Siemens Mobility has won a €63 million contract to extend the baggage handling system at Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 to meet an increase in passenger numbers.
Scheduled to be completed by late November 2012, the project will see the sorting capacity of the baggage handling system and the storage capacity of the early bag facility increase by 30%, in order to keep up with the growth in passenger traffic at the airport.
Munich Airport is currently the second largest hub in Germany and is handling more and more passengers each year.
For example, during the first six months of 2011 the gateway handled just under 18 million passengers, up more than 13% on the same period last year.
Siemens Mobility said it planned to boost the performance of the baggage handling system in Terminal 2 by about one third, by installing 2,000 new sorter elements in the process.
The conveyor belts are currently over 40km long and transport, scan and sort around 14,000 bags every hour at a speed of up to 25km per hour.
Siemens will also expand the storage capacity of the early bag store in and around Terminal 2 by increasing the number of spaces from 3,700 to 4,700.
As general contractor, Siemens will be responsible for the layout, engineering, installation, integration and commissioning of the new baggage handling system.