16 Oct 2018

Royal HaskoningDHV, together with two Turkish partners Yüksel Project and Dolsar Engineering, has signed a new contract for preparation of Istanbul Masterplan Water with Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (ISKI).

Istanbul is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the World with its territories expanding over two continents. In order to provide water, wastewater and urban drainage services for over 16 million people, ISKI is operating a large number of water sources, treatment facilities, distribution and collection systems. The water sources of Istanbul, which are distributed unevenly around and outside the borders of the city, are facing problems due to global climate change as well as industrialization and urbanization. Although the surface area of Istanbul is 5,461 km2, the city receives its water from surface water sources located within an area of 9,271 km2; this brings together operational as well as financial challenges.

The Istanbul Water Masterplan for ISKI comprises all aspects of urban water including water resources, treatment and disposal, storm water drainage and organizational performance. The aim is to define future proof engineering, financial and institutional measures in order to sustain the investments, management policy and service quality of ISKI operations.

Signing Ceremony, Istanbul Turkey | Royal HaskoningDHV

Signing Ceremony, Istanbul Turkey

Royal HaskoningDHV is the leading member of the joint venture established for the project and Arend Jan van de Kerk takes on this comprehensive project management task. A team composed of section consultants will assure the quality control of the deliverables of each section as well as operational/structural excellence of ISKI. ISKI awarded the project to the Royal HaskoningDHV-Yüksel Project-Dolsar Engineering partnership because of our extensive references, experienced team and clear project methodology. Project manager Arend Jan van de Kerk: “I am delighted to start this project after a long period of preparation in close co-operation with our partners. This project is challenging in its size, complexity and stakeholder involvement and will be a blueprint for other Water and Sewerage Administrations in Turkey and beyond.”