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KONE wins an order for WTC Doha Tower in Qatar

Press Release Published 24/01/2011

KONE has won an order to supply 26 elevators and 18 escalators to the new World Trade Center tower in Doha, Qatar. The order includes 18 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators with the KONE Polaris™ hybrid destination control system, which will optimize People Flow™ and ensure short wait times for the people moving around WTC Doha. The luxurious commercial tower will also include 2 KONE MonoSpace® scenic elevators, 2 KONE MonoSpace elevators as well as 18 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators.


Designed by MZ & Partners and developed by Qatar General Insurance Company; the 243-meter high tower is located in the main business area along the seafront on Doha’s Corniche. The main contractor is the well-established Arabtec Construction Company.

"We are delighted to have our innovative solutions including the hybrid destination control system in this prestigious project,” says Eric Maziol, EVP and Area Director for KONE West and South Europe and the Middle East. “The WTC Doha Tower development in Qatar will be a unique landmark where we are confident to share a variety of KONE’s best People Flow solutions. We are also very proud to be once again associated with MZ & Partners and Arabtec. We look forward to the joint collaboration on this very impressive project.”

The high-rise tower is estimated to be completed in 2013.

The order was booked in Q4 of 2010.

For further information, please contact:

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

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 2009, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.7 billion and approximately 34,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland. .

www.kone.com