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Siemens Awarded Baggage Handling System Contract for Washington Dulles Airport


Siemens announced it was awarded a 7 million euro contract from Clark Construction Group, LLC for the engineering, manufacturing and integration of a baggage handling system at Washington Dulles International Airport’s International Arrivals Building (IAB).

Rated by passenger numbers, Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) is one of the 20 largest international airports in the USA. It lies just 42 kilometers from Washington D.C., the capital of the USA. Almost 25 million passengers per year have been passing through this airport in recent years, and the trend is rising. Siemens will be supplying IAB with a new baggage handling system which will enable it to cope with the increasing numbers of air travelers expected in the future.

Siemens will install in the next three years six new inclined plate claim carousels with their associated remote feeds and one new line for odd-sized items. Siemens will also be responsible for the modifications of the existing inbound conveyor segments to accommodate the proposed alterations within the existing IAB bag room and the existing South Bag Maintenance Diagnostics System. This will allow centralized fault monitoring and reporting for the inbound subsystem status in the IAB.

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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