Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has been contracted to supply a state-of-the-art baggage handling system (BHS) in the new Terminal 2 (T2) building at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in China.
The BHS will utilize the latest in tray technology and conveyor systems and will be controlled using Siemens’ intelligent software applications. In departures, Siemens will install 340 check-in desks equipped with localized hold baggage screening devices, 28 of which will be self-service check-in and bag-drop services. Siemens will also install 21 baggage reclaim carousels for passengers.
In the make-up area, where baggage is prepared ahead of the flight, SPPAL will install 42 carousels that will be linked to two early bag-store high-bay warehouses capable of holding 4,000 items of luggage, making it the biggest early bag-store facility in China. Two additional high-bay warehouses can be installed at a later date increasing the total number of storage spaces to 6,000.
Xu Jian Fu, the manager responsible for baggage handling at Guangdong Airport Group, the airport operator, said, “Siemens has completely convinced us with a system design tailored to our requirements. We have confidence in Siemens for its extensive tray system experience in the worldwide airport market and for its competent local team that will support us on-site throughout all phases of the project execution.”
Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, said, “We are proud of this strategically important order from Guangzhou. With the tray system, we are building on the know how we have accumulated over more than 40 years with a worldwide installed base of several hundred miles.”
The new 6,500,000ft² terminal is scheduled for completion in 2018 and will help the airport to cope with the rapid growth in passenger numbers. Guangzhou Baiyun handled nearly 55 million passengers in 2014 making it one of the 20 largest airports in the world.