with largest population centre of Istanbul, and serves more than 17 million people.
On 25 February in Kombolcha, Ethiopia, a ceremony took place for the Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Gebaya Railway Project.
Yapi Merkezi to Strengthen Links between Ethiopia and Turkey via Awash-Weldia Railway Project Construction
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is planning to implement several mega projects in the upcoming years as part of its growth and transformation plans (GTP). In this context, Yapi Merkezi will contribute significantly to Ethiopia's economic growth with the construction of Awash-Weldia/Hara Gabaya Railway Project.
The ground-breaking ceremony of rehabilitation and signalisation of the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak railway line was held on 15 May 2012.