Smiths Detection has won a contract worth $125 million to provide a comprehensive range of advanced detection equipment for Abu Dhabi Airport’s new terminal.
In one of its biggest single airport orders, Smiths Detection will equip the terminal’s entire hold baggage and passenger screening checkpoints with a range of systems to help increase the airport’s annual capacity towards 40 million passengers. The so-called Midfield Terminal Building Project is due to be completed in 2017.
The hold baggage systems include the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a next generation high speed explosives detection system combining X-ray and computed tomography technologies. For carry-on baggage screening, Smiths Detection will deploy its Advanced Threat Inspection X-Ray (aTiX) systems, supported by trace detection sensors, bottle liquid scanners and radiation detectors.
The terminal will also install 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 the Abu Dhabi Airports Company achieve their strategic objectives that align with the UAE Capital’s Economic Vision 2030."