The Max Bögl Group of Companies modernizes the Leverkusen football arena. At the end of March 2007, the board of Bayer AG approves the plans of its subsidiary Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH. In the very same year, the modern expansion of the BayArena starts with the reduction of the western stands. The Max Bögl Group of Companies in a consortium with Köster AG is responsible for the enlargement of the football arena to a capacity of almost 30,000 spectators=. The Group of Companies is tasked with the new roof construction.
The most striking change for the spectators is, however, due to the construction of the new circular stadium roof which will - with a diameter of 215 m - project out widely over the extended stands area, thus providing the spectators with rain protection in the front of the stadium also. The supporting structure of the roof is based on the spoked-wheel-principle, similar to the roof of the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, which Max Bögl built for the occasion of the 2006 Football World Cup. In total, the Group of Companies delivers more than 2,800 tonnes of steel for the BayArena construction and nearly 10 km of steel cables with a diameter of up to 70 mm. A triple-wall sheet-system of Makrolon, specially developed by Bayer for large roofs, is installed as roof cover. The stadium roof of approximately 28,000 sqm is the first roof with this newly developed roof system worldwide.
Engineering construction and transport infrastructure construction are combined into the "Infrastructure"
This was effected on 1st March 2008.
Picture of Infrastructure Executive Directors: Johann Heß and Ludwig Kienlein (right).
Exhibit is given a home at Max Bögl’s company site. For six years, one half of the Transrapid TR07 served as an information centre at the Munich Airport Centre to present the planned transport connection to the central station to air passengers from all over the world. After the failure of the Munich Transrapid Project, the TR07 section glided into Sengenthal at the end of May as a symbol of our innovative strength.
Award for the Three-Country-Bridge. In mid-March the award ceremony for the 2008 German Bridge Building Award takes place in the lecture hall of the technical university of Dresden, before about 1,200 guests. Award winner in the "pedestrian and bicycle bridge" category is the Three-Country-Bridge over the Rhine between Weil am Rhein and the Alsatian Huningue.
Certificate for Slab Track Bögl prefabricated track switch.
The innovative Slab Track Bögl prefabricated track switch solution needs to be highlighted due to the advantages offered by its construction period and quality. The state-of-the-art machine technology used for its manufacture in the prefabricated parts plant ensures a precision and quality unrivalled in concrete construction to date. Data networking between the track points and prefabricated parts producers paves the way for success while also taking into account the client's requirements and wishes.
European Steel Bridges Award 2008 for the construction of Tri-Countries Bridge, River Rhine, France and Germany.
The asymmetric arched bridge in a steel design was constructed within ten months in 2006. The bridge weighs over 1,000 tons overall. The Tri-Countries Bridge has received other major accolades, including the German Bridge Engineering Award 2008 and the top international award, the Arthur G. Hayden Medal.
Inauguration of the Miltenberg by-pass road. Less traffic, cleaner air: The "pearl of the Main" heaves a sigh of relief. After more than 25 years of deliberation and waiting, the Miltenberg by-pass was released for traffic. Finally, the major part of the daily through traffic of about 24,000 vehicles rolls past the picturesque Main metropolis to the great joy of residents and tourists
High speed on China’s most advanced railway line. With the ceremonial inauguration and commissioning of the high-speed line between Beijing and Tianjin in the presence of high-ranking representatives from politics and business, China heralds a new era for high-speed lines in railway construction at the beginning of August. In good time for the 2008 Olympic Games, the Bögl Slab Track system ensures that riding by rail at speeds of up to 350 km/h on the 115 km long double-track line can also be enjoyed with the highest comfort.
On 6th December 2008, the handball hall in Varazdin, Croatia, is inaugurated. Its baptism of fire is the handball World Championship in January 2009.