Finavia has awarded Beumer Group the contract to supply a redundant baggage-handling system for the extension to Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport in Finland.
The contract comprises a system based on two energy-efficient LS-4000 tilt-tray sorters, a CrisBag tote-based system with in-tote screening, and CrisBelt conveyors, all from Beumer Group’s Crisplant product range.
Henri Hansson, technical director of Finavia Corporation, said, “The extension of Terminal 2 will ensure that Helsinki Airport maintains its strong competitive position, especially in transfer traffic between Europe and Asia.
“The passenger volumes between Helsinki and Asia have increased steadily for several years now. One of the main goals of Finavia’s Development Programme 2014-2020 is to increase Helsinki Airport’s transfer capacity.”
The new extension to the baggage-handling system has been designed to ensure full redundancy throughout the sorting, make-up and dynamic Early Baggage Store (EBS). The sorting process achieves full redundancy with a link between the new and existing systems and the ability to control both systems from a single control room. For baggage make-up, redundancy is ensured by allowing each pair of sorters to discharge to the same destination chutes.
Beumer’s offering will allow operators to recall individual items of baggage from any of the 1,000 storage positions. This provides increased efficiency by enabling Helsinki to implement future batch-building of baggage in the make-up area. The new EBS will also support the existing lane-based storage which was installed as part of the first CrisBag system.
Klaus Schäfer, managing director of Beumer Group, added, “Helsinki Airport has been using Beumer Group technology since the T2 system was installed in 2009. The technology has proven to meet Helsinki Airport’s high-performance targets. In addition, the operators’ familiarity with this technology means that minimal training will be required for them to operate the new extended system.”