10-year contract for BEUMER Group at Calgary International Airport
11 September 2017
BEUMER Group has won a 10-year contract for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the baggage handling system at Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Canada. The company designed and commissioned the new baggage handling system (BHS) at the airport as part of the new International Terminal that opened in October 2016, and the company is now working on installing the system in the Domestic Terminal. In August 2017, Hiring was continuing for some 73 BEUMER specialists who will work on-site at YYC handling the day-to-day operations of the 10-mile CrisBag® tote-based baggage transport and sortation system currently operating in the new terminal. The Calgary contract is BEUMER’s largest O&M contract to date in North America. The O&M team will work 24/7 across 12-hr shifts and will comprise local hires trained by BEUMER technical specialists from around the world. BEUMER Group is responsible for all BHS-related services, including predictive and condition-based maintenance, system recovery upon interruptions of component and/or software failures, field operation including manual encoding, jam clearing and response to system functional issues, operation of the computerised maintenance management system, staffing of a central BHS control room, and a philosophy of continuous improvements. Meanwhile, BEUMER Group UK has been awarded Phase 1 of a major contract by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to upgrade the BHS in Terminal 2 (T2) at Manchester Airport (MAN), UK. The new system will enable MAN to comply with the latest ECAC Standard 3 in T2. The Phase 1 contract includes the installation and integration of new ECAC 3 compliant EDS machines for hold baggage screening (HBS). As part of this contract, BEUMER will also install and commission a new conveyor system and upgrade the controls for the T2 baggage handling system. The upgraded BHS includes combines high-level IT controls and systems including a Sort Allocation Computer (SAC) and SCADA system.