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To support the revised plans of expanding capacities at the international airport in the first stage. This new order worth around Euro 16 million is in addition to the contract bagged by Siemens in 2005 to equip the new airport with the complete electrical, airfield lighting, IT and communications systems, passenger boarding bridges, escalators and elevators, a baggage handling system as well as the power supply equipment and a building security and automation system.
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has received an order to install additional technical solutions to manage the enlarged capacities at the airport. This supplementary order thus means that the airport will be able to serve eleven million passengers a year in the first stage of the project – more than double the number originally planned. Even with this revision to enlarge capacities, the completion of the airport remains scheduled for April 2008.
The first stage of the Bangalore airport project was originally designed to handle approximately 4.5 million passengers. However, a recent study commissioned by BIAL forecast a turnover of around 6.7 million passengers in 2008, the year the airport is scheduled to open. Based on these studies, BIAL in April 2006 decided to make some appropriate modifications in the first stage of the project. And with a view to accommodate larger number of passengers, Siemens is expanding the baggage handling system. The terminal building is also being enlarged. Expansion of the power supply, building, safety and communications systems has thus likewise become necessary and now is also included in the scope of supply. In addition, the layout of the runway, the taxiways and the parking positions is being rearranged so as to allow more flight movements. In this context, Siemens is supplying the airfield and apron lighting equipment.
The new international airport is being built in Devanahalli, around 30 kilometers north of Bangalore. In the final stage of the project, more than 40 million passengers and a million tons of airfreight are to be handled each year. The planned airport is India's first private-public partnership in this branch of industry, with 74 per cent of the investment in the BIAL joint venture coming from the private sector. Further information under: http://www.siemens.com/airports
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2005 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 31,700 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 5.390 billion. Further information and downloads under: http://www.industry.siemens.com
Siemens Ltd is the flagship of the Siemens Group in India. The Siemens Group is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions in India with a business volume aggregating about Rs 5400 crores. It operates in the core business segments of Energy, Industry and Buildings, Information Technology, Communication, Transportation, Healthcare and Lighting. It has a nation-wide Sales and Service network, 17 manufacturing plants, some 500 strong network of channel partners and through its 12 Companies, the Siemens Group employs over 14,500 people.