Siemens Completes Baggage Handling System Contract at Miami International
NOVATO, Calif. -- March 5, 2013
Siemens Industry, Inc.’s Mobility and Logistics Division and the Miami-Dade
County Aviation Department (MDAD) are pleased to announce the completion of
the Siemens contract for Miami International Airport’s new, fully automated
baggage handling system (BHS). The North Terminal Development (NTD) Program’s
new integrated baggage handling and explosion detection system is the largest
conventional baggage system in the United States, with over 14 miles of
conveyor transportation and screening luggage from 152 ticket counters to more
than 50 gates, and the ability to process more than 40,000 bags per day.
The majority of the $220 million system, roughly 91 percent of the total
system, began operation in March 2012 and has processed over 10 million bags
to date. The successful startup in March allowed for the demolition of the old
baggage system and the renovation of remaining building areas in preparation
for the final phase of the new baggage system.
Siemens and MDAD have developed the final phase of the system so the complex,
multiple-year contract could be completed and the remaining stages could be
finished under a new completion agreement. This leverages MDAD’s oversight and
Siemens’ technical expertise with the capability of local partners to complete
the final coordination stages of the project.
“We’ve worked very closely together to make this collaborative arrangement
possible. We are satisfied with Siemens’ performance and the solution that
they have provided,” said Juan Carlos Arteaga, MDAD NTD Program Director.
The remaining stages will integrate three additional explosion detection
systems, three baggage carousels, one ticket counter, and further improvements
to the North Terminal’s Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility and recheck
“Siemens, MDAD, and its local partners will continue to collaborate on the
remaining portions of the system as it is brought online to complement the
overall project,” said Terry Heath, president, Mobility and Logistics
Division, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities. “The Siemens team remains committed
to the success of this project and to our very important customers in Miami
Portions of the remaining project scope go live in the next couple of months
with the final cut-in scheduled near the end of this year.
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employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and
their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions
for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids,
energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the
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optimize passenger and freight transport. The division bundles all Siemens
business related to management of traffic, transport and logistics. This
includes railway automation, infrastructure logistics, intelligent traffic and
transport systems, and technologies for developing the infrastructure for
electric mobility. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/mobility.
Contact for journalists:
Siemens Mobility and Logistics
Annie Seiple, 202-316-0219
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