Smiths Detection, part of global technology business Smiths Group, has won a contract worth more than €100 million to supply all the main security scanning systems at the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) in Qatar.
The prestigious order to equip one of the world's most advanced airports includes a range of automatic x-ray and trace detection systems to screen passengers, hand luggage and checked-in bags for explosives, weapons and contraband. It is the biggest single-airport contract Smiths Detection has ever won.
Smiths Detection President Mal Maginnis said: "NDIA's choice of Smiths Detection for its main security contract is testament to the quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness of our world-leading technologies. The award was received after intensive and long work in close co-operation with Smiths Detection's local representative Qatar Security Systems Co. (QSS). We are very proud to play a central role in such an important transport hub in one of the world’s most dynamic regions."
The first expansion phase of NDIA, which will be 12 times the size of the old Doha facility, is due to be completed in early 2013. The new airport will eventually be able to handle 24 million passengers and two million tonnes of cargo a year.
The equipment to be supplied to NDIA includes HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is, HI-SCAN 130100T, HI-SCAN 7555aTix including iLane Systems and the 500DT trace detectors. Deliveries are already under way.