Dutch firm Vanderlande Industries’ has signed a contract to design, install and maintain the system at the biggest airport in the southern hemisphere.
The multi-million dollar order Vanderlande has received covers the first and main phase of the project in Terminal 3, which is being expanded and redesigned in a u-shape and once completed will increase the airport’s capacity by 25mppa.
It includes 24 automated self bag drop positions in the departure check in area, 108 conventional check-in positions divided over 12 check-in rows, and integration of Level 1 and Level 3 screening machines.
Phase 2 is expected to integrate an Early Bag Storage (EBS) system, extra self bag drop facilities, and extra arrival subsystems into the BHS system.
The existing system in Terminal 3 will remain in operation while the new system is being installed, with the new terminal expected to open in July 2015 and Vanderlande will commence site works from June 2014.
In 2012, the airport was the 9th busiest airport in the world with 57.8 million passengers, a 12.1% increase over 2011.