Noise barriers from recycled tires used in the longest suspension bridge project in the world
A Turkey-based company Hatko – a manufacturer of noise barriers from recycled end-of-life tire rubber – reports it has become a part of “the longest mid-span suspension bridge in the world project” – now Hatko’s noise barriers from recycled tire rubber are used in the 1915 Çanakkale Brige Project, also knows as the Dardanelles Bridge.
About 1915 Çanakkale Bridge
1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway Project is a large-scale development project for Turkey’s transportation and infrastructure. Reportedly, the bridge will cut down the crossing of the Çanakkale Strait to six minutes but the project itself will be making a sizable contribution to the country’s economy.
The project’s appointed company Çanakkale Motorway and Bridge Construction Investment and Operation Inc., is a company founded specifically for this Project by the investor companies who won the tender process held by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure of Turkey, General Directorate of Highways, based on the Build-Operate-Transfer model. The four partner companies (Limak and Yapı Merkezi from Turkey, DL E&C and SK ecoplant from South Korea) contribute to the project with their technical expertise.
Hatko’s noise barriers from recycled tire rubber
Hatko’s sound barriers made from tire-derived crumb rubber decrease traffic noise, even at its maximum levels, in residential areas near highways with high vehicle traffic, or near intercity railways and tram routes, double roads, etc. This enables to increase the life quality of life for residents in the vicinity of such routes, providing calm and peaceful atmosphere for living.
Hatko asserts that its products demonstrate superior performance characteristics, providing high noise resistance in all weather conditions, being environment-friendly, suitable for recycling and being resistant to severe climate, precipitation and wind.
The company provides 10-year-warranty for its sound barriers and notes that noise reduction level reaches up to 20 dB. Moreover, Hatko notes that the barriers are easy to install and do not require maintenance.
Furthermore, speaking about advantages of its products, Hatko notes that the design of their noise barriers goes in line with aesthetic views and barriers are safe for animals. Also, the products are reinforced with a rigid backbone for extra stability, made resistant to abrasion and, most importantly, delivered from flammability features of rubber.
Currently, Hatko sells the noise barriers in Turkey and abroad and has obtained a variety of certificates for its merchandise, such as EN 14388, EN 1793, EN 1794, EN 14389, EN 16272 and TUV quality certifications. Apart from noise barriers, the company manufactures many more molded products from recycled tire rubber.
About Hatko’s Background
Founded in 1985, Hatko has been active in construction industry, synthetic turf manufacturing, livestock and highways sectors. According to Hatko, the company has been exporting its merchandize to all continents of the world and its current customers reside in 79 countries. A candidate of the Guinness Records, Hatko is one of FIFA’s 30 licensors as well as the first Turkish member of the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC). A large family with over 200 employees, Hatko Group of Companies has branches and manufacturing facilities in Istanbul, Ankara, İskenderun, İzmir, Antalya and Osmaniye.