Donges SteelTec GmbH wins contract for station of the new Passenger Transport System (PTS) at Frankfurt Airport


Darmstadt, December 2020 Despite the fact that air traffic is currently very limited due to the worldwide pandemic, Frankfurt Airport does not stand still. With the construction of the new Terminal 3 by the operating company Fraport, the PTS must also be expanded. Donges SteelTec has now been awarded the contract for the new PTS station in the area of the Terminal 1 bus station.


The aim of the construction measures surrounding the additional PTS is to connect the new Terminal 3 in the south area to the existing passenger facilities and the regional and long-distance train station in the north. The new passenger transport system is to be implemented independently of the existing one (so far only between Terminal 1 A/B and Terminal 2).


Donges SteelTec will erect the steel structure for the new PTS station at Terminal 1. It is a very demanding structure with conical round columns and cast nodes. Due to the limited space available in the Terminal 1 area, site logistics will also play a major role. The proximity of the production facility in Darmstadt is an advantage. Construction of this section is scheduled to start in the first half of 2021 and is expected to take under two years.


“We are very proud that we can book this tender for us, which is practically on our doorstep. In this project we can perfectly combine our know-how in steel structural engineering and bridge construction”, says Peter Brechtelsbauer CEO of Donges SteelTec GmbH/CEO of the Donges Group.


About Donges SteelTec

Donges SteelTec is a leader in the design, manufacture and erection of steel bridges and structural steel engineering projects in Germany and beyond. The company offers all services from a single source – from project planning and structural analysis to fabrication and erection.

Donges SteelTec has been a member of the Donges Group since 2018. The Donges Group is Europe’s leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and façade systems. The Group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, FDT Flachdach Technologie GmbH, Kalzip GmbH, NORDEC OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1,300 people in 14 countries.


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Source: Fraport AG