KONE high-rise rope innovation is installed in Beijing’s tallest building

KONE high-rise rope innovation is installed in Beijing’s tallest building

Oct 19, 2016
Energy & resource efficiency
Smart transport & logistics

Beijing’s tallest building-to-be will use KONE Corporation’s industry-changing high-rise rope innovation KONE UltraRope® to hoist its elevators. Located in Beijing's Central Business District, the 108-story China Zun will reach a height of 528 meters.

KONE UltraRope® is used also in the world's tallest building in Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia. The super-light KONE UltraRope technology provides unrivalled elevator eco-efficiency, reliability and durability, while also improving elevator performance. It eliminates the disadvantages of existing steel ropes and enables elevator travel heights up to 1,000 meters.

KONE will provide China Zun with the latest high-rise solutions available in the industry. The mixed-use skyscraper is currently being assembled with the help of KONE JumpLift(TM) construction-time elevator.

The KONE JumpLift is a self-climbing elevator that uses the building's hoist-ways while under construction, following the formwork as the building grows higher. The solution provides faster, safer, and more reliable elevator service during construction. JumpLift improves people and material flow efficiency by up to 20%, and can consequently shorten overall construction schedules which means a quicker return on investment.

"KONE JumpLift is currently the leading technology in the world that can solve the vertical transportation capacity problems on a super high-rise construction site," says Wang Wuren, Deputy Chairman and General Manager of CITIC Heye Investment Co., Ltd. "At construction peak time, we employ over 4,000 workers on the site. Construction-time elevators shorten the waiting time from more than one hour to about ten minutes per person, per day. With this advanced equipment, that means a saving of more than a million working hours during the project."

"KONE's UltraRope has captured the industry's attention globally by enabling greater height and greater energy and material efficiencies, and we're excited to introduce this solution to a Chinese customer for the first time," says William B. Johnson, KONE Executive Vice President for Greater China. 

All in all, China Zun will be equipped with 142 KONE elevators and escalators when completed in 2018.

Recently Forbes ranked KONE among the world's top 100 most innovative companies.  

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Source: KONE

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