March 3, 2009, ARLINGTON, Texas — Siemens today announced it was awarded a $9 million contract from Clark Construction Group LLC for the engineering, manufacturing and integration of a baggage handling system at Washington Dulles International Airports’ International Arrivals Building (IAB).
The scope of the project, which will take place in three phases over three years, includes the engineering, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, integration and testing of the new system.
Siemens will install 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.
“This project will facilitate a significant improvement in the experience of international passengers traveling through Dulles,” said Joe Abidin, vice president Clark Civil.
“The new baggage handling elements Siemens Infrastructure Logistics installs will provide our customer with well proven solutions to the needs of the airport and its passengers,” said Lee Seward, vice president baggage and cargo/parcels logistics.