Istanbul, November 23 - Neftegaz.RU. SOCAR, the largest foreign investor in Turkey, was awarded a contract for nine fuel stations at Istanbul Airport, which will be the world's largest airport after completion.
SOCAR Turkey was awarded a contract for 9 fuel stations at Istanbul Airport. The 1st phase of the new transport hub was officially opened on 29 October. The 9 new stations will serve a combination of service vehicles operating within the vast perimeter of the modern hub and the general public.
As an operator, SOCAR is immensely proud to be have been chosen as the preferred operator to meet consumers' fuel needs at the world's largest airport. After completion, the airport will be the world’s largest passenger airport with an estimated capacity reaching 200 million passengers a year.
Vagif Aliyev, Board Chairman of SOCAR Turkey, said that they will serve customers in Turkey directly for the 1st time. «In 2008, we entered the Turkish market with the acquisition of Petkim and since then we have realized giant projects such as the STAR Refinery, TANAP, Petlim Container Terminal, Petkim Wind Power Station with a total investment of $14.2 billion»
«I am very pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract on operating the fuel stations at the world's largest airport, which is a strategic and important step for us to be recognized both for our brand and for direct communication with consumers. Our company always evaluates opportunities in the sector and closely monitors the market. Hence we don’t exclude the possibility of investing more in this sector in the years to come.», he noted