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Siemens receives order to expand baggage handling system at Lisbonís airport


Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Mobility has received an order from ANA Aeroportos de Portugal SA, the owner and operator of the largest airports in Portugal, to expand the existing baggage handling system at Lisbonís airport (LIS). The order value amounts to 31.5 million euros and the project is scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2011.

ANA is expecting the number of passengers at Lisbonís airport to increase to 18 million per year by the year 2017. In order to cope with the associated surge in the amount of baggage, the existing baggage handling system is to be expanded. The expanded system is to be capable of sorting and transporting up to 8,400 baggage items per hour. The project calls for the installation of 56 new check-in counters, five baggage reclaim carousels and two output units for oversized baggage. In addition, four transfer lines are to be installed, with a total system length of 8500 meters. 50 chutes, seven baggage carousels and one pre-sorting and two automatic distribution rings will be added to the existing system. The project includes all aspects of mechanical and electrical installation, provision of the Simatic control software and commissioning.

Siemens Mobility has successfully worked together with ANA over the past few years and, besides the existing system at Lisbonís airport, has installed the baggage handling systems at Faro, Porto, Ponta Delgada, Madeira, Porto Santo and Santa Maria airports in Portugal.

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 ďComplete mobilityĒ approach, the Division is focused on networking the various modes of transportation in order to ensure the efficient transport of people and goods. ďComplete mobilityĒ combines the companyís 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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