Daily press, 2018-12-19, 10:00 AM
thyssenkrupp equips iconic United Tower in Bahrain with Elevators and Escalators
- Bahrain’s 200-meter United Tower with a twisted shape sets new standards in design
- thyssenkrupp Elevator delivers 16 elevators and two escalators for most comfortable, efficient, and secure in-house mobility
- The “twistscraper” is thyssenkrupp’s biggest ever order in Bahrain and the latest example of its engagement on the Arabian Peninsula
The builders of the spectacular United Tower in Bahrain have completed the installation of 16 elevators and two escalators in the country’s sixth tallest building. With its unique twisted shape, the United Tower is conceived as a building with multiple uses – a vertical spiral city where people live, work, and relax. The particular characteristic of the United Tower is a 360-degree unobstructed view of Manama.
The United Tower is located in Bahrain Bay on the north-eastern shore of Bahrain’s capital city Manama in a mixed neighborhood of residential, commercial and retail spaces. The tower’s developers intended to create an architecturally striking sculpture incorporating retail, offices, a hotel, and several restaurants. Moreover, it’s an emblem of tomorrow’s urban life: a city within a city.
“thyssenkrupp Elevator is a global player, but also focused on special customer requirements, and we are very proud to have been selected to contribute to this unique project. The United Tower in Bahrain is an architectural icon and a potential preview of how urban lifestyle will look like in the future. We are firmly established in the Middle East region and the preferred partner especially for infrastructure projects,” says Peter Walker, recently appointed CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator.
Such a futuristic approach requires adequate mobility solutions that match the building’s characteristic appeal. thyssenkrupp Elevator delivered elevators and escalators for an unparalleled transportation experience with quality and innovation playing a crucial role in every detail. The comfortable and efficient elevators are capable of a maximum speed up to 3.5 m/s.
The elevators and escalators for the United Tower are the biggest ever order for thyssenkrupp Elevator in Bahrain.
The United Tower is an excellent example of how communities live in the 21st century. The new urban lifestyle will create countless choices for 24-hour downtown destinations through combining multiple components in a truly unique concept.
Besides an inspiring and modern 26,000 sqm commercial office space, the hotel giant Wyndham Hotel Group opens Wyndham Grand Manama in Bahrain Bay's iconic tower, offering 263 guest rooms and facilities with large floor-to-ceiling windows that occupy a 900 sqm ball room on the buildings’ top floor with an impressive sea view. The hotel occupies 19 floors of the United Tower.
thyssenkrupp Elevator has been actively present in the Middle East for 25 years and partners with some of the most prestigious clients. As preferred partner for ambitious projects, thyssenkrupp Elevator ensures mobility for passengers at Dubai, Doha, Cairo, Riyadh, and Madinah airports as well as for the metro systems of Cairo, Riyadh, and Doha.
Moreover, there are TWIN elevators operating at Latifah Tower in Dubai, CMA Tower in Riyadh, United Tower in Jeddah, the State Audit Bureau Towers in Doha, and NBK Headquarters in Kuwait.
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thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €7.6 billion in fiscal 2017/2018 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a technology group with traditional strengths in materials. Over 160,000 employees in 78 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2017/2018 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €42.7 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.