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KONE Corporation, press release, September 16, 2021
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 70 KONE escalators and 13 KONE elevators for the western section of Beijing's new Metro Line 11.
The 4.2-kilometer-long western section of Line 11, also known as "Winter Olympic Branch Line", will connect five major areas of Shougang North District through four stations and provide transfer to two major metro lines. The new line will serve large-scale passenger flow during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games and facilitate the traffic flow of other major events in the future.
KONE's delivery includes 70 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators, 12 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and one KONE TranSys™ freight elevator. In addition, the contract includes two years of standard maintenance.
"Beijing Metro Line 11 will be an important part of the Beijing subway system supporting the development of Shougang North District and will help make passengers' journeys smoother, safer and easier. We are delighted to continue our strong role in the development of Beijing's subway system and bring our solutions and experience to significant projects like this," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President, KONE Greater China.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 and it is being developed by Beijing Urban Rail Construction Management Co. Ltd. The main architect is Tianjin China Railway Electrification Survey Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd.
KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2021.
For further information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Head of Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
June 17, 2021: KONE to equip Luoyang Metro Line 2 in China
December 15, 2020: KONE to equip Beijing Metro Line 12 in China
November 12, 2020: Another metro line win for KONE in China
May 28, 2020: KONE to equip Beijing's Metro Line 17 in China
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2020, KONE had annual sales of EUR 9.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.