The new system will be installed in the Inter-terminal passage between the North and South terminal complexes.
Moscow–Sheremetyevo is Russia’s largest airport, operating international and domestic flights to more than 200 destinations with more than 31 million passengers in 2015.
The development of 40mppa capacity North Terminal Complex is one of the key projects of its master plan up for the period between now and 2030.
Almost two kilometres of new underground tunnels will connect the southern and northern airport areas and the labyrinth of passageways will be equipped with a BEUMER autover independent baggage carrier system.
“The development project for the North Terminal Complex at Sheremetyevo Airport represents a large-scale and unique project for Russian civil aviation,” explains Evgeny Tumel, deputy general director, chief engineer of Sheremetyevo Airport.
“The underground terminal-to-terminal tunnels under active runways will be the first of their kind in Russia. It will help establish Sheremetyevo as a major hub and will raise Moscow’s transit, tourist and business potential.”
The baggage handling system will integrate a 4.8km BEUMER autover system and include 187 autoca intelligent destination coded vehicles (DCVs).
According to BEUMER, it will be capable of accommodating up to 900 bags per hour in each direction and will be virtually maintenance free.
“By choosing our system, Sheremetyevo will keep baggage connection time between terminals to a minimum whilst allowing each item of baggage to be properly processed and allocated to the correct make-up position,” enthuses BEUMER Russia general director, Vladislav Dementiev.
Installation of the new baggage handling system is scheduled to start in February 2017.