A delegation from Ukrhydroenergo, led by CEO Ihor Syrota, visited the latest extensive project in Istanbul - Galataport.
This exceptional infrastructure venture situated on the Bosporus includes a port designed for substantial maritime transport and was arranged for inspection by the Turkish company Dogus, the principal investor and developer.
The Dogus management exhibited the phases, distinctive features, and intricacies of constructing this project. These insights could hold significant value in Ukraine's planning and establishment of hydroelectric power stations. Ukrhydroenergo conveyed interest in investigating the methodologies for building such types of infrastructure, particularly underwater ones, as they could be pivotal in reconstructing and advancing hydroelectric power stations in Ukraine.
Following the tour, a meeting took place at Dogus' premises to deliberate on opportunities for collaboration and the potential execution of collaborative undertakings. The Turkish company displayed interest in revitalising the Kahovska HPP, constructing the Kaniv HPP, and repairing the Dnipro HPP, which had sustained damage from missile strikes. Additionally, the feasibility of acquiring grants from international financial institutions and funds for preparing and implementing these projects was addressed.
Executed over a span of two years, the Galataport encompasses 400,000 square meters of facilities. The overall investment totals USD 1.7 billion. Galataport Istanbul stands as a global benchmark and features the world's inaugural subterranean terminal spanning 29,000 square meters, equipped with a hatch system, and an underground parking facility capable of housing 2,400 vehicles. The port can accommodate 3 ships and roughly 15,000 passengers daily. The hatch system delineates the customs and security sectors. These ingenious solutions have metamorphosed the Karakoy waterfront, which had remained inaccessible to the public for two centuries, into one of the city's most exquisite pedestrian zones.