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Kone: big win

Kone: big win



Kone wins big Riyadh Metro project contract

April 2017

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won a major order to supply 418 elevators and escalators for the Line 3 of Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia.

The Line 3 is the longest of the six lines in the project stretching along 41km and spread across 22 stations. As per the contract awarded by Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), Kone will supply 262 Kone escalators and 156 elevators of which 96 will be scenic. The solutions will be equipped with Kone E-Link monitoring systems, it stated.

On the contract win, Pierre Liautaud, the executive VP for Kone South Europe and Middle East and Africa (MEA), said: “We are extremely proud to be partnering on this project and help fulfill the demands of the growing commuter base.”

The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2016.

“Riyadh is at the center of fast-paced infrastructure developments with the city’s metro being one of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects,” stated Liautaud. The line is expected to be operational by the end of 2020, he added.

 




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