FBB closed part of the BER terminal on Friday this week as a purely precautionary measure. The reason for this measure is the current preparations associated with installation of the smoke extraction funnels on the terminal roof. Within this context, FBB has re-examined the actual roof loads, whereby the correctness of the statics of the BER terminal were officially confirmed: "The comparison of the global model indicates that the prevailing additional loads do not exceed those assumed and officially verified in the plans and that the static evidence supplied to date remains valid." The expert also explained that individual TGA platforms display higher loads than originally assumed. In three of the 20 ceiling panels, it would appear that heavier flue gas fans were installed ahead of the original opening date in 2012 than assumed in the original plans. This necessitated new evidence of static structural safety. The FBB will now approach this task. The FBB has closed the respective areas according to regulations. These areas will be freely accessible once again following rectification of the TGA platforms.

Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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