KONE Oyj : KONE wins super high-rise order in Chongqing, China
KONE Corporation, press release, March 12, 2013
KONE has won an order for 94 elevators and 36 escalators to be installed in
the super high-rise tower, two lower towers and podium of the Chongqing
International Trade and Commerce Center under construction in Chongqing,
Southwest China. The deal includes seven KONE DoubleDeck elevators, 64 KONE
MiniSpace(TM) elevators, 23 KONE S MonoSpace® elevators, 36 KONE TravelMaster®
escalators, and the KONE E-Link remote monitoring system.
Once completed, the Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Center's
tallest tower will rise to a height of 468 meters and stand on the banks of
the Jialing River like a gigantic unfolding sail. The 105-story tower will be
home to the world's highest-traveling KONE elevator to date - a KONE MiniSpace
that will travel to a height of 452 meters.
"We are very excited that this super high-rise tower in Chongqing will house a
KONE elevator that can transport people 98 stories in one continuous journey -
the highest-traveling KONE elevator to date! We have worked closely with the
customer to ensure the best possible and ecologically most sound People Flow®
solutions for this landmark project in this rapidly urbanizing city," said
William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China.
In addition to the super high-rise tower, which includes premium offices and a
five-star hotel, the Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Center
includes a 47-story office building, a 39-story luxury serviced apartment
building and a shopping mall podium. The total floor space of the buildings
will exceed 680,000 square meters, and construction is expected to be
completed in April 2017.
KONE's eco-efficient solutions were a key consideration for the project as the
Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Center is aiming for Gold-level
LEED certification. The LEED framework is intended to provide a framework for
identifying and implementing practical and measurable solutions for green
building design, construction, operations and maintenance.
Tha main contractor of the project is Chongqing Shui On Tiandi Property
Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Shui On Land. The
architects of the project are P&T, ARUP, KPF, and Benwood.
The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358
204 75 4775
Previous press releases on KONE'sorders are available at www.kone.com/press
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 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR
6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.
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