Robson’s £1.5m airport contract

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Sheffield’s Geo Robson & Co (Conveyors) has secured a £1.5m contract to replace the hold baggage system at Jersey Airport.

The project is already under way and will be completed by early May.

With approximately 62,000 aircraft movements and 1.46 million passengers annually at the airport, speed and reliability of the baggage system is essential.

The HBS is an automated mechanical system that carries checked-in baggage through a screening and sorting process ready to be loaded onboard an aircraft.

Ian Davies, Robson’s Airport Project Manager, said: “With the extra anti-terrorism security measures that have been implemented by the airport authorities, Robson’s Integrated Hold Baggage Screening Systems have proved successful. In providing systems that allow fast scanning with minimal delays for passengers.”

The complex logistics of supplying the airport with the equipment, meant a stream of 25 40ft wagons transported the conveyors from the Robson factory in Darnallto the airport in Jersey, all of which arrived on time and in order to allow the staged build to progress seamlessly.