The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has awarded Siemens a 40 million contract to design and build a baggage handling system for Dublin Airport's new passenger terminal T2. The project is scheduled to open in spring 2010.
The baggage handling system from Siemens is part of a 395 million development project to build a second terminal at Dublin Airport which will be capable of handling up to 15 million passengers per year. The new terminal is designed to meet the needs of both long-haul and short-haul passengers.
Siemens will design, build and integrate the baggage handling system, which includes six km of conveyor belts, to route all checked baggage through security screening, before sorting the bags by flight number for specific destinations. Siemens will also supply six baggage claim units. Using state-of-the-art intelligent IT and automation systems, the new facility will help to speed up ground-handling processes for arriving, departing and connecting passengers.
According to DAA Chief Executive Declan Collier: "Siemens' proven ability to design and build a high-quality, integrated, airport logistics solution, as well as its strong local presence, were critical factors in DAA's decision to award it the contract." Siemens recently designed and built the new baggage handling system at Cork Airport to meet increasing demand, speed up processes and improve security.
For further information on airport logistics solutions from Siemens Mobility, go to http://www.siemens.com/airport-logistics
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