AIR CARGO PROJECT REFERENCES
BDP ACQUIRE NEW FACILITY. HOOK, HAMPSHIRE. Jul 2023
We have been based in Hook, Hampshire, since 2015. Our current facility was purchase as a base for our Projects Team, as well as a workshop for the manufacture of our own bespoke PLC control system. To add 'another string to our bow' we have taken the decision to acquire a further facility, nearby, in order to fabricate slave pallets, barriers, ULD storage racking, various steel assemblies and the like.....As with our PLC control systems, having in-house capabilities will reduce lead times and will compliment the other services BDP have to offer!.....Watch this space for further updates.
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES. HEATHROW & MANCHESTER. Jul 2023
The time has flown by since we signed our original maintenance contract with WFS, but in that 3 years we have certainly covered a lot of ground! During this time BDP have, not only provided a first class maintenance service, but also performed numerous systems upgrades to equipment and PLC control systems. We have delivered new handling systems at Center Point, Scylla Road, B550, B552 & B578 sites. Such is the success of our partnership with WFS, we are delighted to announce that they have signed a new 5-year contract with BDP to support Heathrow and Manchester. We look forward to continuing to work with our Friends at WFS!
MENZIES WORLD CARGO. HEATHROW. Jan 2023
We are very proud to announce that BDP have been awarded a long term maintenance support contract by Menzies World Cargo at London Heathrow. BDP were selected despite stiff competition, and we very much look forward to making new Friends, and supporting the Menzies Team!
IAG CARGO, NEW PREMIA, HEATHROW. Dec 2022
We reported, in March, that BDP had been selected to provide in-house maintenance support at IAG's 'New Premia' facility. Such has been the success of this arrangement during IAG's operational ramp-up, that we have just signed a long-term contract to extend our cover to '24-7'. BDP are very pleased and proud to have been awarded this prestigious role!
IBERIA, MADRID. Oct 2022
BDP continue to build a strong relationship with IAG Cargo. This time, chosen to supply a new 15ft truck dock for Iberia's operation in Madrid. Whilst not a huge project, it does involve careful integration with the Customer's existing handling system, and modification of current transfer vehicle controls to ensure seamless operation!
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, SANDRINGHAM ROAD. Nov 2022
WFS have, again, placed their trust BDP Solutions. This time to design, supply, install, commission and maintain new air cargo handling systems at Sandringham Road, Heathrow. The airside and landside systems are set to go live in early 2023. They consist of truck docks, castor decking and lowering interfaces, all controlled by BDP in-house designed control systems
WORLWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, SCYLLA ROAD, HEATHROW. Jun 2022
BDP continue to support WFS with systems upgrades. This time at the Scylla Road facility, Heathrow. The existing system consists of manual castor decking (supplied by others), which was proving to be problematic to the operation. BDP are to replace this system with a fully powered solution, controlled by a bespoke controls package, designed and manufactured in-house.
IAG CARGO, NEW PREMIA, HEATHROW. Mar 2022
BDP are delighted to have been selected by IAG Cargo to provide in-house maintenance support at their New Premia facility at Heathrow. We are very much looking forward to working alongside the IAG Team! The New Premia facility is twice the size of the original one with a climate controlled environment. It is designed to handle express shipments, pharmaceuticals and high value goods.
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, CENTRE POINT SYSTEM. Sep 2021
WFS have opened their new facility at Heathrow. Centre Point is now fully operational, with a BDP handling system at it's heart! The truck dock and castor deck system also incorporates powered decks and ULD scales, and was handed over ahead of schedule!
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, B550 HEATHROW, INTEGRATED COLD ROOM. July 2021
As the WFS B550 ETV upgrades take shape, WFS have appointed BDP to provide Cold Storage facilities to be integrated in to the ETV (Elevating Transfer Vehicle) storage system. These compartments will enable freight to be stored and retrieved using the ETV control system.
GEODIS, HEATHROW, NEW HANDLING SYSTEM. Sep 2021
BDP are very pleased to be adding a new customer to our growing list. Geodis have selected BDP to supply their new truck dock and castor decking system at Heathrow. The low-level system includes integrated cargo scales. We look forward to working with the Geodis team!
DNATA, MANCHESTER, EMPTY ULD STORE. Feb 2021
Having supplied numerous empty ULD stores to dnata, (as well as many others) at Heathrow, BDP have now received the contract to supply more of the same. This time at dnata's brand new Manchester facility.
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, HEATHROW, ETV UPGRADES. July 2021
Despite stiff competition, BDP have been awarded the contract to carry out extensive upgrades on two Elevating Transfer Vehicles at B550, Heathrow. Few companies have the in-house expertise to carry out such a project. However, at BDP we do have the skills, experience and proven track record to provide 'senior' equipment with a new lease of life!
KUEHNE & NAGEL, SHANNON, IRELAND, NEW SYSTEM. Mar 2021
BDP receive another vote of confidence, and continue to work closely with our Friends at K&N. We have been awarded a new contract for the supply of a new truck dock and castor deck system at the company's Shannon facility. We look forward to bringing this project to life in the first quarter of 2021.
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, HEATHROW & MANCHESTER MAINTENANCE. Nov 2020
BDP have a long established relationship with WFS, having supplied equipment (ranging from slave pallets, right up to new Elevating Transfer Vehicles) over the past decade. We have carried out numerous systems hardware and software upgrades, including updating PLC controls systems to ensure the WFS systems in the UK remain operational. We are, therefore, delighted to have been awarded long term maintenance contracts to support WFS operations at Heathrow and Manchester Airports. We look forward to working alongside the superb WFS Team!
KUEHNE & NAGEL, HATTON CROSS, SYSTEM UPGRADE. Dec 2020
To follow on from the recent 20ft truck dock upgrade, BDP have now been appointed to replace the aging ball-mat system, inside the Perishables Centre, with a brand new castor deck system. As the decking is fully galvanized, it will be easier to keep clean and free-running! Bespoke decks will be designed and manufactured to fit between existing equipment. This means the original GRC decks can remain in place, as the new decks will interface perfectly with them.
BAKU CARGO TERMINAL ULD STORAGE. Oct. 2020
The BCT operation in Azerbaijan continues to grow, and BDP continue to provide support for our old friends in Baku! BDP are to supply and install yet more new storage conveyor decks providing an additional 50 x 20ft positions! (more...).
KUEHNE & NAGEL, HSCC, HEATHROW, NEW HANDLING SYSTEM. Oct 2020
We are proud to announce that BDP continue to strengthen our relationship with K&N. This time, having been appointed as Principle Contractor, to supply a new air cargo handling system and associated air-lock at K&N's HSCC facility at Heathrow. This system consists of a 20ft truck dock, high and low level castor decking with built-in scales and surface mounted lifts. Air-lock, fire protection mods and power requirements will all be supplied by BDP as a turnkey solution for the Client.
COVID 19 PANDEMIC 2020
The BDP Management would like to thank our dedicated team of engineers and support staff for their relentless dedication during these difficult times! Despite many challenges, BDP have been able to remain operational to help keep our country's vital infrastructure running. Our customers have been instrumental in the supply and distribution of pharmaceuticals, PPE, fresh produce and consumer products. Our team have been there to ensure handling systems are operational 24/7. A big Thank You to our colleagues at BDP!
DNATA, CARGO POINT, HEATHROW, NEW 20FT LOWERING WORKSTATION. Apr 2020
Due to dnata's expansion at Heathrow, it has been necessary to re-configure the CP MHS to accommodate new and relocated dnata customers and their operations. The works included the relocation of surface mounted lifts, and the supply of a new 20ft lowering workstation system. (This included the excavation and construction of a 2.5 meter deep pit for the LWS). BDP have also carried out the necessary PLC controls re-configuration to suit the new operation.
KUEHNE & NAGEL, HATTON CROSS, NEW 20FT TRUCK DOCK. Mar 2020
One of K&N's 20ft truck docks has reached the end of it's useful life, and needed replacing. Due to the location of the lift, within a tight enclosure, it was necessary to re-engineer elements of the system to ensure a perfect fit. The new BDP truck dock system has now been installed and is in operation.
KUEHNE & NAGEL, MANCHESTER, NEW 20FT TRUCK DOCK SYSTEM. Feb 2020
Having already been appointed by K&N to provide maintenance support at their Heathrow Perishables Centre, BDP continue to assist K&N in developing their air cargo operations. BDP have supplied a new 20ft truck dock system complete with castor decks and scales.
DHL, DUBLIN NEW ULD STORE. Jan 2020
BDP continue to support DHL, this time having been appointed to supply equipment in Dublin, Ireland. Despite the very 'challenging' weather conditions, the new 'wide-edge-presentation' multi ULD storage facility was installed in just 10 days!
DHL, LANGLEY UK TRUCK DOCK AND CONTROL SYSTEM. Jul 2019
Working with DHL's incumbent maintenance provider, BDP have supplied truck dock system and new controls package to enhance the ULD handling at the Langley site
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, HEATHROW RECONFIGURATION WORKS. Feb 2019 - April 2019
BDP have been appointed to carry out reconfiguration works at WFS Heathrow sites (B551 & B552), to improve operational capabilities. The work involved relocating truck docks and associated equipment, as well as supplying new control systems where required. Once relocated, the equipment was set up to interface with the customer's existing systems.
DHL EXPRESS, KRISTIANSAND NEW SCALE SYSTEM. Dec 2018
After our successful project for DHL in Oslo, the BDP team have returned to Norway. This time to supply new scale equipment and carry out system modifications at DHL's Express facility in Kristiansand. Another successful project with DHL!
KUEHNE & NAGEL, HEATHROW MAINTENANCE. Sep 2018
BDP's maintenance portfolio continues to grow, as K&N select us to support their Heathrow Perishables operation.
DHL EXPRESS, OSLO NEW CASTOR DECK AND TRUCK DOCK. October 2018
BDP were appointed to supply DHL with a new truck dock and castor deck system, to enhance their Oslo operation. We are pleased to announce that this system has now been successfully installed, commissioned and handed over on schedule.
DAVIES TURNER, HEATHROW MAINTENANCE. Aug 2018
BDP are proud to have been selected by Davies Turner to look after their Heathrow handling equipment. We look forward to working together to form a successful relationship
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, GATWICK NEW PLC CONTROLS. October 2018.
Due to new contracts, WFS have identified the need to improve their system throughput and reliability at Gatwick. BDP have been appointed to provide a new state of the art control system with the latest PLCs and HMIs to help future-proof the operation.
DNATA LONDON MAINTENANCE Feb 2018 - Feb 2021
BDP have been supporting dnata at many of their London sites since March 2013. We have, now been awarded a 3-year contract, effective from February 2018. The contract has been extended to include the 3 sites at dnata City and B521b at Heathrow, as well as dnata's Gatwick sites. BDP will to provide 24/7 support for reactive maintenance as well as a full preventative maintenance program.
DNATA GATWICK UNIT 3 RECONFIGURATION. Feb 2018
Having completed the Unit 2b works in record time, BDP were awarded the task of removing and reconfiguring the original system within Unit 3. This includes new control systems for the landside equipment
DNATA GATWICK UNIT 2b POWERED AND CASTOR DECK SYSTEM. Jan 2018
Due to dnata's ever expanding business, they have recently secured Unit 2b at Gatwick Cargo Terminal. BDP were delighted to have been chosen by dnata to supply the warehouse handling system for this facility. This includes landside truck docks, airside dolly feeder lanes and a warehouse caster deck system. The installation has been completed and handed over ahead of schedule!
CONTROL SYSTEM PANEL BUILDING. April - October 2017
It's been a busy summer at Murrell Green where our panel building workshop is now in full swing. In the months between April and October, the BDP team have designed and built bespoke PLC control systems for Schenkers, dnata and P2P. As well as supplying control system hardware, our team have also programmed, installed and commissioned these systems at our customers Heathrow and Gatwick sites.
BAKU CARGO TERMINAL ULD STORAGE. Completed Oct. 2017
The BCT operation in Azerbaijan continues to grow, and BDP continue to provide support for our old friends in Baku! The BDP installations team are returned to site in October to install new storage conveyor decks providing 50 new 20ft positions! The works were completed as scheduled. (more...).
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, HEATHROW VARIOUS WORKS. Completed Sept. 2017
BDP are appointed to carry out further control systems upgrades and integration at buildings 551 & 552. The project includes the supply of new right angle transfer decks, and PLC control systems to link the B552 system to the B551 system. The modifications will provide greater throughput, flexibility and reliability!
IAG CARGO - HEATHROW RELOCATE UTO OPERATION. Completed Mar. 2017
Preparations for the 'New Premia' facility are well under way. BDP's projects team were heavily involved in the supply and implementation of the existing Premia system in 2006. The facility has proved to be very successful for BA/IAG. In fact, so much so that they have outgrown it. BDP's initial involvement with the new project includes the relocation of the 'UTO' which was supplied by us in September 2015. Despite numerous hurdles, BDP relocated, re-commissioned and handed back the UTO system to the operation as planned.
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, HEATHROW LANDSIDE TRANSFER VEHICLE. Completed May 2017
WFS identified a deterioration in the efficiency of their landside speed-lane interface at building 552. The ageing transfer vehicle, used to interface between the lane, and the 2 landside truck docks, was becoming unreliable. With many obsolete parts, WFS decided to replace it. BDP were appointed to supply a new ULD shuttle vehicle, along with new PLC control system to suit.
FEDEX - STANSTED CASTOR DECK SYSTEM - Completed Feb. 2017
BDP are pleased to announce that we have been appointed by FedEx, for our first project with them, to supply a new castor deck system at Stansted. The system will provide an interface between airside dolly traffic and the customer's build-break sortation system.
As previously reported, BDP have been supporting ASC since December 2013, firstly by providing maintenance cover at Sandringham Road. Since then, BDP have successfully upgraded all PLC controls at Sandringham Rd and have supplied a new handling system for Radius Park, whilst simultaneously carrying out an office refit there. We are proud to announce that BDP have further cemented our partnership with ASC having been awarded a two-year systems and facilities support contract covering both sites.
West Point completed June 2016
Cargo Point completed August 2016
Due to dnata's continued success in the UK, BDP were contracted to supply a bespoke new handling system at the West Point facility. This was scheduled for handover on 8th June, but has been completed ahead of schedule. In addition to this, dnata entrusted the Cargo Point system expansion to our team! In parallel with these projects, BDP also supplied and installed new empty ULD storage systems at West Point and dnata City. These projects have all been handed over as scheduled.
BDP have been appointed to supply a new 15ft elevating transfer vehicle at building 549, Heathrow. BDP have also designed, supplied and commissioned a new speed-lane, complete with PLC control system, in order to fully integrate with the existing operation. The ETV replaces the previous unit which is more than 20 years old.
ASC continue to expand their Heathrow operation. BDP are proud to have been appointed to carry out the warehouse and office fit-out at ASC's new premises in Radius Park, Feltham. This includes a new 20ft handling system with truck dock and split-lowering workstation, refrigerated storage, customs inspection and office infrastructure. The building/systems went live in January 2016.
To enable IAG Cargo to load and offload ULDs between road-going ULD carriers at < 1600mm above ground level and dollies at 508mm, BDP have designed a system comprising of 2 x 20ft truck docks (one with interfacing right angle transfer deck for 90° transfer) and a 400m² castor deck. This system will facilitate the distribution of cargo between the Heathrow IAG sites on appropriate transportation at the correct height
WFS identified the need for a new landside/airside link system at B550, in order to service new contracts with IAG Cargo and Singapore Airlines. BDP have supplied new powered roller conveyors, castor decks and right angle transfer decks along with a new PLC control system (designed and built in-house). Working with WFS's incumbent support team, BDP were able to integrate this system with existing equipment with minimal disruption to the operation! Now that this new equipment can interface with the recently upgraded (by BDP) elevating transfer vehicle, the Customer and their respective Clients are already benefiting from increased throughput and reliability.
Due to obsolescence, ASC's Heathrow operation was exposed, and reliability under threat. Using our trademark controlled approach to upgrades, BDP have systematically upgraded each element of the handling system's PLC controls. Care was taken to minimise the disruption to the operation throughout these works. The facility now benefits from upgraded PLC controls for the powered conveyor lane, the airside truck dock systems, warehouse systems and elevating transfer vehicle. The improvement in throughput and reliability is already evident!
Due to new handling contracts WFS realised that their aging elevating transfer vehicle system was in need of an upgrade. BDP were appointed to carry out a full control system upgrade to their Export ETV. This was done to eliminate obsolete components, and improve reliability. The project presented many challenges, both technically and operationally. This project has been successfully completed and handed over. The improved reliability has helped enable the Client to service the demands of their new contracts.
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES B552 WORKSTATION, HEATHROW - Completed Nov. 2014
In order to assist in rectifying H&S issues in a safe and timely fashion, BDP have successfully carried out a PLC control system replacement and software upgrade on landside equipment at B552. Due to careful off-site planning and preparation, BDP were able to carry out the site works in under 36 hours. Thus minimising operational exposure and downtime.
Due to ever changing demands, IAG Cargo have contracted BDP to design and supply a new Low-level (208mm high) castor decking area, complete with 3 build/break spurs and integrated 10ft weigh-scale. The challenge was to provide a solution to the Customer's requirement to have this low level system interfacing with their existing system, operating at a height of 508mm. HOWEVER there was to be no possibility to construct a pit, which would have been required for traditional lifting systems. BDP, therefore, provided a surface mounted lift, capable of lifting 10ft pallets (up to 6,800KG) from 208mm to 508mm. This hydraulic ULD lift system allows easy interfacing with original (508mm high) system, WITHOUT the need for expensive pit construction!
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES, SCYLLA ROAD, HEATHROW - Completed Sep.
BDP have designed and supplied a new castor deck system for the new WFS facility at Scylla Road. Due to system reconfigurations, BDP have also been drafted in to provide control system expertise in order to integrate with the Client's existing system.
DNATA HANDLING EQUIPMENT, GLASGOW - Completed March 2014
BDP design and supply Mantar Engineering with a bespoke castor deck-based handling system for dnata's new refrigerated facility in Glasgow.
DNATA SLAVE PALLET SUPPLY UK - Completed March 2014
dnata choose BDP to supply new slave pallets. The slave pallets, of various designs, are to be used at various dnata sites throughout the UK.
IAG CONSTANT CLIMATE CENTRE, HEATHROW - Completed Sep. 2013
BDP, as Principle Contractor, supply New Constant Climate Centre at Heathrow. The Center has been designed to handle all passive and active constant climate goods. It can handle up to 28 x 10ft pallets or 56 AKE ULDs at any one time. Please take a look at the video on our home page. (more...)
ASC MAINTENANCE SUPPORT, HEATHROW - Dec. 2013
BDP have been appointed by ASC Cargo Handling at Heathrow, to support and maintain their UK systems and operation. The handling system consists of a number of elements including a 10ft landside conveyor lane, airside truck dock systems, warehouse workstations and a 10ft ETV system.
DNATA MAINTENANCE SUPPORT, HEATHROW - March 2013
BDP appointed to look after Systems and Facilities at Heathrow. BDP provide both systems and facilities support at a number of Heathrow facilities. These facilities include a variety of equipment, old and new. (more...)
BAKU CARGO TERMINAL #2 - Completed May 2013
BDP design and supply turnkey solution for BCT's newest facility in Baku, Azerbaijan. The project included two 20ft, 3-level elevating transfer vehicles serving a new 3-level storage system, and interfacing with freezer rooms built in to the storage system. The system also provides airside interfaces, and 20ft split-lowering workstations. The scope included the supply, installation and commissioning of the bespoke control system. (more...)
BAKU CARGO TERMINAL #1 -Completed April 2012
BDP selected to upgrade of the original Baku Cargo Terminal, in Azerbaijan. This facility was bursting at the seams with it's single-level storage and retrieval system. BDP were able to supply, install and integrate to new 20ft elevating transfer vehicles, along with the 2 new levels of storage WITHOUT interrupting the Client's operation! (more...)