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KONE received a major order to supply and install KONE EcoSystem MR™ elevators, KONE ECO3000® transit escalators and KONE autowalks for the new Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, USA. Once installed, the KONE solutions will be an integral part of McCarran’s facility plans that enable safe and efficient handling of massive people flows of over 50 million passengers per year. The value of the deal is approximately EUR 32 million.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this expansion for the McCarran International Airport. The tremendous growth in the Las Vegas Metropolitan over the past decades in terms of population, but also as a leisure destination, has increased the importance of efficient infrastructure. McCarran Airport will continue to play a leading role in the community’s amazing ability to manage this influx of people,” says Vance Tang, KONE EVP and Area Director for the Americas. “We are proud to have the opportunity to further strengthen our partnership with McCarran by contributing to the creation of a world class airport facility with KONE’s innovative People Flow™ solutions, which enable passengers to move quickly and smoothly at all times.”
The airport expansion will include a new terminal building with an elevated roadway structure fronting the facility, over-roadway pedestrian bridges, people-moving Automated Transit System (ATS) and an aircraft ramp.
The installation of KONE’s solutions is expected to start in the fall of 2009 and is estimated to be completed by December 2011. With KONE’s industry leading Eco-efficient™ products and services, McCarran will receive the benefit from lowered energy consumption, reduced construction material needs and improved operating efficiency.
KONE’s objective is to offer the best people flow experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides its customers with industry-leading elevators, escalators and innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance, and is one of the global leaders in its industry. In 2007, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.1 billion and over 32,500 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki in Finland.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications,
tel. +358 (0)204 75 4775 or +358 50 674 11