Siemens to upgrade baggage handling system in London Gatwick South

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Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has been awarded a project to upgrade the existing hold baggage lines and install new conveyors in the South Terminal at London Gatwick Airport in the UK.

The contract includes the supply and replacement of new baggage conveyors and mechanical equipment in the main baggage hall, as well as the design and integration of an upgraded baggage control system.

Siemens will also replace nine Standard 2 Explosive Detection System (EDS) screening machines in the South Terminal with Standard 3 European Union-compliant EDS machines.

Steve McIntegart, senior project manager at London Gatwick, said, “Works are now underway by Siemens and completion is expected in early 2019. The new systems will enable London Gatwick to enhance reliability and maintainability with the latest equipment installed throughout the South Terminal main baggage hall. This will improve the overall performance and efficiency of the baggage handling operations, benefiting both passengers and airlines.”

Iain McLeod, project manager (baggage) at London Gatwick, said, “Siemens has successfully demonstrated expertise in this area of the operation as Gatwick continues to ensure the baggage handling infrastructure meets new legal requirements and keeps pace with the increasing demands from future growth of passengers and baggage in some of the busiest areas of the terminal.”

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