Tognum to deliver emergency power supply systems for Airport Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI)

Posted on April 21, 2009

  • Order comprises six complete mtu Onsite Energy emergency power supply systems
  • Order volume around € 3.7 million
  • Consolidated market position for complete systems

Friedrichshafen, 21 April 2009. The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum has been selected to deliver six complete emergency power supply systems over the course of this year. These systems are destined for the initial planning stage of the new airport “Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI)” which is scheduled to be taken into operation in 2011. Depending on passenger numbers, plans currently envisage a gradual expansion over the coming years – an expansion which would require additional emergency power supply systems. The current order awarded by E.ON edis AG, worth € 3.7 million, is of substantial importance with regard to potential follow-up orders.
The mtu Onsite Energy emergency power supply systems are based on mtu 20V 4000 G23 engines. The six gensets have a total overall power output of approximately 12.7 MW. Among other things, these emergency power supply systems will ensure runway and landing-strip lighting at BBI.
Apart from the gensets, the scope of delivery includes the emergency power supply switchgear, cooling, exhaust gas and fuel systems, as well as intake and exhaust air systems. Delivery is scheduled between August and December 2009.
“Not only does this order strengthen our diesel emergency power supply genset business“, explains Christof von Branconi, member of the executive board with responsibility for the business unit “Onsite Energy & Components”. “This also gives us the opportunity to show that we are able to deliver tailored complete systems at an excellent price/performance ratio.“
The expansion of the existing Schönefeld airport to become the new capital’s BBI central airport began in 2006. As of 2011, the airport is scheduled to absorb the entire air traffic volume in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. BBI’s initial passenger capacities range between 22 and 25 million per year. Plans are based on BBI’s potential to expand this volume up to between 40 and 45 million passengers over the next few years. This would equal more than two thirds of the current passenger volumes at Frankfurt/Main airport.