Port of Filyos, Turkey

The ambitious Filyos Project is planned to turn the Western part of the Black Sea region into an industrial hub. Located on Zonguldak coast, the project, worth USD 10 billion, is expected to create jobs for some 22,000 people. The government-initiated projects for the region include a port, organized industrial zones, dams and power plants.


Client: CFCU/MOT, EC

Period: 2012-2014

Total project cost: DKK 2,980,000,000 


The existing ports in the region are too limited in their possibilities to expand. Near the village of Filyos a port of 500 hectare will be constructed. It enables the cargo flows between Ankara and Russia to follow the shortest possible route, via Filyos. This will contribute to a reduction of the traffic in the overcrowded Bosporus straits. Furthermore, it is expected that the port will stimulate the developments in the surroundings of Filyos. Another effect could be the emergence of a north-south transport flow across Turkey, the so-called 'land bridge' between Filyos and the port of Mersin, situated on the Mediterranean southern coast of Turkey. In view of the combination of interests the Turkish government considers the implementation of the port of great strategic importance.

Swecos role in this great project has been to support the state of Turkey in review of design and tender documents and amending tender documents including technical and financial specifications to EC-model and procedure.

The existing project for new Port for Coal-Import, Containers and Break Bulk to betendered includes:

  • Civil structural engineering including 3 km breakwaters and revetments, 1300 to 3000 m quays, dredging (now to -14 future to -19) and reclamation of more than 100 ha
  • Bill of quantities and cost estimate, Technical Specifications and Particular Conditions.

In addition we have prepared documents to include transport corridor of more than 5 km of road and railway including bridge over the Filyos river.