BBI Terminal: Go-ahead given for construction work11.07.2008
The new six-storey BBI passenger terminal will be 220-metres long, 180-metres wide and 32-metres high. A 715-metre-long main pier will be built in front of the terminal and, according to current plans, will have 15 jetways. The terminal will be completed by a 350-metre-long north pier, which is intended for walk boarding, and a 350-metre-long south pier with ten jetways. The U-shaped terminal complex will initially be able to handle 22 to 25 million passengers.
Klaus Wowereit, governing mayor of Berlin, on the start of construction: "Starting the structural work on the terminal marks yet another key milestone on the way to completing BBI. The new terminal will be the mainstay of the future airport. Thanks to BBI, the capital region will be well equipped to face the challenges that lie ahead in a globalised world."
Matthias Platzeck, Minister President of Brandenburg: "BBI is one of Europe's most significant building projects. Starting construction work on the terminal also sends out a strong signal to local businesses to continue to actively participate in the construction of BBI. BBI is a success story for regional SMEs. We will continue to implement our tried-and-tested BBI concept for SMEs in future, too. The BBI construction site is the region's key growth driver even now. Contracts worth 1.2 billion euros have already been awarded, of which 85 per cent alone have gone to regional businesses."
Dr. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs: "BBI represents a high-performance, international commercial airport for the federal capital. The terminal lends this airport its unmistakable character. Only last week were we able to complete the first section of the railway station. Construction work is progressing steadily. With BBI, the capital region is realising one of Europe's biggest airport projects. One that is not only of major importance for the whole of Germany, but also for bordering regions such as western Poland."
Thomas Weyer, BBI/Technical Director of Berlin Airports: "Starting the structural work on time ensures that work on BBI can continue according to schedule. During peak periods, over 1,000 construction workers will carry out structural work on the terminal alone. The new terminal meets all of the requirements of a modern, high-performance and customer-oriented airport. The terminal is an investment in customer satisfaction. It will be one of the new landmarks in the capital region."
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BBI Terminal fact sheet – facts and figures
General terminal planning More than 140 planning offices from the areas of architecture, structural framework planning and building services engineering as well as other specialised planners are involved in working on the terminal.
Total area of terminal and piers - Gross floor space: 280,000 m² - Roof area: 49,000 m² - Access road approx. 550 m long
Terminal - Length: 220 m - Width: 180 m - Height: 32 m
Main pier - Length: 715 m - According to current plans, initially 15 jetways, one for handling A-380 aircraft
North pier - Length: 350 m - Walk boarding
South pier - Length: 350 m - 10 jetways
Terminal levels Level U2 – railway, machinery, supply and disposal area Level U1 – feeder level from the railway station to the terminal and AirportCity Level E0 – arrivals, incl. baggage reclaim and access road Level EOZ – intermediate floor for separating passengers according to the Air Security Act Level E1 – access road, departures, check-in, security checkpoints, retail, cafes/restaurants and waiting rooms Level E2 – waiting rooms, lounges, offices Level E3 – lounges Level E4 – terrace
Terminal facilities: - Eight check-in islands with 112 desks in all - Frequent use of Common Use Self-Service (CUSS), i.e. check-in at machines, which are jointly used by several airlines. Baggage can be handed in at so-called "drop off points". - 40 security checkpoints with prior boarding card checks - Baggage reclaim hall with 8 baggage reclaim carousels
Baggage sorting hall: - Gross floor space: 20,000 m² - Baggage conveying equipment: 9,500 m - Baggage checks using multi-stage baggage checking units with three levels of checks - 24 circular belts as loading end points - 4 pier belts as loading end points - 4 transfer feeding conveyors - Baggage storage for 1,600 items of luggage
Capacity - Initial capacity 2011: 22–25 million passengers - Maximum extension: the capacity of BBI can be gradually increased to up to 360,000 flight movements, i.e. some 40 million passengers, to meet market developments
Railway station ICE station with two platforms for regional and long-distance traffic and one local railway platform
Technical equipment 48,000 sprinkler heads 10,000 fire detectors 177 km of piping 210,000 m² of sheet metal channels for room ventilation equipment 4 power stations 30 transformers 1,300 sanitary installations 10,000 speakers
Other information 33,000 m² of glass facades 160,000 m³ of concrete 35,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel 9,000 tonnes of construction steel for steel structures