Energy at Hamburg Airport
The energy consumption at Hamburg Airport is mainly determined by the over 120 buildings, of which, as a result of their dimensioning, are highly energy intensive. Even at night, there is a high requirement for energy as maintenance work is carried out on aircraft. In addition to this, the energy intensive operation of the landing lights on the runways, the runways and taxiways and the apron.
Due to the air traffic, approx. 130,000t of CO2 are emitted at Hamburg Airport every year. This includes takeoffs and landings for up to a distance of approx. 5,200m, the driving of the taxiways and the apron, as well as the operation of the APUs.
Heat and about half of the power required are generated in a block heat and power plant, which is operated by natural gas, as well as a central boiler plant. This generates approx. 1,800t of CO2.
The operation of all ground vehicle services for the processing of the air traffic is another creator of CO2 emissions, which amount to approx. 5,400t per year.
Due to the land site traffic in front of the terminals, which can be allocated directly tot he airport, an additional 2,740t of CO2 are created.
The Flughafen Hamburg GmbH only has an influence on the emissions of stationary sources, airside traffic, as well as part of the landsite traffic.