Siemens installs temporary airport terminals for the football World Cup in South Africa
Erlangen, Germany, The operating company Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has ordered two temporary CapacityPlus terminals from Siemens Mobility for the airports in Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein for the duration of the 2010 World Cup.
Siemens’ CapacityPlus is a system service from Siemens Mobility which provides all the necessary functions and modules for a fully equipped additional terminal in line with the standards of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
The football World Cup begins in South Africa in June 2010. Players and spectators from all over the world are expected to attend the event, but not all of South Africa’s airports are designed to handle large numbers of passengers. With CapacityPlus, airport operators can increase their handling capacity for a specific period at a low cost, enabling them to ensure reliable and swift handling of the additional passenger numbers anticipated in connection with major events.
The operating company ACSA has ordered two CapacityPlus terminals from Siemens Mobility for its airports in Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein, as it makes no sense to increase capacity on a permanent basis when passenger numbers will drop back to normal following a big event. Each terminal covers an area of 1,800 m2 and can handle up to 4,000 passengers a day.
CapacityPlus is a system service from Siemens Mobility which provides all the necessary functions and modules for a fully equipped additional terminal in line with the standards of the International Air Transport Association (IATA): namely, arrivals area with baggage claim, departures area with check-in counters and baggage conveyance system, electronic monitoring system for 100 percent baggage and personal security checks. A waiting area, sanitary facilities, power supply and the facilities required for police, customs and first aid complete the range of modules on offer together with an option for shopping and restaurant areas. Siemens is using a terminal concept and layout especially developed for large events so that the required functionality can be realized in the smallest of spaces. The system is also suitable for use by low-cost carriers, allowing them to react quickly and flexibly to fluctuating passenger numbers.
Siemens also installed a CapacityPlus terminal at Lisbon Airport in Portugal during the Euro 2004 football championship. Such a temporary terminal solution was also used for the Asian Games in Qatar on the Persian Gulf in December 2006. Lisbon Airport extended its passenger capacity with CapacityPlus in October 2007.
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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and 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 und Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately EUR35 billion.http://www.siemens.com/industry
The Mobility Division (Erlangen, Germany) is the internationally leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions. With “Complete mobility”, the Division is focused on networking the various modes of transportation in order to ensure the efficient and environmentally compatible transport of people and goods. “Complete mobility” targets the goal of sustainability and combines the company’s competence in operations control systems for railways and traffic control systems for roadways together with solutions for airport and postal logistics, railway electrification, rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, as well as turnkey systems and forward-looking service concepts. With around 25,000 employees worldwide Siemens Mobility posted sales of EUR6.4 billion in fiscal year 2009 (ended September 30). www.siemens.com/mobility
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