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Daily press, 2012-05-24, 07:46 AM

ThyssenKrupp Elevator wins mega project in Middle East: 143 units for Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping center

ThyssenKrupp Elevator has won a contract to supply and install a total of 95 elevators, 38 escalators and ten moving walks for the “Yas Mall” project in Abu Dhabi, a 235,000 square meter shopping and leisure complex that will feature over 450 shops and restaurants, a 14 screen multiplex cinema as well as various entertainment facilities for children and adults. Boasting around 10,000 parking spaces, the Yas Mall will be Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping center and the second-biggest in the United Arab Emirates. Completion of the complex, being built in the direct vicinity of the Formula 1 circuit and the new “Ferrari World” theme park, is scheduled for the end of 2013.

The 143 ThyssenKrupp Elevator units will be fitted with the latest technology to control and guide visitor flows through the building. The 95 machine-room-less elevators – some of them panoramic – will ensure very high reliability and availability. They will each be powered by a gearless drive machine, located at the top of the shaft, featuring compact dimensions, high efficiency and low maintenance requirements. The interiors of the passenger elevators are tastefully designed: Clear or back-painted glass and stainless steel paneling in combination with energy-efficient LED lighting will provide a fitting ambience as passengers travel to the various floors.

Passenger transportation in the new shopping center will be made even more flexible by the similarly styled escalators and moving walks, taking passengers to their destinations comfortably and without waiting times. One particularly efficient feature is that the units will stop when not in use, reducing energy consumption in standby mode to a minimum. Escalators, moving walks and all elevators will be remote-monitored by a central monitoring system. Permanent analysis of operating data will ensure accurate diagnoses, optimize service call-outs and eliminate unnecessary trips.