Siemens to Expand Copenhagen’s Baggage Handling System

Copenhagen Airport currently handles 21mppa. (CPH)

Copenhagen Airport currently handles 21mppa. (CPH)

Siemens Mobility and Logistics has been awarded a contract by Copenhagen Airports A/S, owner and operator of Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Denmark, to expand the airport’s existing baggage handling system.  The expansion is expected to improve the system’s performance by 30%, in preparation for the ten million additional passengers per annum anticipated by the airport.
The €12 million ($14.9m) work will be carried out alongside airport operations and is due for completion by summer 2013.
The existing 5.6 mile (9km)-long baggage handling system will be lengthened by an additional 1.6 miles (2.5km) of equipment.  The system will transport, scan and sort 5,000 items of luggage per hour.  Siemens will also provide the energy-efficient drives and process-optimised control system and will be responsible for the entire project management.