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KONE to improve People Flow experience at Muscat International Airport in Oman

Press Release Published 21/09/2011

KONE has won an order to supply 122 elevators, 60 escalators, and 39 autowalks to the redevelopment of Muscat International Airport’s passenger terminal in Oman. The order includes 70 prestigious KONE MonoSpace® and 52 KONE TranSys™ elevators, as well as 60 KONE TravelMaster™ escalators and 39 KONE TransitMaster™ autowalks. Altogether this equipment will enhance the People Flow™ experience and ensure smooth and efficient travel for up to 12 million passengers annually at the Muscat International Airport.


Designed by COWI-Larsen Joint Venture and developed by the Ministry of Transport & Communication, Civil Aviations Affairs, Sultanate of Oman; the major expansion of the airport is considered as the most valuable infrastructure project in Oman’s history. Bechtel-ENKA-BEC (BEB) Consortium is the design development and build contractor and the project manager is ADPI.

"The terminal expansion will make the Muscat International Airport one of the most important transportation hubs in the Middle East region. After the successful installation in the expansion of the existing airport, we are delighted to have our innovative People Flow solutions in this prestigious large-scale infrastructure project in Oman,” says Pierre Liautaud, EVP and Area Director for KONE West and South Europe and the Middle East. “We are very proud to be associated with Bechtel-ENKA BEC, COWI-Larsen and ADPI, and we look forward to the joint collaboration on this very impressive project,” Liautaud concludes.

The order was booked in Q3 of 2011. The airport is planned to be completed in 2014.

For further information, please contact:

Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775

Samer Halabi, Regional Managing Director, KONE Middle East, tel. +97142221393

About KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company’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. In 2010, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5 billion and approximately 33,800 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.

www.kone.com