Smiths Detection to provide advanced detection equipment for Abu Dhabi airport


Advanced security solutions provider Smiths Detection has inked a $125m contract to install a range of advanced detection equipments for Abu Dhabi Airport's new terminal.

These systems will be installed at Midfield Terminal Building Project that is expected to be completed in 2017.

The company will equip the airport's terminal with the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, which is a high speed explosives detection system that makes use of X-ray and computed tomography technologies. It will help the airport to increase its annual capacity towards 40 million passengers.

"The Midfield Terminal Building will soon become the primary gateway for passengers travelling through Abu Dhabi."

aTiX (Advanced Threat Inspection X-Ray) systems will also be installed to screen carry-on baggages.

The terminal will also sport 3D workstations for outbound equipment screening by the Police and 2D workstations for the inbound screening by Customs.

Smiths Detection President Richard Ingram said: "This contract win highlights our success in supplying advanced, integrated security solutions that meet the operational needs of our customers while delivering long-term value. We look forward to consolidating our already close partnership with such an important and rapidly expanding hub airport.

"The Midfield Terminal Building will soon become the primary gateway for passengers travelling through Abu Dhabi. We are committed to helping Abu Dhabi Airports Company achieve their strategic objectives that align with the UAE Capital's Economic Vision 2030."

Smiths Detection is a part of the Smith Group that employs 23,000 people in more than 50 countries. It develops government-regulated technology products for the detection and identification of explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband.