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Siemens, NIIT bag Delhi Cargo order

German major has bagged a Rs.167-crore order from Delhi Cargo Service Centre (DCSC) to provide material handling solutions for a new cargo complex at the capital's international airport.

“Siemens has implemented 300 airport logistics systems worldwide. We will use this extensive global experience to enable CSC's Delhi project with highly-efficient and reliable cargo handling services,'' Tilakraj Seth, Vice-President and Head, Mobility Solutions, Siemens, said.

DCSC, a 74:26 joint venture between Cargo Service Centre (CSC) and the Delhi International Airport, is building the complex, the first phase of which with 1.6 lakh tonnes per annum capacity would go on stream next month.

Siemens would provide the entire air cargo handling solution that includes automatic storage and retrieval system, cargo workstation and container handling storage and system.

DCSC plans to build the complex in phases.

The total project cost is Rs.550 crore. The current contract with Siemens ends till the capacity of the cargo complex reaches 5.5 lakh tonnes.

Siemens, however, would get an additional euro 10 million contract when DCSC ramps up capacity beyond 5.5 lakh tonnes, CSC Group CEO R. Panicker said. DCSC has also tied up with NIIT Technologies for providing technology for the project.

CSC has selected NIIT Technologies as its IT partner for air cargo handling across all its operations including its subsidiary DCSC in Delhi.

NIIT Technologies will manage and host the data centre for CSC at its Gurgaon facility, with a back up disaster recovery facility in Bangalore, to provide 24x7 uninterrupted availability of information.

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