KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 14): A consortium comprising T7 Global Bhd’s unit and Siemens Logistics Pte Ltd has won a contract to upgrade the baggage handling system (BHS) contract at Terminal 1 of the KL International Airport (KLIA).
The new BHS will feature Siemens Logistics' VarioBelt belt conveyor, which will give the airport a higher storage capacity of 2,500 bag positions, said T7 Global in a statement.
T7 Kemuncak Sdn Bhd and Siemens Logistics will execute the project, awarded by Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, in three sections while the airport is in operation.
"Siemens Logistics will provide the latest conveying technology including VarioTray to boost the baggage throughput. The VarioTray, [a] high-speed conveyor system connected between the Main Terminal Building and Satellite A, will enable bags to be transferred swiftly and securely between the two buildings.
"In addition, the system will have a high-performance low-level and high-level (BagIQ) control software, which enables the smart management of baggage handling processes and completes the overall offering," said T7 Global.
T7 Kemuncak will be responsible for BHS installation, steel support construction, refurbishment of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) control rooms, server rooms and X-ray screening rooms and IT infrastructure.
The project management team will deliver the project in live airport environment without intervening the daily airport operations, the group said.
“This marks another milestone for our construction division to expand our horizon in the airport logistics business," said T7 Global group chief executive officer Tan Kay Zhuin.