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Vanderlande secures baggage handling contract for Domodedovo's new Terminal 2

Vanderlande has been awarded the baggage handling contract for Moscow Domodedovo Airport's new Terminal 2.

The terminal is being constructed to ensure that the gateway is equipped to meet rising demand and the thousands of extra visitors that are expected to descend on the city during Russia's hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

A record 30 million passengers passed through the airport in 2015.

Vanderlande installed the baggage handling system in Domodedovo's Terminal 1.

Domodedovo Airport is one of Moscow’s three major airports alongside Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo. It is also one of the largest airports in Russia in terms of passenger and cargo traffic.

Terminal 2 will feature a full range of Vanderlande’s innovative technology, including TUBTRAX 2.0 (an individual carrier system) and BAGSTORE (with over 1,000 storage positions).

In addition, an advanced hold baggage screening system compliant with ECAC 3 will be integrated, as well as check-in positions and carousels. The capacity is expected to be around 5,400 bags per hour.
The deadline for handing over the baggage system is 1 March 2018. This was an essential condition owing to Russia’s staging of the FIFA World Cup the same year.

Vanderlande claims that it secured the contract because of its longstanding experience in the Russian market, proactive local presence and intensive cooperation with screening suppliers.

The company’s business interests in the country date back to 1996, and it has subsequently supplied baggage handling systems to Russia’s four largest airports and other regional sites.

“We faced strong competition to secure the contract with Domodedovo,” says Vanderlande’s executive vice president for airports, Andrew Manship.

“The negotiations were lengthy, and we are delighted to be doing business with Domodedovo once again. However, the real work starts now.

"Our team faces a tight deadline, but I am confident that our excellent relationship and extensive experience will ensure we deliver a world-class baggage handling system on schedule.”

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