Großprojekte in Deutschland – Zwischen Ambition und Realität

Für die Studie unter der Leitung von Genia Kostka, Professorin für Governance von Energie und Infrastruktur, wurden 170 in Deutschland seit 1960 realisierte Großprojekte erfasst und analysiert, darunter 119 abgeschlossene und 51 noch laufende Projekte. In den Bereichen öffentliche Gebäude, Verkehr, Energie, Rüstung sowie Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie untersucht die Studie erstmals systematisch geplante und tatsächliche Kosten. Drei detaillierte Fallstudien zum Berliner Großflughafen BER, zur Elbphilharmonie sowie zu Offshore-Windparks ergänzen die Untersuchung.

Das Projekt wurde realisiert mit Unterstützung der Karl Schlecht Stiftung (KSG).


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, energy and ICT sectors are analysed based on systematically planned versus real budgets. Three detailed case studies on the Berlin Airport BER, the Elb Philharmonic and Offshore Wind Parks round out the investigation.

The study was made possible by the friendly support of the Karl Schlecht Foundation.


Book: Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany: Between Ambition and Realities

The book "Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany: Between Ambition and Realities" is to be published on 3 May 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan. It examines why some large infrastructure projects are delayed or flawed and offers important insights on how to better carry out future projects. Additionally, it covers the ambitious € 315 billion investment plan of the European Commission, in which Europe's infrastructure is a key focus area.

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