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Beumer awarded baggage handling projects at Heathrow

Beumer Group UK with Crisplant has been awarded a portfolio of baggage handling system projects at Heathrow Airport.

This portfolio known as "Q6", was awarded by the main contractor Balfour Beatty and includes the installation and integration of over 30 standard 3 hold baggage screening (HBS) machines.

Balfour Beatty completed a robust tender selection process before awarding the contract to the Beumer Group.

The Q6 portfolio of projects consists of upgrading the existing hold baggage screening (HBS) machines to meet standard 3 legislation; the installation and commissioning of a new Crisplant LS-4000E tilt-tray baggage sorter; and major asset replacement of the baggage handling control systems.

These projects will take place in Terminals 1 and 4 of the world’s third busiest hub, which handled 73.4 million passengers in 2014, and also includes the task of installing and integrating nine new standard 3 HBS machines into T2, The Queen’s Terminal.

Beumer Group says it will also ensure that all high-level baggage IT controls and systems, such as the sort allocation computer (SAC) and SCADA, interface seamlessly with the new baggage handling assets and the HBS standard 3 screening machines.

During the Q6 project delivery Beumer Group will install and integrate a total of 32 standard 3 HBS machines into the Heathrow’s baggage handling system.

Peter Gilks, managing director, airports division, Beumer Group UK, explains: “The Q6 portfolio of baggage projects requires very detailed and extensive project phasing and an operational mitigation plan plus an integrated testing regime using comprehensive system emulation.

"This proven Beumer Group methodology will ensure that the live Heathrow airport operation will be protected during the delivery of this wide portfolio of Q6 baggage projects.”

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