Thursday, June 11, 2009

Kone wins lift contract on Dubai twisted tower

Kone has won an order to supply eight customized high-rise lifts for the new Infinity Tower in Dubai.

Kone wins lift contract on Dubai twisted tower

Three of the lifts will travel at a speed of 8 m/s across a maximum travel of 271 metres. The installation of the equipment will start in 2010 and is estimated to be completed in 2011.

With 330 metres and 75 floors, the Infinity Tower will be the highest twisting building in the world. It will be located in the Dubai Marina and will provide unobstructed views over the surrounding  Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf.

Due to the challenging profile of the building, the lift shafts take an unconventional circular shape, which required Kone to use its expertise in designing customized solutions to serve the people flow needs of the tower.

In addition, Kone's pioneering EcoDisc hoisting machine helped to solve the requirements of the high vertical travel combined with limited space for machine rooms.