Orders for Saudi Arabia and Moscow, and an office in India
Eight Saudi Projects
KONE has announced winning an order to supply 153 elevators in eight different projects commissioned by Alargan Projects in Saudi Arabia. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2016 and includes projects in Dammam, Yanbu, Riyadh and Al Jubail. Among them are Al Suhool Strip Mall, Al Rehab Strip Mall, Green Oasis Residential Buildings and Murooj apartments. Andrew Brosnan, portfolio manager at Alargan Projects, said the projects will lead to the development of many residential and commercial units in the Saudi Arabian market.
Order for Final Two Moscow City Skyscrapers
KONE has been hired to provide the vertical transportation for Neva Towers (ELEVATOR WORLD, February 2017), the final two towers for Moscow’s international business center, Moscow City. Built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, the mixed-use towers will stand 289 and 337 m tall, and be outfitted with 33 8-mps MiniSpace® and 18 MonoSpace® elevators linked to KONE’s destination-control system. Designed by HOK, FXFOWLE and SPEECH of Russia, the structures will house approximately 4,000 people. Renaissance Development is behind the project, expected to be complete in 2020.
New Office in India
KONE has opened a larger office at Nagpur in India. Inaugurated by Amit Gossain, managing director, KONE India, the investment is intended to enhance the service level to existing customers and prepare the company for approaching growth. “Maharashtra is a very important market for us, and this inauguration is in accordance with our strategy to boost our customer reach deeper and ensure a stronger customer connect in western India,” Gossain commented.
New Kuala Lumpur Landmark in the Works
A quartet of mixed-use skyscrapers ranging from 62-92 stories is planned on the 15-acre site known as Plaza Rakyat in Kuala Lumpur, The EdgeTM reported. The development team consists of Profit Consortium, Pavillion Treasures Land and Development and Gabungan Tiasa, all of Malaysia. Slated for completion in 2022, the development is set to include a new 1.35-million-sq.-ft. central business district, a 200,000-sq.-ft. upscale hotel, a 150,000-sq.-ft. budget hotel and more than 3,800 serviced apartments. Pavillion Treasures’ parent company Debao Property Development stated the structures “will become the next most significant landmark in Kuala Lumpur after the Petronas Twin Towers.”