Siemens awarded baggage handling system contract for San Franciscos International Airport

The Siemens Mobility Division has been awarded a 21 million contract from Americas leading general builder, Turner Construction Company, to design, supply and install a new baggage handling system as part of San Francisco International Airports (SFO) Terminal 2 renovation project. Additionally, the contract includes the operation and maintenance of the system for two years. The system is expected to be ready for customer acceptance in late 2010.

San Francisco has one of the largest international airports in California, with around 35 million passengers passing through it every year. Over the past five years, the airport has experienced phenomenal growth in passenger traffic as well as the addition of three new domestic carriers, according to a statement by Turner Construction.

Fourteen new check-in counters are to be set up for domestic flights. The scope of supply includes approx. 3,000 meters of belt conveyor with around 550 drives and four explosive detection system (EDS) machines for 100% baggage screening. Additionally, six makeup devices for planeside loading and unloading as well as four claim devices for passenger handling will be installed. Siemens will hand over all the mechanical, electrical and software systems in the form of a turnkey installation.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies as well as comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six Divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 222,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry posted a profit of EUR3.86 billion with revenues totalling EUR38 billion in fiscal year 2008 (ended September 30).

The Mobility Division (Erlangen, Germany) is the internationally leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions. With its "Complete mobility" approach, the Division is focused on networking the various modes of transportation in order to ensure the efficient transport of people and goods. Complete mobility combines the company's competence in operations control systems for railways and traffic control systems for roadways together with solutions for airport logistics, postal automation, traction power supplies and rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, turnkey systems as well as forward-looking service concepts.

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