Our Story

1993
Foundations of Rönesans
Renaissance Construction is founded by Dr. Erman Ilıcak in St. Petersburg, Russia.
2000
Growing in Russia
Renaissance Construction opens the Moscow Office.
2001
Expansion into different areas
Rönesans expands into the real estate development sector.
2004
The first project in Turkey
Optimum Outlet, the company’ first shopping center investment project, is launched in Ankara.
2006
Growth with global achievements
Renaissance Construction makes its debut in one of the world’s most prestigious surveys the “ENR Top 225 International Contractors List”.
2006
Rönesans establishes Rönesans Real Estate Investment in Ankara.
2006
Ankara Optimum Shopping Center opens its doors to visitors.
2007
A new sector: Energy
Rönesans becomes the second largest contractor company in Russia
2007
Renaissance Energy is established.
2008
The first infrastructure project
Rönesans’ first infrastructure project Sochi International Airport is launched.
2008
Rönesans MEA is established and the areas of operation are expanded to include Middle East and North Africa
2009
The foundation carries out social responsibility projects...
Rönesans establishes the Rönesans Education Foundation (REV) and centralizes its corporate social responsibility activities under a single roof.
2009
Shareholding agreement with PORR AG concluded.
2009
2010
New markets
Operations are expanded into Turkmenistan.
2010
Istanbul Optimum Shopping Center is recognized as Europe’s and Turkey’s “Best Shopping Center”.
2011
Goals for the industry
Renaissance Heavy Industries is established.
2012
Rönesans expands its areas of operation and diversifies its services
Rönesans signs contracts for its first projects in Azerbaijan, Iraq and Belarus.
2012
Rönesans Sağlık Yatırım A.Ş. becomes operational.
2013
Russia’s first LEED Gold Certified office building Renaissance Pravda opens.
2013
First steps towards the health sector
Rönesans performs the groundbreaking ceremony of city hospitals built by Rönesans Healthcare Investment in Adana, Yozgat and Elazığ.
2013
Piazza Shopping Centers in Şanlıurfa, Kahramanmaraş and Samsun opens their doors to visitors.
2013
RönesansBiz Mecidiyeköy Office Project becomes operational.
2014
The company undertook the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel Project, the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel in the Swiss Alps.
2014
Rönesans completes the construction of the Ammonia and Urea Factory, the largest operational industrial facility in Turkmenistan.
2014
The company begins the construction of the world's largest natural gas to gasoline plant in Turkmenistan.
2014
The company performs the groundbreaking ceremony of Bursa City Hospital.
2014
Rönesans completes the construction of the LEED Platinum Certified Rönesans Tower in Istanbul.
2014
Rönesans Real Estate enters into partnership with GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore.
2014
In collaboration with REV and the Turkish Education Association, TED Rönesans College welcomes its students.
2015
The sale of Rönesans Tower in Istanbul is closed.
2015
Turkey’s first online scholarship application system and education portal REV Academy Project is launched.
2015
A year full of world records
Lakhta Center Project in St. Petersburg breaks the world record with a monotlithic concrete pouring operation of 49 hours.
2015
The construction of the 246-meter Evolution Tower, one of the tallest high-rise buildings in Europe, is completed.
2016
Acquisitions at full steam
Rönesans acquires 99.25% shares of the Netherlands-based Ballast Nedam NV.
2016
The construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is completed.
2016
Europe's largest iron ore pelletizing plant “Stoylensky GOK” is opened.
2016
Rönesans enters into shareholding agreement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
2016
Rönesans Energy adds the Şanlıurfa HPP to its generation portfolio.
2017
In Turkey, İkitelli City Hospital is financially closed for JPY 163 billion. The agreement is recognized as the “PPP Agreement of the Year” in Europe.
2017
Turkey’s first LEED Certified hospital Yozgat City Hospital and Adana City Hospital, featuring the world’s largest seismic isolator, are opened.
2017
Hilltown Shopping Center opens its doors to visitors in Küçükyalı, Istanbul.
2017
Thanks to all of its breakthroughs, Rönesans Holding qualifies to be in the finals and wins an award in the “Local Currency Bond Deal of the Year” category at the Bonds & Loans Awards.
2017
Rönesans is granted the GAN (Global Apprenticeship Network) Turkey Special Award for its “Young Discovery Program Pusula”.
2017
Rönesans announces that, with Ballast Nedam, it has undertaken the renovation project of the Amsterdam ArenA Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in the Netherlands. This project is considered to be the most extensive renovation the stadium has undergone since 1996.
2017
Ballast Nedam signs an approximately EUR 1 billion Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project for roads and tunnels in the Netherlands.
2017
The construction of the Linde Nitrogen Togliatti Ammonia and Hydrogen Production Facility is completed. Kazakhstan’s largest shopping center Mega Silk Way opens its doors to visitors.
2017
Neva Towers, built in Moscow, is recognized as “the Best International Residential High-Rise Development” at the International Property Awards.
2018
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) recognizes İzmir Optimum Shopping Center as the best in Europe.
2018
Elazığ City Hospital, built by Renaissance Healthcare Investment, becomes operational on August 1.
2018
Ranked 36th in ENR’s list of the world’s largest construction companies, Rönesans Holding is also the 9th largest contracting company in Europe
2018
Rönesans signs a EUR 1.3 billion deal with Maire Tecnimont for the construction of the Amur Natural Gas Processing Plant, which will be one of Russia’s the largest and among the world’s most prominent natural gas processing plants.
2018
Developed by Renaissance Construction in St. Petersburg, Russia, the “Lakhta Center” office project reaches its highest at 462 meters.
2018
Hilltown Shopping Center Project qualifies for the LEED Gold Certificate.
2018
The mechanic and construction work of Phosagro Ammonia Facility, jointly built by Renaissance Heavy Industries and the Japanese JGC Group, completed.
2018
The partnership between the group company Ballast Nedam and TAV Construction win the tender for the construction of an additional terminal at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport which is planned to be completed in 2019. The airport is gearing up to become one of the busiest aviation hubs in Europe.
2018
Piazza Maltepe Shopping Center, a EUR 320 million investment, opens its doors to visitors.
Foundations of Rönesans
Renaissance Construction is founded by Dr. Erman Ilıcak in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Growing in Russia
Renaissance Construction opens the Moscow Office.
Expansion into different areas
Rönesans expands into the real estate development sector.
The first project in Turkey
Optimum Outlet, the company’ first shopping center investment project, is launched in Ankara.
Growth with global achievements
Renaissance Construction makes its debut in one of the world’s most prestigious surveys the “ENR Top 225 International Contractors List”.
Rönesans establishes Rönesans Real Estate Investment in Ankara.
Ankara Optimum Shopping Center opens its doors to visitors.
A new sector: Energy
Rönesans becomes the second largest contractor company in Russia
Renaissance Energy is established.
The first infrastructure project
Rönesans’ first infrastructure project Sochi International Airport is launched.
Rönesans MEA is established and the areas of operation are expanded to include Middle East and North Africa
The foundation carries out social responsibility projects...
Rönesans establishes the Rönesans Education Foundation (REV) and centralizes its corporate social responsibility activities under a single roof.
Shareholding agreement with PORR AG concluded.
New markets
Operations are expanded into Turkmenistan.
Istanbul Optimum Shopping Center is recognized as Europe’s and Turkey’s “Best Shopping Center”.
Goals for the industry
Renaissance Heavy Industries is established.
Rönesans expands its areas of operation and diversifies its services
Rönesans signs contracts for its first projects in Azerbaijan, Iraq and Belarus.
Rönesans Sağlık Yatırım A.Ş. becomes operational.
Russia’s first LEED Gold Certified office building Renaissance Pravda opens.
First steps towards the health sector
Rönesans performs the groundbreaking ceremony of city hospitals built by Rönesans Healthcare Investment in Adana, Yozgat and Elazığ.
Piazza Shopping Centers in Şanlıurfa, Kahramanmaraş and Samsun opens their doors to visitors.
RönesansBiz Mecidiyeköy Office Project becomes operational.
The company undertook the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel Project, the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel in the Swiss Alps.
Rönesans completes the construction of the Ammonia and Urea Factory, the largest operational industrial facility in Turkmenistan.
The company begins the construction of the world's largest natural gas to gasoline plant in Turkmenistan.
The company performs the groundbreaking ceremony of Bursa City Hospital.
Rönesans completes the construction of the LEED Platinum Certified Rönesans Tower in Istanbul.
Rönesans Real Estate enters into partnership with GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore.
In collaboration with REV and the Turkish Education Association, TED Rönesans College welcomes its students.
The sale of Rönesans Tower in Istanbul is closed.
Turkey’s first online scholarship application system and education portal REV Academy Project is launched.
A year full of world records
Lakhta Center Project in St. Petersburg breaks the world record with a monotlithic concrete pouring operation of 49 hours.
The construction of the 246-meter Evolution Tower, one of the tallest high-rise buildings in Europe, is completed.
Acquisitions at full steam
Rönesans acquires 99.25% shares of the Netherlands-based Ballast Nedam NV.
The construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is completed.
Europe's largest iron ore pelletizing plant “Stoylensky GOK” is opened.
Rönesans enters into shareholding agreement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
Rönesans Energy adds the Şanlıurfa HPP to its generation portfolio.
In Turkey, İkitelli City Hospital is financially closed for JPY 163 billion. The agreement is recognized as the “PPP Agreement of the Year” in Europe.
Turkey’s first LEED Certified hospital Yozgat City Hospital and Adana City Hospital, featuring the world’s largest seismic isolator, are opened.
Hilltown Shopping Center opens its doors to visitors in Küçükyalı, Istanbul.
Thanks to all of its breakthroughs, Rönesans Holding qualifies to be in the finals and wins an award in the “Local Currency Bond Deal of the Year” category at the Bonds & Loans Awards.
Rönesans is granted the GAN (Global Apprenticeship Network) Turkey Special Award for its “Young Discovery Program Pusula”.
Rönesans announces that, with Ballast Nedam, it has undertaken the renovation project of the Amsterdam ArenA Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in the Netherlands. This project is considered to be the most extensive renovation the stadium has undergone since 1996.
Ballast Nedam signs an approximately EUR 1 billion Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project for roads and tunnels in the Netherlands.
The construction of the Linde Nitrogen Togliatti Ammonia and Hydrogen Production Facility is completed. Kazakhstan’s largest shopping center Mega Silk Way opens its doors to visitors.
Neva Towers, built in Moscow, is recognized as “the Best International Residential High-Rise Development” at the International Property Awards.
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) recognizes İzmir Optimum Shopping Center as the best in Europe.
Elazığ City Hospital, built by Renaissance Healthcare Investment, becomes operational on August 1.
Ranked 36th in ENR’s list of the world’s largest construction companies, Rönesans Holding is also the 9th largest contracting company in Europe
Rönesans signs a EUR 1.3 billion deal with Maire Tecnimont for the construction of the Amur Natural Gas Processing Plant, which will be one of Russia’s the largest and among the world’s most prominent natural gas processing plants.
Developed by Renaissance Construction in St. Petersburg, Russia, the “Lakhta Center” office project reaches its highest at 462 meters.
Hilltown Shopping Center Project qualifies for the LEED Gold Certificate.
The mechanic and construction work of Phosagro Ammonia Facility, jointly built by Renaissance Heavy Industries and the Japanese JGC Group, completed.
The partnership between the group company Ballast Nedam and TAV Construction win the tender for the construction of an additional terminal at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport which is planned to be completed in 2019. The airport is gearing up to become one of the busiest aviation hubs in Europe.
Piazza Maltepe Shopping Center, a EUR 320 million investment, opens its doors to visitors.