ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2008 - Siemens today announced it was awarded a $7.2 million design-build contract from Greenhut Construction Co. for a new in-line baggage screening system at the Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport.
The design-build project will apply the design guidelines rolled out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Siemens will provide 1,436 feet (438 m) of baggage handling conveyor, 11 Siemens patented high-speed diverters, and a screening matrix consisting of three L3 and one CT-80XL Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) and four Vertical Sort Units. Siemens will also provide eight baggage piers for carrier specific sortation and three baggage carousels to replace the existing ones. With the new system, baggage checked at the ticket counter will go through the security screening system, to the baggage piers and then onto the waiting planes in a single continuous, seamless operation.
"The Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport and Greenhut chose Siemens because their design-build capabilities will enable the new system to be compliant with the Planning Guidelines and Design Standards (PGDS) published by the TSA for all new baggage screening systems," said Frank Miller, Pensacola's Airport Director.
"Siemens Airport Logistics is committed to providing Pensacola with the latest technology and equipment to better serve its passengers," said Lee Seward, vice-president, Baggage, Cargo, and Parcels Logistics Sub-Division, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. "Our project expertise will enable the Pensacola Airport to be PGDS compliant with no impact to the day-to-day traveler."
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport is the fastest growing airport between New Orleans and Jacksonville. The airport saw more than 1.6 million passengers in 2007 and has experienced more than 40 percent passenger growth since 2001.
About Pensacola Airport
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PRA) is a public service airport serving Northwest Florida and southern Alabama (the city of Pensacola owns and operates the airport).
PRA is a regional airport providing air service to Charlotte, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Memphis and Tampa by six carriers. The passenger count has risen from 1.5 million in 2004, to 1.638 million in 2005, 1.620 million in 2006 and finally 1.669 million in 2007.
About Greenhut Construction
More than 61 years of accomplishments and a reputation for integrity, quality, and attention to its clients' needs have made Greenhut Construction the contractor of choice in Northwest Florida.
Through their core values of integrity, professionalism, and commitment, Greenhut makes the construction process, from start to finish, as enjoyable, painless, and beneficial as possible. They emphasize partnering with the client, design team professionals and subcontractors from early design through the construction process to shape the project development and delivery. Greenhut is also proudly taking a leadership role in Northwest Florida by promoting and building "Green".
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. For more information: www.sea.siemens.com.
Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com.