2007-10-14 - Berlin airport terminalBerlin airport: new competiton for terminal needed
Neue Ausschreibung des Terminals für BBI notwendig<br /> The Supervisory Board of Flughafen Berlin-Schoenefeld GmbH agreed on the proposal submitted by the company's management to discontinue the awarding procedure for building the BBI Terminal. The reason for the discontinuation is, amongst other things, that all four tenders submitted were uneconomic and well above the expected prices.
The contracts for construction services are now likely to be placed on the market in seven single lots. The next step involves issuing an invitation to tender for the design for the BBI Terminal. The contract for this will be awarded this year. The schedule for BBI remains unaffected by the new tender notification for the terminal: construction work for the airport's new 4,000-metre-long south runway already began in October this year. Starting in mid 2008, structural work will begin as scheduled for the BBI Terminal. The Capital Airport is scheduled to open on 31 October 2011.
Klaus Wowereit, governing mayor of Berlin, Matthias Platzeck, the Minister President of Brandenburg, and Dr. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing comment on behalf of the partners of Berlin Airports on the decision to award the contract: "So far, over 200 individual contracts amounting to over 700 million euros have been successfully awarded for BBI. The discontinuation of the awarding procedure for building the BBI Terminal is a logical step, given the tenders submitted. We are assuming that by taking this approach we will receive sustainable tenders for realising BBI on schedule and within budget."