February 22 - Having underpinned the company's activities in 2010, Bati Project & Heavy Lift Logistics expects that wind power plants and renewable energy projects, particulary wind turbines, will keep it busy with Turkey's energy ministry planning 15,000

Assistant general manager, Cuneyt Alkan says that the Istanbul-based freight forwarder, which has good experience of handling the transport of project cargoes worldwide, will not only follow Turkey, but also projects that are being carried out across the Arabian Peninsula, in the Caucasas, as well as Northern Africa. 

Alkan says: "Whilst we offer and develop routes for transportation to and from Turkey, and through the neighboring countries, cross trade is also important for us and we are anticipating involvement in a number of power plant projects in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia." 

Recently, Bati Projects moved six 320 tonne machines to Turkey, and has been active in several hydroelectric and cunstruction projects. The company has also handled the transport of 17 yachts in last six months. 

Alkan adds that the Turkish ports of Derince, Mersin and Iskenderun are hubs for handling big projects, Especially heavy lift, and mulit-purpose, as well as ro-ro ships are regular callers from Europe, USA, and the Far East. "We have our own offices at Derince, Mersin and Izmir to provide all necessary services for our customers and have hired a 20,000 sq m stacking area at Derince on a long term lease to manage project shipments efficiently.