Beumer group wins new contract

BEUMER Group has been awarded the contract for the Arrivals Baggage Handling System for Terminal 4, London Heathrow Airport.

Key facts:

  • BEUMER Group to be responsible for supplying and project managing the installation, testing, commissioning and hand-over of the T4 arrivals baggage handling system
  • Increase in capacity will enable Heathrow T4 to process passenger baggage from A380 wide-body super aircraft
  • BEUMER Group chosen for its proven ability to upgrade legacy baggage systems with minimal disruption to normal airport operation

BEUMER Group UK has been awarded a contract by VINCI Construction UK to design, supply and install the arrivals baggage handling system for London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 (T4). The increased capacity provided by the new system will enable T4 to process more baggage items for passengers arriving on the A380 wide-body super aircraft.

In addition to designing the new arrivals baggage handling system, BEUMER Group will procure, supply and integrate a complex package of equipment and be fully responsible for project managing every detail of the system installation, testing, commissioning and hand-over.

"This is another example of BEUMER Group being selected by a leading UK construction company to deliver a crucial baggage handling system project," comments Peter Gilks, director of the Airports Division at BEUMER Group UK.

"BEUMER Group has been recognized and trusted for our ability to successfully project manage and integrate new baggage handling system enhancements into existing legacy systems. BEUMER Group meticulously checks and clarifies every detail of the baggage handling system integration to ensure that there will be no disruption to the normal operation of Heathrow Airport, for passengers or airlines."

The installation will comprise arrivals carousels with belt conveyors and steelwork for access and maintenance; automatic tag readers (ATR); security shutters; field equipment and cabling; local motor control panels and emergency stop units. BEUMER Group will also manage and support specialist IT suppliers for the high-level baggage SCADA and SAC systems.