SKF to supply advanced solutions to the Las Vegas High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel

  SKF to supply advanced solutions to the Las Vegas High Roller, the world’s
  tallest observation wheel

Business Wire

GÖTEBORG, Sweden -- November 20, 2012

SKF has been awarded a contract by American Bridge Company to supply advanced
technological solutions for the main hub for Caesars Entertainment
Corporation’s Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel. The 550-foot-tall wheel
will be equipped with two SKF spherical roller bearings that are the largest
ever produced at the SKF manufacturing facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, along
with related technologies within SKF’s platforms of seals, lubrication, and
consulting services.

“We are really proud to supply the High Roller because it represents some of
the largest bearings we have produced and shows the broad range of challenges
that SKF knowledge engineering can solve,” says Tom Johnstone, SKF President
and CEO. “By combining our technical knowledge across our platforms with the
extensive experience from many specialized industries we are able to provide a
solution for this fantastic project.”

The two custom-designed SKF spherical roller bearings (one within each side)
weigh approximately 8,800 kg with a 2,300mm outer diameter, 1,600mm inner
diameter, and a width of 630mm. Each of the wheel’s 28 cabins revolves
independently and will accommodate up to 40 people. The Las Vegas High Roller
is the centerpiece of The LINQ, a planned $550 million, open-air retail,
dining, and entertainment district situated between Imperial Palace and
Flamingo Las Vegas.

“The Las Vegas High Roller is a complicated engineering feat,” said David
Codiga, executive project director of The LINQ. “Only a handful of
manufacturers in the world are capable of supplying products of this scale and
complexity, and we are pleased to have SKF on our team to create the world's
largest and most dynamic observation wheel.”

The Las Vegas High Roller is the latest big-wheel project using SKF expertise
within large bearing solutions. The Navy Pier® Ferris wheel in Chicago
includes two SKF spherical roller bearings; the Liseberg Wheel in Gothenburg,
Sweden spins on SKF Explorer bearings and SKF bearings can also be found in
the London Eye.

Gothenburg, 20 November, 2012

Aktiebolaget SKF (publ)

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