Construction Projects Investing in the Future

We are continuously building and modernizing in order to meet our customers’ expectations.

We are creating a world-class airport experience

Our passengers and all our visitors expect to be able to use the airport facilities safely and comfortably.

Fraport will invest around €485 million a year in the infrastructure of Frankfurt Airport between now and 2026. Its buildings, runways, taxiways and technical systems are the foundations of Germany’s largest aviation hub. Construction projects, renovation work and conversion work make an important contribution to providing a world-class airport experience, in line with our mission statement “Gute Reise! We make it happen”. They ensure our passengers and visitors can use the airport safely and comfortably. With this in mind, we are continuously building and modernizing in order to meet our customers’ expectations.

Our experts from various disciplines work together in a spirit of mutual trust to successfully bring to fruition challenging large-scale projects. 

Our existing infrastructure comprises ...

26 square kilometers in Frankfurt Airport City
150 kilometers of roadway
around 7 kilometers of apron
around 420 buildings
52500 rooms
35500 apron lights
around 1400 kilometers of cabling
Construction site at night

 

Watching the construction site

Baustelle *** Local Caption *** Sven Müller Ingo Kuhnke

Building Terminal 3

Baustelle Terminal 3

The Visitors’ Terrace at Frankfurt Airport

 

Frankfurt Airport from above

 

Working at the runway

 

Gateway Gardens

Gateway Gardens

Gathering at the apron

 

Multifaceted construction projects

We work on roughly 300 projects a year – from construction projects, modernization and renovation works to maintenance.

Construction above and below ground, structural engineering, modernization works, construction of roads and tunnels – our projects are as multifaceted as our passengers and visitors.

To meet the wide-ranging requirements, tasks and challenges involved in airport projects, we work with specialists from various disciplines, including architecture, engineering, specialist planning and facility management.

Visitors´ terrace at Terminal 1

 

We are modernizing to achieve greater sustainability and smart automation. 

Terminal 1 opened to the public in 1972 and has been continuously expanded and upgraded over the decades. We are constantly performing substantial modernization work in order to make it compliant with current regulations, contemporary design standards and customer expectations. We also focus on energy optimization and smart automation in the process.

When it comes to a property of this size, modernization is an ongoing task that demands sustained investment over the entire lifecycle in order to keep pace with technical progress and changes in travel behavior. 

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include:  

  • Structural fire protection
  • Replacement of elevators and escalators
  • Modernization of technology control centers
Terminal 1: Building 201

 

This project in Terminal 1 involves renovating an entire building in two sections. 

Building 201 is being renovated. It consists of seven upper floors and two basement floors. Once work phase 3 was approved in May 2017, work phases 4 and 5 commenced for all works including roof renovation, the renovation of restroom facilities and facade lighting.

Construction site logistics for the project are a particular challenge. The planning application was submitted in the second quarter of 2018, and construction began in the fourth quarter of 2019. Performance of the construction work will be split between two sections.

Milestones
2018 Submission of planning application
2019 Invitation to tender for performance of the work (e.g. facade, building services, metal and drywall construction)
2021 First section opens to the public
2023 Second section opens to the public 

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include:

  • Facade, metal construction and drywall construction
  • Metalworking
  • Carpentry
  • Screed, flooring work
  • Kitchen technology
  • Ventilation technology
  • Heating/cooling, restrooms
  • Fire extinguishing systems
  • High-voltage current, building automation
  • Building radio coverage
  • Fire alarms
  • Electro-acoustic systems
  • Transmission grids
  • Intruder alarms
  • Access control systems
  • Video systems
  • Conveyor technology

The airport is always moving, and we create the connections that keep it moving.

Station F in Building 211 will serve as the start and destination station of the people mover system link to Terminal 3. In addition to the station, structural connections will be created to the long-distance train station, as well as to Terminal 1/Hall B and the Sheraton Hotel. A new bus station will be constructed below the people mover system station on the drive-by area at level 01. The Sheraton Bridge East is being dismantled as the first step in the new construction project. The basement retail space in level U1 in the eastern section of the Airport City Mall, Building 212, is also being reconfigured.

People mover system Station F is scheduled to be fully open to the public in spring 2023.

Milestones
 
2018 Construction work begins
2020 Above-ground construction work begins
4. Quartal 2022 / 1. Quartal 2023 Trial operation

There are countless projects that improve infrastructure and safety.

Fraport’s modernization of Terminal 2 involves a number of projects to adapt the infrastructure and modernize the airport’s fire protection and safety systems.

Fraport is converting and expanding the existing people mover system station as part of the wider “T3 people mover” project, which is currently in the planning phase. Fraport is also modernizing and upgrading the existing check-in hall, including entrances and exits. 

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include:

  • Building services
  • Interior fittings
  • Facade work
  • Hall lighting throughout Terminal 2
Terminal 2: SkyLine

 

Infrastructure that connects the whole airport.

Fraport is expanding the people mover system station at Terminal 2 in order to link the existing infrastructure in the northern section of the airport with the new Terminal 3 in the southern section. The station will have five platforms on level 4 complete with new escalators, stairways and elevators.

Milestones
2019 Invitation to tender for works to be performed
Anfang 2020 Construction begins
Ende 2022 Construction ends
Mitte 2023 Opening  

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include: 

  • Structural work
  • Facade work
  • Interior fittings
  • Building services
  • Conveyor technology    
Airport City

 

Meeting market requirements

As per the planning approval notice, Fraport is going to gradually extend the aprons and construct the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) on a new area of land in the south-west section of the airport.

It will be adapting the existing infrastructure to reflect the statutory provisions (e.g. EASA) and is also planning to adapt and update the aircraft positions in line with the requirements of the market and functions (e.g. changes in aircraft types such as the A380, the Boeing 777, etc.).  

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include:

  • Construction below ground
  • Structural engineering
  • 400 hertz power supply
  • Beacons
  • Lighting, signage
  • Telecontrol systems

Fraport renovates the taxiways without interrupting airport operations.

Due to their intensive use, the taxiways need to be renovated without interrupting airport operations. New shafts and cable routes also need to be built, while some of the old halogen beacons are replaced by LED technology.

The total area that Fraport renovated in 2018/2019 spanned around 420,000 square meters. The taxiway system was gradually extended in accordance with the planning approval notice. In 2018, taxiway M34 was built and work got underway on closing the gap in taxiway R. The area encompassed by both of these projects is around 39,000 square meters.

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include:

  • Construction below ground
  • Structural engineering
  • Beacons
  • Lighting, signage
  • Telecontrol systems
Noise barrier at Frankfurt Airport

 

Fraport is replacing the noise barrier that was built between 1970 and 1984.

The old noise barrier was constructed along the airport ring road between 1970 and 1984. It is now being replaced with a new structure that will be over 2,600 meters long and feature steel girders and inserted aluminum noise protection elements. The barrier will have a height of 8 meters in the vicinity of the Lufthansa hangar apron and will replicate the current height of 15 meters at the western end. Elsewhere, it will have a height of around 4 meters. The planning applications were submitted by the end of 2018. The completion is scheduled for 2021.

Milestones
2018 Design, approval and construction planning
2019 Invitation to tender for construction and start of construction work
2021 Completion

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include:

  • Dismantling of existing noise barrier and construction of new noise barrier
  • Security
  • Rerouting of supply and sewerage pipes
  • Rerouting of traffic
  • Traffic safety on airport ring road
Building construction zone at CargoCity South

 

Fraport is developing space and buildings in the vicinity of the airfield.

Our Retail and Properties team is developing space and buildings in the southern section of Frankfurt Airport for people who want to benefit from the proximity of the airport infrastructure. The development of CargoCity South has already been initiated for the first three lots. These lots form part of a wider project. The overall project is being split up, partly to give consideration to small and medium-sized businesses in awarding the public contracts. A total of €50 million is currently earmarked for additional development.

Milestones
2019 Construction of airfreight hall begins
16,000-square-meter airfreight hall
22,600 square meters of office and communal space 
2020 Completion and handover
Parking garage at Gateway Gardens

 

Fraport meets the growing demand for parking at Gateway Gardens.

The Gateway Gardens district is becoming more and more developed, but the land use plan features only very limited parking spaces. The demand for parking is growing and is set to rise further as the S-Bahn commuter station makes the location more attractive. Potential customers for the expanded parking space capacity include commuters and event/leisure visitors (including to the Commerzbank Arena and Messe Frankfurt). 

Milestones
2019 Functional invitation to tender
2021 Completion of construction and opening

Ongoing projects in the various disciplines include:

  • EPA gold certification
  • Green parking
  • E-mobility
  • Automated parking

Fraport needs partners: Build with us!

In its capacity as a contracting authority, Fraport is an advocate of competition and small and medium-sized businesses.

Fraport is a knowledgeable and reliable contracting authority in the global construction industry. Its range of construction projects is broad in terms of both the depth and breadth of requirements. They make an important contribution to our “Gute Reise! We make it happen” mission statement to provide a world-class airport experience. We undertake both large-scale and innovative projects with a degree of prestige.

Creating jobs for the region

Fraport’s service providers and suppliers work for one of the largest job creators in the region. As an airport operator, Fraport is a contracting authority with special rights in the transport sector. This means that the Group is subject to the Sector Ordinance (SektVO) pursuant to section 100 (1) of the Restriction of Competition Act (GWB) for all contracts that are above the current thresholds. 

We are an advocate of competition and small and medium-sized businesses, and it is a matter of course for us to comply – even below these thresholds – with any rules or regulations that aim to safeguard a fair tendering process for all parties.

All invitations to tender with a call for competition are published in the following databases:

Hessian Announcement Database

B_I Medien

Sub-Report

Europe-wide invitations to tender are also published in the official gazette and in SIMAP

Your contacts

Dr. Ulrich Kipper

Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Infrastructure Management

u.kipper@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM 60547 Frankfurt

Thorsten Korff

Senior Vice President Financial Management Infrastructure

t.korff@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-K 60547 Frankfurt

Dr. Udo Peter Banck

Senior Vice President Asset Management Infrastructure

u.banck@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-I 60547 Frankfurt

Davor Dronjic

Vice President Asset Management Central Infrastructure

d.dronjic@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-IZ 60547 Frankfurt

Klaus Dieter Götz

Vice President Asset Management Other Infrastructure

k.goetz@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-IP 60547 Frankfurt

Ingo Kuhnke

Vice President Building Project Mgmt. Service & Administration Buildings

i.kuhnke@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-IV 60547 Frankfurt

Sylvia Schlömer

Vice President Asset Management Aircraft Movement Areas

s.schloemer@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-IF 60547 Frankfurt

Dr. Sabine Unger

Vice President Asset Management Service & Administration Buildings

s.unger@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-IS 60547 Frankfurt

Georg Rüther

Senior Vice President Asset Management Terminals

g.ruether@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-T 60547 Frankfurt

Beate Bendel

Vice President Building Project Mgmt. Terminal 1B, Remediation Projects

b.bendel@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-TR 60547 Frankfurt

Saskia Hollborn

Vice President Inventory Management Terminal

s.hollborn@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-TB 60547 Frankfurt

Jürgen Pfaff

Vice President Planning, Building Construction TGA

j.pfaff@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-TP 60547 Frankfurt

Christiane Schmitt

Vice President Building Project Mgmt. Terminal 1A/1C, Terminal 2, PTS-C

c.schmitt01@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZIM-TI 60547 Frankfurt

Thomas Steckel

Senior Vice President Central Purchasing Construction Contracts

t.steckel@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZEB 60547 Frankfurt am Main Gebäude 700

Michael Speidel

Senior Vice President Construction Contracts

Vergabemanagement@fraport.de

Fraport AG ZEB-BV 60547 Frankfurt am Main Gebäude 700, Raum 2530

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