'Backbone Systems Integration', location Central Terminal, C-base Terminal 2, area- EF and basement-E.
Backbone is the new luggage transport system connecting all the different baggage areas. Schiphol has four baggage areas that have been built over the previous decades. Not only does their technology differ, they are also in some cases very far apart. Backbone creates one integrated baggage system with central control. This allows transfer baggage to be handled much more efficiently.
The following works (total 15 000sqm) have been carried out:
The works were undertaken in the airside operational area, in a restricted and secure environment amidst one of the most crucial processes in the airport - the baggage system - which also led to shift work patterns being implemented.
The project was delivered by VolkerWessels Bouw Schiphol (a trading name of Visser & Smit Bouw bv).