With the expansion of the Jebel Ali International Airport, Dubai’s new major airport will have six runways and 16 cargo terminals. Over the course of the expansion phase, the Max Bögl Group has constructed several airport buildings – a cargo terminal, a passenger terminal and an air traffic control tower.
Spread over more than 4.5 million sqm in the desert, Dubai Sports City will be the first city worldwide which is dedicated to sport. Over the course of the prestigious "Dubailand" project, the Max Bögl Group constructed the multi-purpose outdoor stadium (football, athletics, rugby, American football) for 60,000 spectators and the fully air-conditioned, multi-purpose indoor stadium for 10,000 spectators (ice-hockey, basketball, concerts, events).
To improve the population’s mobility and the transport network of the industry and service sectors, the Max Bögl Group won the contract for the modernization of three streets in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. For the renovation of the tramways, the proprietary Bögl Light Rail System is used, made of precast parts of reinforced concrete with an elastic rail support system.
For the construction of the double-track railway tunnel of the "Unterinntalbahn" in the Münster-Wiesing section, the most advanced production facilities are needed. For the fabrication of the more than 2,880 reinforced concrete tubbings, a mobile fabrication facility plus the Max Bögl Group’s powerful concrete mixing plant have been on site since March.
With one of the biggest shield driving machines in Europe, an exceptional tunnel driving method is used for the construction of the double-track Münster-Wiesing railway tunnel. With a 13.0 m shield diameter, a total weight of 2,600 tonnes and a daily headway of 12 m per day, the machine driving starts at the end of May.
In the middle of April, the Max Bögl Group was tasked to build the new central stadium in Bucharest for 55,000 spectators. The reason for winning the contract was not only its high competency in "Design & Build", but a precondition was also the Max Bögl Group’s special proposal, whose three-dimensional-model-based design was realized in a very short time.
With the set-up and expansion of the Power Plant Construction department, the Max Bögl Group responds to the efforts of the power plant operators to replace obsolete plant systems because of existing capacity bottlenecks and new environmental regulations. Besides the Neurath, Walsum, Datteln and Moorburg power plant projects, the Max Bögl Group wins the contract for the construction of four further power plant blocks in the middle of May, with individual performances of between 600 and 1,100 MW.
With a big funfair and bridge festival, the longest freely suspended arch bridge worldwide for pedestrians and cyclists between Weil on the Rhine (Kreis Lörrach) and the Alsatian town of Huningue is officially inaugurated at the beginning of July. The Max Bögl Group is responsible for the construction of the nearly 250 m long steel and concrete construction over the Rhine.
The gateway to Rügen is inaugurated!
With a three-day fair themed "Germany is building bridges", more than 300,000 people celebrate the completion of the 2nd Strelasund-Crossing in Stralsund and Altefähr on Rügen by the Max Bögl Group. The highlight is the ceremonial opening of the new Rügen-Bridge by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on the 20th October. Together with the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Harald Ringstorff, and the Federal Minister of Transport, Wolfgang Tiefensee, the Federal Chancellor cut the symbolic ribbon on the cable-stayed bridge for the 125 million Euro structure. In front of 1,000 invited guests, she pays tribute to the new development as an architectural and engineering masterpiece, which stands as a symbol for the growing power of the region and enables fascinating views of the largest German island and the mainland. In the evening, 45,000 spectators celebrate spectacular fireworks, which pyrotechnicians with about 5,000 rockets magically propel high into the clear night sky over the Strelasund. To the notes of Georg Friedrich Handel’s "Music for the Royal Fireworks ", 2,860 neon lights and 120 spotlights and laser cannons light up the Rügen to Stralsund bridge connection.