A new airport ‘Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI)’ in Germany is to use six emergency gensets supplied by Tognum’s MTU Onsite Energy.

Scheduled to begin flight operations in 2011, the units are destined for the initial planning stage of the BBI, but depending on passenger numbers, plans currently envisage a gradual expansion, requiring additional emergency power supply systems.

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, they ensure runway and landing-strip lighting.
Awarded by E.ON edis AG, the contract is worth € 3.7 million.

Tognum is to deliver the six complete emergency power supply systems over the course of this year. 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.

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.