Wiesbaden, 10 May 2016 – Smiths Detection has won a significant contract from Polimeks Construction to supply a comprehensive range of advanced detection equipment for the new Ashgabat International Airport in Turkmenistan.
Smiths Detection will supply advanced X-ray systems for hand baggage screening at security checkpoints, as well as the innovative millimeter-wave scanners for people screening and trace detection systems for the identification of smallest amounts of explosives. The contract also includes out-of-gauge baggage systems, which will be also used to screen on-board catering for passengers as well as air cargo consignments. Hold baggage at Ashgabat will be screened by ECAC-approved Standard 3 systems for automatic explosives detection. The advanced screening solutions will help to detect and identify explosives and weapons, as well as screening for narcotics and contraband to help Customs personnel to counteract smuggling. Deliveries will be completed by June 2016.
Tony Tielen, Vice President EMEA, Smiths Detection, said: “Ashgabat is an ambitious project of the Turkmen government and it gives Smiths Detection the opportunity to show its strengths as a trusted partner and provider of complete security solutions. Our goal is to make the lives of our customers easier and to help them protect against evolving threats through leading-edge technology. The Ashgabat contract is the largest that Smiths Detection has won in the Central Asian region and we are very proud to have prevailed in a highly competitive environment.”
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.