Siemens Wins Baggage Handling System Contract

11 July 2010 (Last Updated July 11th, 2010 18:30)

The British Airports Authority has awarded Siemens a contract for the eastern campus baggage integrator at Heathrow Airport in England. Siemens will design and install baggage handling systems (BHS) for the new Terminal 2 and carry out upgrade work within Heathrow's eastern campus, sche

The British Airports Authority has awarded Siemens a contract for the eastern campus baggage integrator at Heathrow Airport in England.

Siemens will design and install baggage handling systems (BHS) for the new Terminal 2 and carry out upgrade work within Heathrow's eastern campus, scheduled to be complete by December 2013.

Terminal 2 will include 116 check-in desks, eight international and two domestic arrival carousels and have an initial capacity of 20 million passengers in the first phase, according to travelio.net.

Siemens will install a new bag collector system to integrate check-in and departure bags to the existing screening and sorting system located in Terminal 1.

The company will also integrate the BHS at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and upgrade the BHS at Terminal 4 through additional flight build and make-up capacity with additional conveyor lines.

The company will also replace 20 hold baggage screening machines in Terminal 1 and Terminal 4, in line with new screening legislation.