Mehdorn and Wowereit welcome Siemens boss Kaeser to BER


Airport CEO Hartmut Mehdorn, Berlin’s Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit and Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens AG, today had the opportunity to gain an insight into the progress being made at BER on a joint visit to the airport.

Mehdorn said: ‘Siemens is a key partner of the airport company in developing BER. I am delighted that we were able to discuss the current status of the project in a constructive atmosphere.’

Following the visit, Joe Kaeser said: ‘As an experienced partner with proven expertise, Siemens is involved in this key infrastructure project for the German capital, for the entire region and for Germany as a whole. Once the necessary preparatory work has been completed by third-party contractors, we aim to carry out our part of the project as quickly as possible. Naturally, whilst focusing on safety and reliability.’

Siemens had won the contract for the electronically controlled heating, ventilation and cooling systems for the terminal and adjacent buildings in 2009. This also included controlling parts of the smoke extraction system. This contract was extended in October 2013 to encompass controlled fresh air replacement in the event of a fire. Before Siemens can set to work, other firms must first carry out the necessary preparatory work and prepare the final documentation on the smoke extraction matrix.

From left to right: Hartmut Mehdorn (CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH), Joe Kaeser (CEO of Siemens AG), Klaus Wowereit (Governing Mayor of Berlin)

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