Berlin – New Disaster for the Berlin capital airport BER: 25 years after the beginning of the planning has been moved to the opening again.
Due to new technical problems with fire protection in terminal buildings, stands also in 2017, not a pilot. The Airport CEO Karsten mill field and Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD) shared with.
Muller, since about one and a half years, head of the BER Supervisory Board, is now that of at least 6.5 billion euros, expensive breakdowns, airport 2018 comes into operation. The Opposition in Berlin and Brandenburg accused him to have been much earlier, from the development and for tactical reasons, yet still kept known.
According to the words of Mühlenfelds to meeting the consequences of the recent shift in the Supervisory Board on 7. February advice. Müller sees the management of the company have a duty to talk plain text. In addition, a round table with companies involved in scheduled to take place in the Red city hall, with the cooperation of “back” didn’t work. “We will have in the next two weeks, for greater security, where we stand.”
Mueller called on the BER Board of management, to say in the first quarter, what is the actual date for the opening you are aiming for, you now. The Supervisory Board would no longer stall. “We need to change an appointment,” says Müller. This is for planning security is important, such as the airlines.
Originally, should open the third-largest German Airport in 2011. In the meantime, the date has been postponed about half a dozen Times. The new deferral back to information from the German press Agency problems in about 1,200 doors in the BER, the need to be re-wired. Because if you do not close in the event of a fire properly, is not a sufficient smoke extraction. In addition, there may be modification required to the sprinkler system.
“According to the new findings, which I have been informed in the past week, representatives of the shareholders, is the associated risk for the opening of the BER in this year,” said mill field on Saturday, the dpa. He was responding to Remarks Miller. “At this point, we are at a point where we must say, 2017 may no longer work with the opening,” said the head of the government at a SPD conference in Erfurt.
The new delay had been coming for longer. Officially, the airport noted last, however, on schedule for opening in 2017. According to research by the “Bild am Sonntag” should have known mill field for months that this is possible. He had official deadlines for the naming of a specific opening date, knowingly elapse, and this, apparently, to the Supervisory Board concealed, wrote to the newspaper, citing internal documents. Already in September or at the latest in October, he would have an opening in 2017 is not feasible to explain.
the airport spokesman Lars Wagner rejected the. Under Mühlenfelds responsibility were corrected in the last two years, the mistakes of the past on the BER, the project overall progress and the regular exchanges with Stakeholders have been ensured. For the re-suspended the opening of the new state from the construction sector was crucial. About mill box informed immediately, first the shareholders and then the Public.
The Opposition in Berlin and Brandenburg, is nevertheless of a rigged game. Because mill field, government chief Müller of the Berlin election on may 18. September didn’t want to damage that had been concealed in the new situation, declared about Brandenburg’s Green party parliamentary leader Axel Vogel and Berlin CDU parliamentary leader Florian Graf. Müller had known “much longer” from the mill field, the Airport could not open in 2017, according to Graf. The mayor must now stand to the Parliament to answer questions. The and a full account of events also calls for the AfD.
The Brandenburg CDU-transport politicians Rainer Genilke said Müller to get his commitment as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The Problem with the fire doors had been going on for five years. The empty Airport consumes costs each month, 17 million Euro operation. In addition, rental income of 13 to 14 million missing.