A total of 14 Liebherr tower cranes are helping to build Emaar Square in Istanbul.
Emaar Square is one of Turkey’s largest private developments, and the Liebherr cranes are being used to meet all of the project’s high-rise lifting requirements. The cranes are being operated by one of the site’s main contractors Sera Yapi Construction, and have been supplied by Liebherr’s Turkish distributor Atilla Dural Mumessillik Insaat Turizm Tic as part of a two-year rental agreement.
Banu Aydin, project coordinator for Sera Yapi, said: “We decided on a rental agreement rather than purchase, given the large amount of craneage required, and we worked directly with Atilla Dural to select units that could be operated closely in tandem, enabling us to finely calculate lifting cycles and construction times.”
At present, Emaar Square represents the largest single deployment of Liebherr tower cranes in Turkey. The development is currently at the foundation stage: all 14 Liebherr cranes are installed within the square’s foundations, and will grow with the project as it moves skywards.
The development is situated in Camlica on the Asian side of Istanbul. Once completed, Emaar Square will feature a variety of residential and commercial units, including seven high-rise towers, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall, an ice rink, a 2,400-seat cinema complex, and a five-storey underground car park.
The project is scheduled to complete in 2017, and its new shopping centre is expected to create 5,000 jobs. Emaar Square is being developed by Emaar Turkey, a division of Dubai-based Emaar Properties. This undertaking is the firm’s second project in Turkey.