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Operating principle test successful / BER commissioning takes a step closer

30.09.19 16:10

In its meeting on 27th September 2019, the Supervisory Board dealt intensively with the progress of construction and the results of operating principle testing for Terminal 1. Commissioning of BER in October 2020 is still the goal, and this should be achieved according to current understanding. This was the main outcome of the Supervisory Board meeting on Friday, attended by representatives of TÜV Rheinland. This assessment was backed up by positive results from operating principle testing, which was completed on Friday. Even if the final report is not available until the end of October, the result is not likely to change.


The Supervisory Board was also provided information about the status of work on the cable trades. In order to create the conditions to commence flight operations here, intensive work must continue in order to overcome deficiencies. In connection with the progress towards commissioning, the Supervisory Board also received information about construction progress at Terminal 2 and agreed to the distribution of airlines at BER from October 2020. Other points of discussion included reports on various financial issues.


The Supervisory Board also dissolved the contractual relationship with Financial Director Heike Fölster effective from 31st December 2019, and agreed upon the process of finding a successor.


In order to be able to deal adequately with the progress of other construction topics of importance for FBB in addition to the completion of construction of Terminal 1, the Supervisory Board will meet again on 18th October.


Rainer Bretschneider, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “Successful operating principle testing is an important step forward which makes me optimistic. But the remaining tasks also require us to remain steadfast in our efforts. I thank Mrs. Fölster for her dedicated work at Berlin’s airports. She has been a major force in overcoming the many financial challenges in recent years. I wish her every success in her new management role.”


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “The results of the operating principle test show that the meticulous work we performed with extensive upstream functional tests has paid off. The fact that the interaction of the fire protection systems works at this level of quality is an essential step on the road to commissioning in October 2020. In particular, I extend our thanks to the staff of the construction and operating section for their commitment. They have achieved a level of success that seemed unattainable to many just a year ago.”

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