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KONE Delivers Middle East’s First Double-deck Elevators to Capital Plaza in Abu Dhabi

Press Release Published 13/04/2007

KONE has won a major order to deliver all elevators and escalators to Capital Plaza in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The order includes 30 elevators and six escalators. Installation of the devices will start at the end of 2007 and is scheduled for completion during the second half of 2009.

Capital Plaza is a 5-tower multi-purpose center covering high-quality residential, hotel and office space. The tallest of the five towers will hold 45 floors and reach up to 156 meters.

Four of the delivered units will be KONE double-deck elevators, which will be installed in the office tower. The double-deck elevators will be equipped with a destination control, and are the first of its kind installed in the entire Middle East area. The elevators will travel at a speed of 6 m/s.

“We are very pleased with our long-term cooperation with the Arabian Construction Company (ACC). This project represents the re-opening of Abu Dhabi market, which is expected to follow the succesful development of Dubai,” comments Eric Maziol, Area Director for West and South Europe, KONE. “We are looking forward to the challenging high-rise market in the Middle East, which requires us to create more and more advanced solutions for people flow management.”

The double-deck elevators consist of two elevator cars on top of each other in the same hoist-way, thus enabling more efficient use of the building core space. The destination control optimizes the traveling time by directing passengers to specific elevator.

Sender:

KONE Corporation

Eric Maziol
Area Director, West and South Europe

Minna Mars
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications & IR