KONE wins order for One Central, one of Dubai’s latest carbon-neutral mixed-use development


kone-wins-order-for-one-centralKONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order for 32 elevators and 4 escalators to be installed in the three buildings of a mixed-use building complex under construction in Dubai’s central business district in the United Arab Emirates.

Built on 1,040,000 square meters of land, One Central includes nearly 300,000 m2 of Grade A1 offices and retail space together with five, four and three star hotels, serviced apartments and a club and lofts tower. The office buildings are designed to be of the highest environmental standards and they are targeting LEED Platinum status.

Twenty two KONE MiniSpace™ elevators and ten KONE MonoSpace® elevators will enable smooth people flow in all of the twelve towers, which range in height from 12 meters to 88 meters. The KONE E-Link remote monitoring system will provide real-time information on equipment status and performance.

“The number of ‘green or carbon-neutral’ buildings across the Middle East and North Africa region is on the rise,” says Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We’re excited to be part of this development with our energy-efficient solutions.”

Central One is expected to be completed in 2017. The developer of the project, which was contracted by Al Futtaim Carillion LLC, is Dubai World Trade Center. The project architect is Hopkins Architects.

The order was booked in the second quarter of 2016.

About KONE:

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 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.