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Advanced terminal upgrade during live operation

Seamless gate-connection optimes baggage handling across terminals

Düsseldorf Airport prepared for growth

The baggage handling system replacement project, implemented by BEUMER Group, capitalised on the need to upgrade the X-ray screening units to meet new ECAC 3 standards. The CrisBag® tote system provides integrated screening and acted as a link between all three existing terminal areas.

In the design offered to Düsseldorf Airport, a gradual replacement of two existing sorters created space for the additional early bag storage (EBS) positions. The additional EBS positions eliminated the need to invest in a temporary terminal building. This approach resulted in a design which combined a more compact layout, energy-efficient technology and low maintenance levels which significantly lower BHS operating costs.

All rebuilding and modification work had to be undertaken during live operation, resulting in a very detailed and phased installation and commissioning process. In total, there were 13 phases to ensure that sufficient capacity was available for the day-to-day operation of the airport.facility had to be installed while we were fully operational,” says Marcus Rütten, Project Director, Düsseldorf Airport. “Tests were only done at night and still BEUMER Group managed to have the entire system up and operational on time. Now, with a brand-new BHS in Terminals B and C, our combined baggage handling hall operation is much more flexible.”

  • 10000

    Bags per hour
  • 1692

    EBS positions
  • 100 %

    ECAC Standard 3 compliance
Baggage Handling System at Düsseldorf Airport

Tote-based system handles standard and out-of-gauge bags

The installation of an advanced BHS with similar CrisBag equipment enables Düsseldorf to handle the increasing number of passengers with complete control and connection of all three terminals.

“Düsseldorf is the biggest airport in the region, so we had to ensure the absolute minimum disruption during the upgrade work. As was the case in Terminal B, the new Terminal C baggage sorting facility had to be installed while we were fully operational,” says Marcus Rütten, Project Director, Düsseldorf Airport. “Tests were only done at night and still BEUMER Group managed to have the entire system up and operational on time. Now, with a brand-new BHS in Terminals B and C, our combined baggage handling hall operation is much more flexible.”

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