Kuwait International Airport has contracted material handling specialist Beumer to supply a tote-based baggage-handling system (BHS) for its iconic new Terminal 2 (T2) facility.
Designed to meet the various demands of the new hub, such as rapid transfer times, the new system will incorporate industry-leading technology such as in-tote hold baggage screening (HBS) and an 1,800-position early baggage-storage (EBS) function.
The US$12bn terminal, which is scheduled to be completed by 2022, is expected to serve as the region’s leading hub for traffic flowing between Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East.
The new passenger terminal will have the capacity to handle 25 million passengers annually and accommodate all aircraft types through 51 gates and stands. Kuwait Airport will count on Beumer Group’s Middle East Customer Support Team to provide ongoing residential maintenance functions, with specialists responsible for all day-to-day functions of the CrisBag system’s operation.
Klaus Toftgaard, CEO of Beumer Group Middle East, said, “This is now the solution being adopted by leading global airports, since it draws upon the in-depth knowledge of the system’s designer and builder to ensure that the system will continue to run smoothly, even in the most challenging environments.”
The Ministry of Public Works Kuwait is leading the project, along with Foster and Partners and Gulf Consult as the designers and Limak Insaat as the main contractor.