Logan KSEC has won a 9 million RMB (US$1.3m) contract for an integrated baggage handling system (BHS) for the new passenger terminal at Lijiang Airport, China.
The new BHS will be designed in the UK and manufactured and tested at the Logan KSEC facility in Kunming Yunnan Province. This is a significant step forward for the recently established Logan KSEC joint venture between Logan Teleflex and the Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment Company (KSEC) with the organisation beating off local competition from China.
Comprising both departures and arrivals systems, the baggage handling project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009. The departures system has 24 weigh conveyors with weigh scales. There are also 24 X-ray conveyors for luggage screening, which is performed at check-in, with the X-ray machines shared by pairs of check-in desks.
A further 24 despatch conveyors link to two off-collector transport lines; left- and right-hand systems; that feed friction-drive horizontal makeup carousels.
The arrivals system has three baggage lines that feed friction-driven horizontal carousels. A Management Information System (MIS) provides interactive control of the system.
“This is major step forward for the Logan KSEC JV and it shows that our presence within China is bearing fruit. Furthermore, we are pleased that we have won this contract over established local competitors. By bringing together our BHS design prowess and our local manufacturing and implementation capability, we are demonstrating that we can provide high quality solutions at a very competitive price point for this extremely important region,” said Dave Reynolds, Sales Director, Logan Teleflex.
All the equipment to be used in the Lijiang project can be seen operational at the test circuit based at the Kunming manufacturing site.
The new terminal with its integrated BHS will enable Lijiang to better manage the growing number of tourists visiting this historic part of China, which was an important trade centre on the Silk Road from Yunnan through to Tibet. Lijiang City’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its waterways and bridges.
“The new BHS will enable Lijiang to better manage the growth in passenger travel as more people are attracted to this beautiful but remote area of China. The system will provide reliable service and ensure adequate throughput to help the airport provide improved levels of customer service. Now other Chinese airports will be able to see precisely what we are able to offer from our local base and we are looking forward to gaining further projects for Logan KSEC,” Mr Reynolds added.