After many success stories in the biggest infrastructure & transport projects in Turkey, Haulotte & Acarlar are adding another layer of success in the world’s biggest airport project in Istanbul by deploying the entire construction site with a large number of Haulotte innovative products. Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) is the biggest and the most strategic project in the history of Turkey & is nearly 80 percent completed. Acarlar Makine has supported the mega project by supplying more than 300 units of the full range of Haulotte Aerial Work Platforms.
Istanbul New Airport will have the capacity to host 200 million annual travelers upon completion, making it the world's largest transportation hub on the largest plot of land ever designated for an airport facility. It will be the third international airport to be built in Istanbul after Istanbul Atatürk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.
The airport, which is located far from the city center, will be connected to the city center by a high-speed railway in late 2019 where various Haulotte Scissor lifts & Diesel Articulated Booms have been using since the beginning of the project.
All commercial businesses that will be located at the third airport will have a green establishment certificate (LEED). In this respect, Istanbul New Airport will carry the title as the world's first green airport.
Full range of Haulotte products are taking role in the mega project starting from Haulotte Electric scissor lift with 8 meter working height to the biggest diesel boom lift with 43 m working height proving the necessity of the AWPs in such projects. The need for the Haulotte working platforms is increasing day by day paralleled with the increasing awareness of the risks of working at height, the complexity of the structural designs of the airport & the adoption of time saving solutions through safe equipment.
Haulotte Diesel Articulated & Telescopic Booms were ideal to reach the difficult working areas in top of the elevations & to build the complex design of the structure. The Articulated HA41RTJ PRO has a maximum outreach of 19.80m and the best lifting speed in the market with less than 40 seconds. The newly launched HA26RTJ PRO has been designed to meet the expectations of operators in terms of performance and the best comfort and safety feeling. Thanks to perfectly simultaneous movements, this articulating boom quickly extends to full height so that operators save considerable time in reaching the work area. The Telescopic HT43RTJPRO which is well known for its rough terrain capabilities is providing best performance & productivity. Since safety is not an option, all the big booms were equipped with a secondary guarding system: The HAULOTTE ACTIV’ Shield© Bar 2.0 which provides the highest level of safety for aerial platform operators. In an entrapment situation, the operator is pushed towards the bar and the machine stops automatically. The large clearance space, the Safety Gap, protects the operator from the entrapment.
Haulotte Diesel Scissors H15SX and H18SX are perfectly up to the task with their ergonomic and spacious designed platform thanks to double extension which can be loaded up to 500kg. The superior 4WD with hydraulic differential lock greatly improves the traction on all grounds whereas Haulotte Electric Scissors have been used for the electrical installations, false ceiling, fire sprinkle installation & interior design of the airport. The Haulotte Compact 14 is the most popular model in this project; it is perfectly suitable thanks to its optimal 350 kg lifting capacity & its ability to be driven at full height (14 meters).
Another popular model is the new OPTIMUM 8, AC drive, which can work outdoors in winds up to 45 km/h while maintaining the load capacity of 230 kg.
The electric articulated boom HA15IP with 8.45 m outreach has the best turning radius for optimum translation maneuverability in tightest space -3.7 m – and is suitable for both inside & outside use. The vertical mast STAR 10 is also widely used on this worksite. Thanks to its zero tail swing, the operator can entirely rotate the turret while driving or working at height, without any risks of accidental contact of the turret with external obstacles or risks of being stuck. Thus, the operator can work in total safety and confidence.