Saturday, January 21, 2017

BER: capital airport in 2017, is not opened – TIME ONLINE

the new capital airport is also in 2017, nothing. “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 this year,” said the Chairman of the Berlin Brandenburg airport GmbH, Karsten mill field.

Previously, Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD), which is since about one and a half years, head of the BER Supervisory Board had declared at a conference of the Berlin SPD parliamentary group in Berlin: “At this point, we are at a point where we must say, 2017 may no longer work with the opening.” In view of the construction Progress in the past few years, Müller am, however, does not expect that the opening of the third largest German airport, moves to 2019 or 2020. “After all, what is now, we are actually in the final round of the completion.” He anticipated with 2018 opening date.

in December, it was clear that the last planned opening date of 2017, will no longer hold. An official confirmation it was. A spokesman for the airport said only: “We Express ourselves in January. We want to define on the Basis of a reliable basis for the appointment and that will be in January.” So now. According to the airport boss mill field, the consequences of the re-shift will be discussed in the next meeting of the Supervisory Board. This is for the 7. February planned.

Müller, the management sees it as a duty to state the consequences arising from the recently revealed problems with a total of 1,200 doors. 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.”

According to information from the German press Agency need to be wired in many doors. Because if you do not close in the event of a fire properly, is a scheduled smoke extraction is not possible. In addition, there may be modification required to the sprinkler system. There must be pipes replaced, would vacate the tedious Work in the ceiling cavity about the terminal speed.

Brandenburg airport-coordinator Rainer Bretschneider regretted the postponement of the opening date. The current information from the airport company but obviously no Alternative, said Bretschneider of the dpa on Saturday. “Now it comes down to the fact that as soon as possible, resilient clarity on the construction condition and the further steps up to an opening is created.” The Board of management is required clear. “Just so we can talk loads on a realistic timetable.”

The Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt airport in Schoenefeld, is intended to replace Tegel airport and the closed airport Tempelhof, and later the Altflughafen in Schönefeld. The German number three is designed for up to 27 million passengers a year. Because that’s not enough, it is planned the Expansion. After half a dozen Postponements for the opening date of the construction is about six years in arrears.

reasons for this technique are problems, Baupfusch and management errors. The costs have increased since the start of construction of 2 to about 6.5 billion euros, in part by extensions of the building. Further financial injections for the Expansion are in preparation. The empty airport consumes each month, 17 million euros operating costs, in addition, rental income of 13 to 14 million and the absence of scheduled.


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