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KONE wins elevator and escalator order for luxury Norwegian Cruise Line ship

KONE wins elevator and escalator order for luxury Norwegian Cruise Line ship

Feb 16, 2016
Energy & resource efficiency
Smart transport & logistics

KONE has signed a contract for the supply of energy efficient elevators and escalators with the German shipyard Meyer Werft.

The contract concerns the supply of vertical transportation solutions for a luxury cruise ship to be built for Norwegian Cruise Line. The yet unnamed Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship, which will carry over 4,000 passengers upon its delivery in 2018, will be built at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

KONE will design, supply and install altogether 32 elevators and two escalators tailored for passenger and service use. The elevator technology will be based on the energy-efficient KONE MonoSpace® and KONE MiniSpace(TM) solutions.

"We are happy to work once again in partnership with the Meyer Werft group and Norwegian Cruise Line on this new and exciting project," says Ari Winter, Head of Marine Business at KONE.

"The importance of moving people efficiently on a cruise ship cannot be overstated and we are looking forward to providing our people flow expertise and solutions for another great marine project."

Norwegian Cruise Line, based in Miami, is one of three major global cruise vacation companies and has a 48-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. The Papenburg-based Meyer Werft, founded in 1795, has been owned by seven generations of the Meyer family. Today, Meyer Werft is one of the leading shipyards in the cruise ship building segment and has developed one of the most modern production premises in the shipbuilding industry.

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