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.
• 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