Vanderlande has successfully delivered a state-of-the-art baggage handling system for the new Terminal 2 (T2) facility at Nanning Wuxu International Airport in China.
The new terminal is capable of handling 16 million passengers per year and will help the airport to manage the 8.8% year-on-year rise in travelers in the region. The existing Terminal 1 (T1) building handled eight million passengers in 2013.
Vanderlande’s BAXORTER is fitted with three inducts, 41 straight chutes, five spiral chutes and 117 decks to provide a sorting capacity of 3,000 trays per hour. The total system includes three check-in islands with 60 check-in conveyors, three ATR (automated tag reader) stations, VERTIBELTS, connecting conveyors and six TRIPLANAR carousels. VIBES high-level and low-level control software systems are provided as part of the complete solution. The baggage handling system was also designed for a future upgrade and the expansion of a fourth check-in island.
Liu Dan, CEO for Nanning Wuxu Airport, said, “The launch of the modern baggage handling system – especially the automated sorter – has positioned Nanning Wuxu International Airport as one of the most important airports in southern China.”
Govert Hamers, CEO for Vanderlande, said, “The successful introduction of Nanning Wuxu’s baggage handling system marks the debut of the BAXORTER in China. Even during the commissioning phase, many potential customers showed great interest in this product and Vanderlande is confident that it will have a promising future in this segment of the Chinese airport market.”