Terminal 2 of Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, which has a capacity of six million passengers per year, is finished and ready for use, according to the operating company. However, it should not be opened until 2021.
In contrast to the "construction failure" Terminal 1, the second check-in hall was ordered turnkey from a general contractor. Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH therefore did not act as the client itself. Apparently a very good decision, because Zech Bau SE, which was able to prevail in the context of a tender, delivered the agreed structure on time.
With its own check-in, baggage drop-off and baggage claim, state-of-the-art security checks and service facilities, as well as retail and catering, Terminal 2 complements the capacities of the large passenger terminal 1. In total, BER has three terminals 1, 2 and 5 with capacities for over 40 million passengers .
Terminal 2 is a key project in the expansion program and was completed in a record time of only two years. After the FBB Supervisory Board gave the go-ahead for Terminal 2 on July 7, 2017, planning began. The plan change resolution was achieved on July 18, 2018 and the building permit on July 24, 2018. The contract was awarded to the general contractor on September 17, 2018. Construction began in October 2018. The topping-out ceremony took place on July 30, 2019. The building was completed in summer 2020 and all expert examinations and the active principle examination were successfully completed. The announcement of the commencement of use was submitted to the building supervisory authority for Terminal 2 this week. The costs of the overall project with the construction of Terminal 2, the planning and development as well as the construction of the federal police building are within the planned total budget of 200 million euros.
The construction of this terminal stayed within budget and time frame. As the general contractor, Zech Bau SE has kept its promise and completed the terminal in less than two years since construction work began on October 5, 2018. I would like to thank Zech Bau SE and all the construction workers and authorities involved, as well as our employees. Due to the collapse in passenger numbers, we don't need the terminal to open BER. FBB will therefore probably not put the T2 into operation until the summer flight schedule 2021. Until then we can save half a million euros per month. If the number of passengers increases again, Terminal 2 is ready for operation within a very short time, ”says Engelbert Daldrup, Managing Director of BER.