KONE ropes in contracts in China and Australia
Finnish elevator and escalator giant KONE is involved, on a number of levels, in supplying two skyscraper projects in the central business districts of Beijing and Melbourne.
In China, KONE is providing Beijing’s tallest-to-be building China Zun with high-rise solutions during and after construction. The 108-storey mix-use skyscraper is being assembled using KONE’s JumpLift construction-time elevator that will save more than a million working hours during the project, according to a release from KONE.
Once completed, China Zun will be 528-metre tall and equipped with 142 KONE elevators and escalators. The elevators will be hoisted using KONE’s UltraRope high-rise rope technology that enables elevator travel heights of up to 1 000 metres.
Meanwhile in Australia, KONE will equip the Olderfleet development in Melbourne with 21 elevators and four escalators. KONE’s JumpLift solution is also being deployed during the construction of the 158-metre future office building, and a number of elevators will be fitted with KONE’s UltraRope technology.