Daily press, 2011-10-12, 11:00 AM
Major orders for ThyssenKrupp Elevator in France
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has won a contract to supply seven TWIN elevators with a total of 14 cabs for the new Tour D2 office building in Paris. These will be the first TWINs in France and a further milestone in the global growth of the system supplied exclusively by ThyssenKrupp Elevator. While the upper TWIN cabs will travel through the 182 meter tall building at up to five meters per second, the lower cabs will reach speeds of up to four meters per second. The key advantage of the system: The use of two elevator cabs one above the other in a single shaft maximizes capacity in the minimum amount of space. A destination selection control system optimizes passenger flows and shortens travel and waiting times. Passengers select their destination via a touch screen prior to entering the cab – a central computer processes all incoming data and assigns the fastest cab. The 40-story Tour D2 will also feature nine conventional elevators and two escalators. The first offices are expected to be occupied in 2014.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator will also install a total of 26 elevators in the 205 meter Tour Majunga, which is located – like Tour D2 – in the modern Parisian business district of La Défense. A technical highlight of the 48-story office tower will be the 16 high-speed elevators. These systems can transport passengers to their destinations at speeds of up to six meters per second. Passengers in the Tour Majunga will also be able to enjoy the advantages of an intelligent destination selection control system. Also this new building is expected to be complete by 2014.
The use of regenerative drives and state-of-the-art control technology will sustainably improve the efficiency of the elevators in Tour D2 and Tour Majunga. ThyssenKrupp Elevator is thus making an important contribution to meeting the high environmental standards pursued by the architects and owners of the two buildings. Cab acceleration and speed of travel are adjusted during operation to save electricity – the energy generated when braking is fed into the in-house power networks. This results in substantial energy savings compared with conventional drives.