The German BEUMER Group, a global leader in the design and manufacture of intralogistics systems, has been awarded a contract to upgrade the Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2. The project involves the refurbishment of the terminal’s existing tilt-tray sorter-based BHS and the renewal of associated equipment, including conveyors, carousels, early bag storage (EBS) system, control system, and self-service check-in system.
The planned work, which will involve the integration of a completely new BEUMER Group Software suite control system, will extend the system life span by 15-20 years. The new control system will also feature advanced digital applications, particularly those linked to smart sensors and data analytics, helping to boost baggage handling process optimization. The project is scheduled for completion in 2024.
Commenting on the contract, Mr. Koh Ming Sue, Managing Director Engineering & Development at Changi Airport Group, notes: “This project, which involves the replacement of the BHS in a live, operating airport environment, requires a high degree of detailed planning and risk management to minimize inconvenience and disruption to passengers and airlines. We need close collaboration between the appointed contractors and all our stakeholders for smooth, safe, and timely execution.”
Currently, the BEUMER Group is the contractor appointed to operate and maintain the BHS installed in Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminals 2, 3, and 4, where their CrisBag self bag drop system serves as both sorting and inter-terminal transfer system. The CrisBag system delivers 100% tracking and traceability at every stage of the baggage handling process.
(Sources: BEUMER Group; Future Travel Experience)