Testing the engineering model of the project in the hydraulic laboratory
As part of the “Ambassadori Batumi Island” project, alongside the submission of the scoping report to the National Environmental Agency of Georgia, additional studies are currently being conducted to guarantee the long-term stability of the two man-made peninsulas and one artificial island.
Testing of the project’s engineering model, led by the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments of the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, commenced in Ankara on July 21, 2023. These tests are being carried out in a hydraulic laboratory equipped with a wave tank and wave flow modeling systems, measuring 40X0.6X1.2 meters in size.
During the modeling process, we are carefully examining the interaction of two waves and measuring the speed at which they overlap hydraulically. These tests will persist until September 20 of this current year.
As part of the ongoing administrative proceedings, specialists from the National Environmental Agency were invited by “Ambassadori Batumi Island” to visit Ankara and become familiar with laboratory research and testing of the engineering and construction solutions for the sea-based structures that are planned to be built.
The General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments, part of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Turkey, has a history spanning over a century and possesses more than eight decades of experience in delivering maritime services. Presently, the Directorate is actively engaged in a wide array of projects, both domestically and internationally, encompassing railway research and construction, harbor research and construction, airport infrastructure development, electrification, and numerous other endeavors.