Qatars New International Airport signs US$20 Million Security Contracts

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 26 June 2009

Smiths Detection has won contracts totalling more than $20 million to provide automatic explosives detection equipment and checkpoint X-ray security solutions at Qatars New Doha International Airport (DIA), currently under construction.

The security system integration project is scheduled to be completed by late 2011.

More than a dozen Smiths Heimann HI-SCAN automatic explosives detection x-ray screening systems will be integrated into the state of-the-art baggage handling system to scan both check-in and transfer baggage at DIA.

In co-operation with local agent Qatar Security Systems, Smiths Detection also won a contract to supply and install over 150 X-ray inspection systems used at DIA checkpoints for cabin and oversize baggage screening.

Stephen Phipson, President of Smiths Detection, said, We are delighted to have been selected to help protect this important new airport and anticipate that these contracts are only the start of Smiths Detections involvement as the New Doha International Airport expands in phases, eventually to handle around 40 million passengers a year.

Smiths Detections hold baggage screening technology is already deployed in major international airports in Dubai, India, Scandinavia, Spain, and Germany.

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