Smiths Detection has announced it will supply hold-baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2.

The building is currently under construction and is intended to become an international transit hub designed to handle 25 million passengers annually. The project is being led by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works, with a Turkish company, Limak Insaat, acting as the primary contractor.

The threat-detection and security technology company said the contract includes the installation of HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units for screening hold baggage. These use a dual-view, dual-energy line scanner with high-resolution 3D computed tomography (CT) to produce images. They have already achieved Standard 3.1 approval (the highest defined security standard in the EU) and US TSA 7.2 certification.

Jerome de Chassey, Smiths Detection’s vice-president APAC and Middle East, said: “We’re happy to be entering this partnership with Kuwait International Airport, providing them with best-in-class screening equipment for their new terminal.

“The solutions they have selected are used in some of the biggest airports across the globe and have been designed to provide effective and efficient screening.”

Kuwait’s new Terminal 2 is scheduled to open in 2023 Smiths Detection