Die Flughafengesellschaft FBB betreibt den Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt (BER) mit seinen drei Terminals. Berlin ist der drittgrößte Flughafenstandort in Deutschland; gemessen an den ankommenden und abfliegenden Passagieren (ohne Umsteiger) sogar der größte. Die Flughäfen Schönefeld und Tegel fertigten im Jahr 2019, vor der Coronavirus-Pandemie, rund 35,65 Millionen Passagiere ab. Für das Jahr 2020 rechnet die Flughafengesellschaft mit insgesamt rund neun Millionen Passagieren.
The airport company Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) operates Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) with its three terminals. Berlin is the third biggest airport location in Germany and ranks first in terms of origin and destination traffic (not counting connecting passengers). In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, the airports in Schönefeld and Tegel handled around 35.65 million passengers. For 2020, the airport company expects a total of around nine million passengers.
88 | Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH B.2 SPRINT Once the SPRINT project was launched, construction work for the completion of the capital city airport began to move forward again. The new cargo centre was opened on 3 July 2013. A concept for the solution of the smoke removal issue in the passenger terminal was drafted in consultation with technicians, experts and companies – work on its realisation has been going on since the end of the year. The redundant sprinkler control centre for the North Pier is under construction. In addition, the first sections of the renovation work on the North Pier have been completed. There is no ambiguity about the objective of SPRINT for 2014: finish construction. But the upgrading of the complex facility technology at BER is not an easy task – in no small measure owing to the high safety and security standards. The completion of the construction is first being “practised” on model areas; planners, the companies doing the work and the SPRINT modules are acquiring valuable experience here. SPRINT plans to complete virtually all of the construction in the passenger terminal during 2014. This will bring BER another important step closer to operational startup. B.3 Current status of the partial projects Status assessment The assessment of the status at BER is one of the pillars for the next stages of the construction process and was concluded per 31 July 2013. The status assessment is an aid to the determination of the necessary planning packages of the construction activities and is immediately incorporated into the active construction work. Simultaneously, the assessment provides support for coordination with the Building Authority. Rebuilding of fire protection system After months of work, the Working Group Smoke Removal in the action programme SPRINT submitted a concept in November 2013 showing how the smoke removal control system decisive for the fire protection should be rebuilt so that it would function properly and meet the requirements for approval. The concept has been developed in consultation with the company assessors and the supervisory assessors and submitted to the approval authority, the Building Authority of Dahme-Spreewald District. The concept includes two key concepts: the subdivision of the largest smoke removal system into three parts and the installation of a so-called “higher-level safety-related programmable logic controller”. The two rebuilding measures make the smoke removal systems at BER less complex and more easily manageable.
Our Figures | 89 On 15 October 2013, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH and Siemens signed a contract for the rebuilding of the smoke removal control system as the first step toward the realisation of the concept. The contract expanded the scope of the previous work package being done by Siemens at BER. In future, Siemens control technology will control the fresh air flow in the event of fire as well as the mechanical smoke removal systems (e.g. smoke removal channels, fans and valves). The rebuilding of the system became necessary because it was demonstrated during practical trials (so-called hot gas smoke tests) that parts of the fire protection system could not be realised. Owing to the modifications in the system, cables to fresh air valves, smoke protection curtains and windows had to be relaid in the terminal. The expanded smoke removal control will be reprogrammed once installation has been completed and tested jointly by experts from BER and experts for fire protection systems before it can begin operating. The functional Bosch fire alarm system installed in accordance with the previous fire protection concept will remain unmodified (with the exception of the control of the fresh air flow) during the required rebuilding work. Siemens cannot begin its work until the preparatory work on the technical building equipment and the cable boxes has been completed. As the second step toward the realisation of the concept, FBB has started the preparatory planning for construction modifications in specific smoke removal systems in the passenger terminal and the planning and coordination of the construction work to be done by Siemens and other companies. The FBB Supervisory Board released the funds required for this work during its meeting on 23 October 2013. Overhaul of cable boxes Another key element is the overhaul of the cable boxes. The correct control of the smoke removal system alone requires 92 kilometres of cable to be relaid. Other problems include the overcrowding of the boxes and the lack of separation between high-voltage current and other power lines. Pilot areas About 10,000 m² of area in the passenger terminal have been completed without any problems. Although these “pilot areas” make up only 4 % of the total area, they serve as models for the structuring and methods used in carrying out the rest of the work. The realisation for all of the areas will follow successively. Rebuilding of sprinkler system Another critical fire protection element is the sprinkler system at BER Airport. Much like the smoke removal system, it had also grown along with the expansion of the airport building since the beginning of construction in 2006 from the original 220,000 m² to the final 340,000 m². The dependability and control of the
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