27.03.2009

BLÜCHER has landed

40 km BLÜCHER® EuroPipe at Heathrow T5.


The planning process itself for Terminal 5 at the Heathrow Airport near London took 14 years, and spendings for building Terminal 5 amounted to about EUR 4 billion. Construction started in 2002, and February 2005 saw the halfway mark after a staggering 22 mio. man-hours. At this time, the workforce peaked at 8.500 and the spending was running at EUR 3 – 4 mio. a day.

In March 2008 the British Queen finally officially opened what has become the biggest freestanding building in the UK. Installed in Terminal 5 are no less than 40 km BLÜCHER® EuroPipe and a wide range of fittings, drains and channels in the terminal, in the energy centre and in the control tower.

Facts:
• 9 mio. m³ of earth were moved and two rivers diverted to create space for the building
• 30 mio. passengers go through Terminal 5 every year
• Terminal 5 is equivalent in size to Hyde Park in London
• The workforce were transported daily by 60 buses and fed in 18 canteens


Roof drains

Stainless steel roof drains for all types of flat roofs with bitumen or single ply roof membrane. Suitable for both gravity and siphonic applications

See product catalog