The Municipality of Istanbul secured to the Astaldi Group (15%) in a joint venture with Turkish companies Makyol (29%), Ictas (28%) and Kalyon (28%) the EUR 627 million EPC contract, to carry out the civil works and the E&M systems of the Kirazli-Halkalı section of the Istanbul Underground. The project calls for building 10 km of double-tube tunnels, 7 km of which will be made using a TBM. There will be 9 stations with annexed car parks and a depot area. The works will begin in next few days and are scheduled to take about two and a half years. Visit http://www.makyol.com.tr/en, http://www.ictas.com.tr/EN, http://www.kalyongrup.com/en-us/homepage.aspx http://www.astaldi.com/ .15/17.