Swedavia awards Arlanda baggage-handling contract to Beumer

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Swedavia, owner and operator of 10 airports in Sweden, has awarded Beumer Group with a contract to design, supply and install a new early baggage-storage system at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

The solution, the CrisStore Early Baggage Storage (EBS) system, will be integrated in the airport’s Terminal 5 while maintaining live operation of the baggage-handling system.

The contract is part of Arlanda Airport’s plan to increase capacity from 21 million passengers per year to 36 million passengers per year by 2050. Beumer’s CrisStore system will be installed during the early phase of the airport’s extensive expansion and reorganization of the terminal building and baggage handling system.

“Arlanda has ambitious plans to become the preferred Scandinavian hub,” explains Bert Rasmusson, Swedavia BHS project manager of the Arlanda development project. “One of the airport’s key criteria, therefore, was to implement state-of-the-art technology in the new EBS. This will ensure maximum availability now and support further expansion by providing the easy scalability and compatibility with future systems.”

The CrisStore rack-based storage system will provide over 1,500 bag positions and enable Arlanda to improve the capacity, accuracy and security of the EBS system. As a module-based solution, using totes, CrisStore offers the required level of redundancy within the limited space available.

The high-level controls for Arlanda’s baggage-handling system have also recently been upgraded to Beumer’s Airport Software Suite. This modular control system provides the ability to handle the storage of bags based on the flight number. It also enables handlers to retrieve individual bags on demand.

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