Vanderlande has been awarded the contract to upgrade the baggage handling system (BHS) at Brussels Airport. The deal forms part of a 20-year framework agreement signed between the Brussels Airport Company (BAC) and Vanderlande in March. The airport said the operational improvements will allow it to handle an expected growth in annual passenger numbers from 25 to 40 million within the next 25 years.
Brussels Airport said its investment programme includes the replacement of the existing conventional BHS with Vanderlande’s TUBTRAX technology, an upgrade to the high-level controls, and the integration of new hold baggage screening (HBS) machines to comply with the latest EU Standard 3 regulations.
The new BHS system will connect the existing check-in and transfer areas with the new HBS systems and the existing sorters, make-up carousels and the sortation area in Pier A. For this project, Vanderlande will cooperate closely with ENGIE Fabricom Airport Solutions.