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Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage project successfully handed over

Category: General / 25 October 2013

Ferrovial Agroman has successfully completed the first phase building handover of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage (T3IB) Programme.

Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage project successfully handed over Ferrovial Agroman has successfully completed the first phase building handover of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage (T3IB) Programme.

T3IB is a state of the art baggage facility which will process all T3’s direct and transfer baggage under one roof. The building’s bag store, with a capacity for 4,800 bags, means airlines will be able to offer passengers an early check-in option. With the latest technologies and new processes being implemented on the project, T3IB will bring faster and even more reliable baggage connections for passengers.

Civils Director for Ferrovial Agroman David Fanjul said:

 “I would like to thank the entire T3IB team for their hard work and commitment. Their dedication has allowed the successful handover to not only be achieved on time, but with an industry leading safety record - including reaching one million RIDDOR free hours twice over the course of the project. They achieved this while working within the unique and challenging live operational environment of the country’s busiest airport.” 

On behalf of Our Managing Director, Ignacio Clopes, I would like to thank HAL Development Director John Holland-Kaye and his team for their support and the opportunity for Ferrovial Agroman to demonstrate our capabilities and contribute to the continuous improvement of Heathrow Airport. I look forward to continuing our relationship well into the future.

 Ferrovial Agroman T3IB Project Manager Juan Pablo Perez said:

We are so proud to have been a part of this project and deliver this major milestone, however we know we have another month of integration and safety testing to go. We are more determined than ever and are focused on delivering this in time for the hand over from HAL Development to the Terminal 3 Facilities Management on 29 November 2013.”

The T3IB building will provide an improved working environment for its staff. Automated devices and manual handling aids will mean safer, more efficient ways of handling baggage and eliminate around 12 million physical bag lifts a year.

T3IB is also already delivering early improvements for transferring passengers. Enhancements to the transfer process were introduced on 15 October 2013 and bring a 10 minute reduction in the baggage connection time between T3 and T5, as well as an estimated 1200 less missed bags per year.

Jon Mason, HAL T3IB Programme Director said:

It is fantastic to see the result of the Ferrovial Agroman team’s hard work and dedication. This is an extremely complex project and everyone involved, past and present, should be very proud of this achievement.

The first of the new transfer baggage facilities goes into operation at the end of 2014 which then leads into the 15 month phased programme of work to connect the T3 check-in facility to T3IB.

Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage will be fully implemented by the end of 2015.

Editor’s Note:

Ferrovial Agroman:

Ferrovial is the world’s leading investor in transport infrastructure, with revenues of £7bn and more than 80,000 employees in 15 countries. Its construction division, Ferrovial Agroman manages major, complex, multi-disciplinary design and construction projects in international markets, in sectors including rail, highways, tunnels, ports and marine, aviation and energy. In London, our flagship projects include the Crossrail C300/410 Western Running Tunnels and Station Caverns, Crossrail C435 Farringdon Station, Heathrow’s new Terminal T2A and the Heathrow Post T5 Transfer Baggage Tunnel.

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