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KONE has been awarded an order to supply 40 elevators, 18 escalators and 12 autowalks to the satellite building T2B of Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2. Once the project is completed, these KONE solutions will aid the smooth and efficient flow of an estimated 20 million passengers per year in the terminals.
Altogether, KONE will install a total of 34 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, six KONE Motala™ platform elevators, which will improve accessibility for people with impaired mobility. The order also includes 8 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 light duty escalators plus 10 KONE TransitMaster™ 140 heavy duty escalators. In addition to this are 12 autowalks, which will also contribute to simpler and smoother passenger journeys in the satellite building.
The KONE MonoSpace® elevators come equipped with energy efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machines and regenerative drives. This will help the terminal in significantly improving its carbon efficiency.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by Balfour Beatty to collaborate on another project at Heathrow. We are proud to contribute to smooth People Flow™ at one of the world’s busiest airports with our innovative and energy-efficient solutions,” says Michael Williams, Managing Director of KONE UK.
KONE has worked at Heathrow, which is operated by BAA, for more than a decade and has recently delivered a successful handover at T5C, the second satellite building at Terminal 5. The new Terminal 2B will open to passengers in 2014.
The order was booked in Q2 of 2011.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775
Michael Williams, Managing Director, KONE UK, tel. +44 8707748211
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.