Presentation of the study "Large infrastructure projects in Germany: Between ambition and realities"
This study, under the leadership of Genia Kostka, Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, analyses the scale, patterns and causes of cost overruns in 170 large public infrastructure projects in Germany. Of those, 119 were finished between 1960 and 2014 and 51 are currently still under construction. Projects from the building, transportation, defence and IT sectors are analysed based on systematically-planned versus real budgets as well as planned versus real timelines. Three detailed case studies on the Berlin Airport BER, the Elb Philarmonic and Offshore Wind Parks round out the investigation.
The study was made possible by the friendly support of the Karl Schlecht Foundation.
Genia Kostka (Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, Hertie School)
Martin Delius (Member of the Berlin Parliament, Piratenpartei Berlin)
Heinz Dürr (Chairman, Heinz & Heide Dürr Foundation; Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dürr AG)
Mathias Oberndörfer (Divisional Director Public Sector, KPMG AG)
Andreas Wagner (Managing Director, Foundation OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY)
Jobst Fiedler (former Professor of Public and Financial Management, Hertie School)
Fact sheet 1: Sektorübergreifende Analyse
Fact sheet 2: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Fact sheet 3: Flughafen Berlin BER
Fact sheet 4: Ausbau Offshore Windenergiegewinnung
Working Paper 1: A Cross-sectoral Analysis
Working Paper 2: The Case of the Elb Philharmonic in Hamburg
Working Paper 3: The case of the BER airport
Working Paper 4: Offshore Wind Power Expansion in Germany