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Borusan Gemlik Port, Gemlik, Bursa

Increasing the port's capacity in a highly seismic area

Borusan Port is a major import and export gate strategically located at the Gemlik Bay, Bursa, in the Marmara Sea. Arup provided this key transit hub with a port planning study to assess the phased expansion which will provide for an annual throughput of 370,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) containers and three million tons general cargo.

The proposed port will be comprised of four dedicated container berths, one ro-ro berth and three general cargo berths, and will involve the reclamation of 33ha from the sea for container storage areas.

New multifunctional jetty

Arup provided design review, site supervision and project management as well as maritime, structural, geotechnical and seismic design engineering services fo this new 440m long jetty.

The jetty consists of two multipurpose berths for ro-ro, containers and general cargo vessels of up to 25,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage).

Arup also made recommendations for extensive revisions of the jetty which has a suspended concrete deck on tubular steel piles to allow for larger and heavier mobile harbour cranes and new earthquake code provisions.  

At the formal opening ceremony the client expressed his appreciation of the high standard of service provided by Arup.