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Watch: New video shows 58 Liebherr tower cranes working on the world's largest international airport

Watch: New video shows 58  Liebherr tower cranes working on the world's largest international airport

Liebherr has released aerial footage from the construction site of the world’s largest airport in Turkey. The new Istanbul Airport is to be built on a site of 7650 hectares in four phases by 2028, making it the largest airport in the world. The floor area of the main terminal alone is 130 hectares. The construction costs are estimated at over 10 billion euros.

The order for the IGA project consisted of 10 x 154 EC‑H tower cranes, 32 x 280 EC‑H tower cranes and 17 x 200 EC‑H tower cranes.

Construction work started in mid-2014 with the earthworks and the first phase is due to be completed at the start of 2018. In summer 2016 there was a total of around 13,000 people and around 2000 construction machines working on the site at one time.

The construction of additional take-off and landing runways and another terminal by the end of 2022 will mark the end of the second and third phases.

After the completion of the fourth project phase facing 2028, up to 3500 flights will be cleared for taking off and landing on a total of six runways, linking Istanbul with over 350 destinations throughout the world. This represents a total capacity of up to 200 million passengers every year.

Fact Sheet: Istanbul New Airport

Total Project Area: 76.5 million m²

Main Terminal Building Construction Area: 1,300,000 m²

Car park Construction Area: 700,000 m²

Car park Capacity: 18,000 vehicle

Total Closed Construction Area: 3.5 million m²

Terminal Building Concrete Amount: 1,000,000 m³

Terminal Building Ferrous Reinforcement: 180,000 ton

Terminal Roof Area: 450,000 m²

Terminal Front-Line Area: 500,000 m²

Daily Landing and Departure: 3,500 (total after phase 4)

Number of Airlines operating: more than 150

Runways: 6 (total after phase 4)

Annual Passenger Capacity:

Phase-1: 90 million passengers per year

Phase-4: of up to 200 million passengers per year

Flight Destinations: 350 worldwide

Below is a video of the construction of the the new international airport in Istanbul. Phase 1a is scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2018. The Istanbul new airport will have four phases and be fully operational by 2028.

Liebherr has released aerial footage from the construction site of the world’s largest airport in Turkey. The new Istanbul Airport is to be built on a site of 7650 hectares in four phases by 2028, making it the largest airport in the world. The floor area of the main terminal alone is 130 hectares. The construction costs are estimated at over 10 billion euros.

The order for the IGA project consisted of 10 x 154 EC‑H tower cranes, 32 x 280 EC‑H tower cranes and 17 x 200 EC‑H tower cranes.

Construction work started in mid-2014 with the earthworks and the first phase is due to be completed at the start of 2018. In summer 2016 there was a total of around 13,000 people and around 2000 construction machines working on the site at one time.

The construction of additional take-off and landing runways and another terminal by the end of 2022 will mark the end of the second and third phases.

After the completion of the fourth project phase facing 2028, up to 3500 flights will be cleared for taking off and landing on a total of six runways, linking Istanbul with over 350 destinations throughout the world. This represents a total capacity of up to 200 million passengers every year.

Fact Sheet: Istanbul New Airport

Total Project Area: 76.5 million m²

Main Terminal Building Construction Area: 1,300,000 m²

Car park Construction Area: 700,000 m²

Car park Capacity: 18,000 vehicle

Total Closed Construction Area: 3.5 million m²

Terminal Building Concrete Amount: 1,000,000 m³

Terminal Building Ferrous Reinforcement: 180,000 ton

Terminal Roof Area: 450,000 m²

Terminal Front-Line Area: 500,000 m²

Daily Landing and Departure: 3,500 (total after phase 4)

Number of Airlines operating: more than 150

Runways: 6 (total after phase 4)

Annual Passenger Capacity:

Phase-1: 90 million passengers per year

Phase-4: of up to 200 million passengers per year

Flight Destinations: 350 worldwide

Below is a video of the construction of the the new international airport in Istanbul. Phase 1a is scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2018. The Istanbul new airport will have four phases and be fully operational by 2028.

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