Boyabat Dam Conveyor Support Towers – Turkey
TD2 engineers played a small but essential role in this remarkable $1.2B project. The primary challenge presented by the conveyor’s U.S. manufacturer (MARCO) was how to quickly transport millions of cubic yards of concrete, mixed many miles off-site, to the project pour location in a remote part of Turkey. TD2 structural engineers designed two types of structural steel towers to be strategically placed into the dam wall to serve as supports for their climber and telescoping conveyors.
- Tower heights varied from 10 feet to 100 feet and supported 30,000 pounds of material (concrete)
- Swivel supports for the telescoping conveyor were 32 feet tall of 6-foot diameter steel pipe and supported 27,000 pounds of material load
- As the dam wall rose and the supports were no longer needed, some of them were incorporated into the dam itself
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Photo Credit: Courtesy of MARCO.