HISTORY
  1. 1956
    Feyyaz Berker, Nihat Gökyiğit and Necati Akçağlılar form an engineering company.
  2. 1957
    The three partners establish Tekfen Construction Ltd., the company name being created by combining "Teknoloji" (Technology) and "Fen" (Science).
  3. 1963
    Tekfen Industry and Trading Co., Inc. is founded to produce incandescent lamps under TEKFEN brand name.
  4. 1966
    Allied Lighting Industry and Trading Co., Inc. is established as a joint venture between Tekfen Industry and Trading Co., Inc. and N.V. Philips to produce fluorescent lamps.
  5. 1967
    Completion of Batman - Dörtyol Crude Oil Pipeline Project for Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO).
  6. 1968
    Tekfen Construction Ltd. transforms into a corporation under the name of Tekfen Construction and Installation Co., Inc.
  7. 1970
    Tekfen Manufacturing and Engineering Co., Inc. is established to manufacture steel storage tanks, pressurized vessels, drums, columns, reactors to serve the hydrocarbon industry.
  8. 1971
    Tekfen Holding Co., Inc. is founded as the umbrella organization to coordinate the activities of the various Tekfen companies.
  9. 1977
    Completion of the 1st Iraq - Turkey Crude Oil Pipeline Project together with a marine terminal and a tank farm for Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) at Ceyhan, Turkey.

    Start of activities abroad: Tekfen signs contract for Fahaheel Expressway Project in Kuwait in partnership with American Companies.
  10. 1978
    Start of construction works for Toros Fertilizer and Chemical Industry Co., Inc. at Ceyhan, Turkey, a new company of the Group established to produce high grade compound fertilizers, NPK and MAP.
  11. 1979
    Tekfen Food and Consumption Goods Marketing Co., Inc. is established as a distributing and marketing company for consumer goods.
  12. 1981
    Tekfen Foreign Trade Co., Inc. is formed as an international trade house.

    Start of Riyadh Water Transmission System, High Point Terminal Project for Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), the first job in Saudi Arabia.

    Toros Fertilizer Plant starts production.
  13. 1983
    Completion of Naphta Steam Cracking Plant Project for Petkim Petrochemical Co., Inc., at Aliağa, Turkey.

    Completion of Riyadh Water Transmission System, High Point Terminal Project for SWCC, Saudi Arabia.

    Start of 14 x 380 kV Transformer Substations Project for Turkish Electricity Authority (TEK).
  14. 1984
    Tekfen Engineering Co., Inc. is established as an independent entity to meet the design and engineering needs of turnkey projects.
  15. 1985
    Completion of the 1st Expansion of Toros Fertilizer Plant at Ceyhan, Turkey.

    Al Jubail - Riyadh Water Transmission System, Line C Project takes off for SWCC, Saudi Arabia.
  16. 1986
    Completion of Yumurtalık - Kırıkkale Crude Oil Pipeline, Tank Farm and Pump Stations Project for BOTAŞ, Turkey.

    Technical Services Co., Inc. (TST) starts manufacturing polypropylene and polyethylene bags in Adana, Turkey.
  17. 1987
    Completion of the 2nd Iraq - Turkey Crude Oil Pipeline Project for BOTAS, Turkey.

    Completion of Ceyhan Terminal Tank Farm Expansion Project for BOTAS Turkey.

    Completion of Baiji Tank Farm Project for State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) Iraq.

    Start of Sinanoba Satellite Town Project for Emlakbank, Turkey.
  18. 1988
    Completion of Assir Water Transmission System Project for SWCC in Saudi Arabia.

    Start of Tarsus - Adana - Gaziantep (TAG) Motorway Project (258 km) for State Highways Authority in Turkey.
  19. 1989
    Tekfenbank is established as an investment bank.

    Completion of Al Jubail - Riyadh Water Transmission System, Line C Project for SWCC, Saudi Arabia.
  20. 1990
    Acquisition of majority shares of Akdeniz Fertilizer Industry Co., Inc., Turkey.

    Thomson-Tekfen Radar Co., Inc. is founded to manufacture "Three Dimensional Long Range Mobile Radars" for Turkish Air Force.
  21. 1991
    Completion of Taif City Underground Utilities System Project for the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia.

    Atasehir Satellite Town Project takes off in Istanbul for Emlakbank, Turkey.
  22. 1993
    Completion of Al Tameer South Tank Farm Project for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait.

    Completion of the first section (124 km) of Tarsus - Adana - Gaziantep (TAG) Motorway, Turkey.

    Completion of Izmir Refinery, Hydrocracker and Associated Units Project, for Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (TUPRAS).

    Acquisition of Hallesche Mitteldeutsche Bau AG (HMB), one of the largest construction companies of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).

    Tschernoretschje Satellite Town Project takes off in Samara, Russian Federation.
  23. 1994
    HMB starts a large package of on-and-off-site works in Leuna 2000 Refinery Project, in Germany.

    Start of Wafra Tank Farm, Eight Welded Crude Oil Storage Tanks Project for KOC, Kuwait.
  24. 1995
    Completion of Tschernoretschje Satellite Town Project in Samara, Russian Federation.

    Akmerkez, a partnership of TEKFEN, starts operating as a prestigious shopping mall with offices and residential units in Istanbul, Turkey.
  25. 1996
    Azfen, a joint venture between TEKFEN and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is established in Azerbaijan.

    Completion of Saztube - Yelemez - Aporni Crude Oil Pipeline Project in Kazakhstan.

    Istanbul Metro Phase 1 Project takes off for Istanbul Municipality, Turkey.

    Completion of Izmit Unicracker and Associated Units Project for TUPRAS, Turkey.

    Tekfen's work quality is certified with ISO 9001.
  26. 1997
    Start of Fergana Refinery Modernisation Project in Uzbekistan.

    Start of the "Azeri section" of Baku-Supsa Crude Oil Pipeline Project for Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC).

    Start of Eastern Province Water Transmission System Project for SWCC, Saudi Arabia.

    Start of Western Province Water Transmission System Project for SWCC, Saudi Arabia.

    Completion of Sangachal Terminal Project for AIOC in Azerbaijan.
  27. 1998
    HMB starts the Federal Chancellery Building and Spreebogen Tunnel Projects in Berlin, Germany.

    "Cotton Spinning Mill" of Papfen, a joint venture between TEKFEN and the Ministry of Light Industry of Uzbekistan, starts production.
  28. 1999
    Completion of the "Azeri section" of Western Route Pipeline Project for AIOC.

    Completion of the construction of "Pump Stations and Mobile Radio Stations" in the framework of Western Route Pipeline Project in Georgia.

    Completion of Mechanical, Electrical, Piping and Instrumentation Works of Supsa Terminal, Georgia.

    Start of 80.000 seat Istanbul Atatürk Olympic Stadium Project, Turkey.

    Start of Tekfen Tower Project in Istanbul, Turkey.
  29. 2000
    Azfen finalizes the fabrication of the "Water Injection Module" for Chirag-1 Platform, thus marking its first step in offshore industry.

    Completion of Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep Motorway Project, the largest project implemented by Tekfen under one contract.

    Completion of Fergana Refinery Modernisation Project, Uzbekistan.

    Completion of Istanbul Metro Phase 1 Project, Turkey.

    CPC Crude Oil Pipeline Project takes off in Kazakhstan.

    Sugözü Power Plant Project takes off in Turkey.

    Afsin Elbistan Power Plant, B Unit Project takes off in Turkey.

    Haradh Gas Pipeline Project takes off in Saudi Arabia.

    Restructuring of Tekfen Holding under four groups:
    "Contracting",
    "Agri - Industry",
    "Finance and Services",
    "Real Estate Development".
  30. 2001
    Accreditation of TEKFEN for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Systems, OHSAS 18001.

    "Onshore Safety Award" of International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) goes to Tekfen for its outstanding performance in 2000.

    Prof. Gudushauri General Hospital Rehabilitation Works take off in Georgia.

    Tekfen Holding acquires Bank Express, a 26 - branch commercial bank and merges it with Tekfenbank.
  31. 2002
    "Sangachal Onshore Terminal Main Construction Works" take off in Azerbaijan in the framework of Azeri - Chirag - Guneshli Full Field Development Project.

    Apsheron Peninsula Natural Gas Pipeline Project starts in Azerbaijan.

    Tekfen signs contract for "Ceyhan Marine Terminal Onshore and Offshore Construction Works" in the framework of Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline Project.

    Completion of Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium Project.

    Tekfen Holding adds two more groups into its organization:
    "Investment and Service" and "International Investments and Trading", while "Banking" becomes an independent group.
  32. 2003
    STB 1 Barge Upgrade Work Project takes off in Azerbaijan.

    Atyrau Refinery Rehabilitation Works take off in Kazakhstan.

    Completion of Haradh Gas Pipeline Project in Saudi Arabia.

    Completion of Apsheron Peninsula Natural Gas Pipeline Project in Azerbaijan.

    Completion of Sugözü Power Plant Project in Turkey.

    Completion of Tekfen Tower Project in Turkey.

    Tekfen extends its accreditation to cover ISO 9001:2000.

    TEKFEN-1 and 2, the largest pile driving barges in Turkey are launched for Ceyhan Marine Terminal Onshore and Offshore Construction Works.

    "Tekfen receives BP's HELIOS Award on 'Promoting Human Development Through Training and Recruitment' theme for its achievement in Sangachal Terminal Expansion Project.
  33. 2004
    Two new construction schemes in Saudi Arabia: Yanbu Refinery Diesel Hydrotreating Complex Civil Works & Quad-1 Pipeline for Ain Dar and Shedgum Seawater Conversion System Projects take off.

    Tekfen reconfirms its HSE attitude and pioneers also on 'environment' : ISO 14001Environmental Management System certification process is successfully completed.

    Another challenging project in Azerbaijan: Process, Compression, Water Utility Platform (13.500 t), Topside Fabrication Works Project starts in partnership with Amec & Azfen.

    BTC, Ceyhan Marine Terminal - Construction of 2.3 km Jetty; 496th (final) pile is driven as of 27 September; the total length of the piles driven reach 152 km.

    Tekfen steps into a new continent, new country with a motorway contract in Morocco; Tanger- Port de Oued Rmel Motorway Project is signed.

    BursaRay B: Construction works of the 2nd Phase of the Light Rail System for Bursa City is awarded to Tekfen - Siemens - Tüvasas Consortium.

    Accreditation of Tekfen for ISO 14001: 2004.

    IPLOCA 2004 Environmental Award for Tekfen's Sangachal (Azerbaijan) & BTC (Ceyhan-Turkey) schemes.
  34. 2005
    Completion of ACG Full Field Development, Sangachal Terminal, Phase 1 and 2 Project in Azerbaijan.

    Completion of Afsin Elbistan Thermal Power Plant, Unit B Project in Turkey.

    Completion of C&WP Topside Platform Fabrication Works in Azerbaijan.

    Completion of Atyrau Refinery Reconstruction Works in Kazakhstan.

    Completion of Yanbu Refinery DHT Complex Civil Works in Saudi Arabia.

    Ras Laffan to Mesaieed Ethane Transmission Pipeline Project takes off in Qatar.

    Enhancement of Crude Export Facilities Project takes off in Kuwait.

    Maritza- East 1 Thermal Power Plant Construction Works take off in Bulgaria.
  35. 2006
    Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Tekfen Group.

    Completion of BTC Pipeline Project, Ceyhan Marine Terminal, Onshore / Offshore Works in Turkey.

    Completion of Shah Deniz Gas Export Onshore Terminal in Azerbaijan.

    Kufra Conveyance System Project takes off in Libya.

    Rabigh Refinery Project, Civil & Mechanical Works take off in Saudi Arabia.
  36. 2007
    Tekfen signs contract for Primary Routes, North Road Project in Qatar.

    Tekfen signs contract for Wet Phosphoric Acid Plant Project in Saudi Arabia.

    Khurais Water Injection Facilities and Utilities Project takes off in Saudi Arabia.

    Completion of Ras Laffan to Mesaieed Ethane Transmission Pipeline Project in Qatar.

    Completion of Enhancement of Crude Export Facilities Project in Kuwait.
  37. 2008
    Completion of PCWU Topside Platform (13.500 t) in Azerbaijan.

    Completion of Bursa Light Rail System, Section B in Turkey.

    Completion of Petrorabigh Utilities & Offsites Package (UO1) in Saudi Arabia.

    Tekfen upgrade its Occupational Health and Safety System, OHSAS 18001: 1999 to OHSAS 18001: 2007.

    Tekfen receives IPLOCA Safety Award for the year 2007.

    Kashagan Main Works Project, Kazakhstan, exceedes 27.000.000 manhours without DAFWC.
  38. 2009
    Tekfen signs contract for Qapco LDPE 3 Project in Qatar.

    Tekfen signs contract for SAS/ASAB Main Oil Line and ME&I Works in U.A.E.

    Completion of two challenging projects Petrorabigh Utilities & Offsites Umbrella (UOU) and Khurais Water Injection Facilities & Utilities in Saudi Arabia.

    Completion of Azeri, Chiraq, Guneshli Onshore Terminal Phases 1,2,3 in Azerbaijan.

    Completion of Samir Refinery, Upgrade Works, Morocco with over 25.000.000 manhours without DAFWC.

    Completion of Umm Bab-Mesaieed Crude Oil Pipeline in Qatar.

    Tekfen upgrades its Quality System from ISO 9001: 2000 to ISO 9001: 2008.
  39. 2010
    Tekfen signs contracts for Fabrication of Topsides & Drilling Facilities &Integration of Living Quarters(18.500 t) and New Management Office of Socar in Azerbaijan.

    Tekfen signs contracts with OCP for DAP Fertilizer Plant and Slurry Pipeline in Morocco.

    Completion of Maritza East-1 Thermal Power Plant in Bulgaria.

    Completion of Harweel Cluster Phase II, Gas & Oil Pipeline in Oman.
  40. 2011
    Tekfen signs contract for South Yoloten Gas Field Development Scheme in Turkmenistan.

    Tekfen signs contract for Tüpraş Residuum Upgrading in Turkey.

    Completion of Wet Phosphoric Acid Plant in Saudi Arabia.

    Necati Akçağlılar, one of the founding partners, passes away.