British Steel and Ronesans colleagues at our rail operations in Scunthorpe.
04 Jul 2024

British Steel starts shipping rail for Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep High Speed Railway in Turkey

The first shipment in a multi-million-pound rail contract will leave British Steel for Turkey this week.

As previously announced, we are supplying tens of thousands of tonnes of track for the project connecting Mersin with the cities of Adana, Osmaniye and Gaziantep in southern Turkey.

It will help create a lower-emission transport link between Turkey’s second-largest container port and inland cities more than 150 miles away, with the project expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 150,000 tonnes a year.

A team from Ronesans Holding, which is constructing the Mersin-Adana-Gaziantep High Speed Railway on behalf of the Turkish Ministry of Transport, has just toured our Scunthorpe operations for factory acceptance testing.

Following the success of that visit, the first part of the order will set sail from Goole to Turkey in the days ahead.

The rails are 60E1 in grade R260, each at 36 metres in length.