Siemens has secured a major service contract for Dubai’s two international airports, adding to electronics giant’s portfolio of operation and maintenance contracts with nearly 40 airports globally.
Under the latest agreement, Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) will operate and maintain baggage and air cargo systems for Dubai International, ranked as one of top three airports globally, and Dubai World Central which recently expanded to accommodate 26 million passengers.
In a statement on Tuesday, SPPAL said the contract covers a period of six years with the option for a further extension, adding the agreement was the most extensive so far signed by the Siemens subsidiary.
Under the contract, Siemens will cover baggage handling systems at Terminal 1, 2 and 3, and the material handling system at the Dubai Flower Centre – developed to handle Dubai’s flower imports and exports.
It will also operate and maintain the recently extended baggage system at DWC, as well as provide extensive parts maintenance.
“More and more airports are switching from traditional service methods to more modern models," said SPPAL chief executive officer, Michael Reichle, speaking on the move.
“We support customers by providing condition-based and predictive maintenance, for example, or – as is the case in Dubai – by providing KPI-based solutions and innovative digital analytics applications.”
Omar Binadai, senior vice president, engineering services at Dubai Airports, added: “As a long-standing and reliable service partner, Siemens helps us constantly improve operational processes and system reliability, delivering high service levels for the 90 million customers we serve annually at our airports.”