Experience and expertise
Alongside its supply of the BHS hardware and VIBES software, Vanderlande is also providing a comprehensive package of life-cycle services. On 14 June 2018, Vanderlande signed a five-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with the airport, and is focusing on the high-end scope of works. This involves the company’s IT specialists and analysing and improving baggage processes by process engineers.
In addition, Vanderlande is overseeing the operational planning and performance of the BHS, and as such, is managing the BHS control room and overseeing the baggage flows. Vanderlande has also implemented its VIDI solution through which it can analyse the performance of the system.
“To minimise the risk involved, we made a strategic decision to select Vanderlande for the BHS operation,” explains iGA’s BHS Manager İlker Çelepçikay. “We both performed many tests before the go-live and were able to identify any problems. Now, we have a performance-based O&M contract in place, and both iGA and Vanderlande closely monitor the KPIs. What makes Vanderlande a reliable partner is the company’s global experience. Its know-how from other airports was a benefit in this respect, and it will be able to carry forward many new lessons learned from iGA to its next projects.”