KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 72 elevators and escalators for Contract E3 of the MRT Orange Line (East Section) project in the Bangkok metro in Thailand.
In total, the MRT Orange Line will be 39.8 kilometers in length and travel between Taling Chang and Min Buri through 28 stations, 21 of which will be underground. Currently, the Bangkok metro has five lines in service and in the future, the subway system is expected to have altogether 10 lines.
To help smooth the flow of passengers along the Bangkok metro, KONE will equip three stations from Yaek Lam Sali station to Khlong Ban Ma station as well as three intervention shafts with 17 KONE S MonoSpace(R) elevators and 55 KONE TransitMaster(TM) 120 escalators. In addition, the contract includes KONE E-Link(TM) equipment monitoring system.
"We are very happy to have a role in developing the infrastructure in Bangkok. Our solutions and expertise will help improve the flow of urban life in the Thai capital, one of the most populous cities in the world," said Axel Berkling, Executive Vice President for KONE Asia Pacific.
"Thailand is an important business market for KONE and we are committed to the smooth and safe movement of people in the country. We see potential in transit-oriented urban development here and want to be a critical part of Thailand’s growth journey to becoming a value-based smart economy, " said Anthony Tan, Managing Director, Thailand, KONE Corporation.
The owner of the MRT Orange Line (East Section) is Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) and the main contractor of Contract E3 is Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD).
KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2020.
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(R), we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2019, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10 billion, and at the end of the year approximately 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.