Infrastructure projects generate work for OEMs.
thyssenkrupp’s Largest Airport Contract for Istanbul Grand
thyssenkrupp Elevator announced in October 2018 it completed its largest-ever airport contract for the new Istanbul Grand Airport, delivering more than 140 passenger boarding bridges and four elevators in just 27 months. The technology will help provide a “seamless boarding experience” to approximately 200 million people each year in Turkey’s largest infrastructure investment to date. When complete, Istanbul Grand Airport will have six runways and be the world’s largest airport. Phase one opened in October 2018 with two runways and a terminal that can accommodate 90 million people per year. The project posed a number of challenges, including a 50-km2 construction site across which 33,000 workers were operating.
Hyundai Elevator Wins Izmir Hospital Project
Hyundai Elevator Turkey has been contracted for a general hospital project from GAMA and TURKELER. The company will install 114 elevators and 20 escalators at the Izmir Bayrakli Entegre Saglik Kampus in Izmir. GAMA is a major Turkish engineering firm, and TURKELER is a large construction company with close ties to the Turkish government. Installation is to be complete in January 2020.
EHC Global Opens New Spain Facility to Accommodate Growth
EHC Global has opened a three-story facility in the La Negrilla District of Seville, Spain, to accommodate growth of its Spain & Portugal operations. The space houses sales, project management, customer service and administrative personnel. It provides additional space and production capacity for escalator handrail preparation and splicing and Tractel® lift-equipment servicing, as well as escalator assembly and storage space. Additional warehousing and distribution space accommodates a wide range of escalator components, including steps, safety brushes, rollers and step chains for the modernization and replacement markets. “We have seen a continued growth in demand for replacement escalator components and specialized services,” General Manager Spain & Portugal Míguel Chias Gonzáles-Blanch said.