CHICAGO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - KONE received a major order to supply and
install KONE EcoSystem MR(TM) elevators, KONE ECO3000(R) transit escalators
and KONE autowalks for the new Terminal 3 at McCarran International Airport in
Las Vegas, USA. Once installed, the KONE solutions will be an integral part of
McCarran's facility plans that enable safe and efficient handling of massive
people flows of over 50 million passengers per year. The value of the deal is
approximately EUR 32 million.
"We are thrilled to be a part of this expansion for the McCarran
International Airport. The tremendous growth in the Las Vegas Metropolitan
over the past decades in terms of population, but also as a leisure
destination, has increased the importance of efficient infrastructure.
McCarran Airport will continue to play a leading role in the community's
amazing ability to manage this influx of people," says Vance Tang, KONE EVP
and Area Director for the Americas. "We are proud to have the opportunity to
further strengthen our partnership with McCarran by contributing to the
creation of a world class airport facility with KONE's innovative People
Flow(TM) solutions, which enable passengers to move quickly and smoothly at
The airport expansion will include a new terminal building with an
elevated roadway structure fronting the facility, over-roadway pedestrian
bridges, people-moving Automated Transit System (ATS) and an aircraft ramp.
The installation of KONE's solutions is expected to start in the fall of
2009 and is estimated to be completed by December 2011. With KONE's industry
leading Eco-efficient(TM) products and services, McCarran will receive the
benefit from lowered energy consumption, reduced construction material needs
and improved operating efficiency.
KONE's objective is to offer the best people flow experience by
developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly,
safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly
urbanizing environment. KONE provides its customers with industry-leading
elevators, escalators and innovative solutions for modernization and
maintenance, and is one of the global leaders in its industry. In 2007, KONE
had annual net sales of EUR 4.1 billion and over 32,500 employees. KONE class
B shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki in Finland.
For further information:
For further information: Anne Korkiakoski, Executive Vice President,
Marketing & Communications, tel. +358-204-75-4775 or +358-50-674-11,