Finavia, the operator for Helsinki Airport, has awarded a contract to BEUMER GROUP to revamp the redundant baggage handling system in Terminal 2. The contract follows an ongoing partnership between BEUMER Group and Helsinki Airport that saw the installation of a complete baggage handling and transfer system in Terminal 2 back in 2009.
BEUMER will extend the terminal’s baggage handling system in an effort to increase greater transfer capacity and flexibility. The new improvements will be based on a system with two energy-efficient LS-4000 tilt-tray sorters, a CrisBag tote-based system with in-tote screening and CrisBelt conveyors
Henri Hansson, technical director of Finavia Corporation, said: “The extension of Terminal 2 will ensure that Helsinki Airport maintains its strong competitive position, especially in transfer traffic between Europe and Asia.
“The passenger volumes between Helsinki and Asia have increased steadily for several years now. One of the main goals of Finavia’s Development Programme 2014 - 2020 is to increase Helsinki Airport's transfer capacity.”
The improved system will enable baggage operators to achieve full redundancy throughout the sorting, make-up and dynamic Early Baggage Store (EBS), overseeing management all through a single control room.
Klaus Schäfer, managing director, BEUMER Group adds, “Helsinki Airport has been using BEUMER Group technology since the T2 system was installed in 2009. The technology has proven to meet Helsinki Airport’s high-performance targets. In addition, the operators’ familiarity with this technology means that minimal training will be required for them to operate the new extended system.”