Beumer Latinoamericana Equipamentos complete BHS refurbishment contract at Tom Jobim
09 September 2016
BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos Ltda has completed the contract to refurbish the baggage handling system (BHS) at Terminal 2 (T2) of Rio de Janeiro’s Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim in Brazil. The upgrade is part of the investment to improve the overall services at the airport. In a joint effort between the airport and its partners, including BEUMER Group and BNP, these improvements were designed to ensure high levels of passenger satisfaction for the international athletes, delegates and visitors using the airport during and after the 2016 Olympic Games. The team created a custom layout designed to enable the airport to meet the peak demand throughout the Olympics as well as future growth forecasts. To achieve the new layout, BEUMER refurbished the existing baggage handling system and re-integrated part of this existing system with state-of-the-art equipment to enable higher capacity and efficiency. The new BHS will handle baggage for departures and arrivals as well as for transfers. For departures, the airport now has seven baggage lines and make-up carousels, which include the addition of two new lines and carousels; the 10 existing arrival baggage reclaim carousels have been relocated and augmented by two new carousels and a new recheck-in line and transfer carousel. BEUMER was also responsible for the complete integration of new SCADA automation and supervisory software. Following the integration of the BHS, BEUMER personnel will remain resident on-site at T2 until the end of 2016 to provide a full range of services under an operation and maintenance contract. Meanwhile, BEUMER Group will present end-to-end baggage handling and transport systems at Inter Airport China, at the China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, from 12 to 14 September 2016. Visitors to Hall 8A, Stand 604, will be able to experience the speed and efficiency of tote-based baggage handling through an immersive, virtual-reality tour using Oculus Rift headsets. The tour will demonstrate why many airports consider tote-based technology to be the next-generation of energy-efficient baggage handling systems. This is based on the ‘one bag per tote’ concept which provides 100% tracking and traceability of each item of baggage throughout the check-in, sorting and screening processes.