Danish firm Beumer Group has confirmed being selected for the contract to implement a baggage handling system (BHS) for the KD1.3bn ($4.3bn) Terminal 2 at Kuwait International airport.

The system to be installed is a tote-based baggage handling system, Beumer said in a statement. MEED reported the selection of the Danish firm for the contract in November.

Beumer said the new system will incorporate “industry-leading technology such as in-tote hold baggage screening [HBS] and an1800-position early baggage storage [EBS] CrisStore function”.

The BHS will incorporate a feature called CrisBag system that will help ensure a flexible and reliable performance when handling major baggage flows, the statement said.

The new passenger terminal will have the capacity to handle 25 million passengers per year and accommodate all aircraft types through 51 gates and stands.

Terminal 2 is expected to be completed in 2022, and cater to Kuwait’s air travel demand over the next 20 years.

MEED understands Kuwait received the final BHS package bids in January last year. The bids evaluation process is understood to have been completed over the summer.

Tukey-based Limak Insaat commenced construction of the airport’s superstructure in early. The firm won the contract to build the new terminal in 2016.

In May last year, it signed a KD249.2m ($830m) syndicated credit agreement with National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) and Kuwait Finance House (KFH) to partly finance the construction works.

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