Strong Hitachi and KONE presence manifests in large contracts.
Bids to Provide 250 Elevators for Nine Projects Won
Hitachi Elevator (China) has won bids to provide 250 elevators and related services for nine projects with the Shum Yip Group, Hitachi announced in November 2020. Shum Yip, wholly owned by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, is a large enterprise group that focuses on real estate development, operation services, infrastructure construction and emerging industry investment. It is currently developing, operating and managing 47 industrial parks throughout China. Hitachi, which has collaborated with Shum Yip on previous projects, will provide elevators for the Shenzhen Comprehensive Particle Facility Research Institute; Shenzhen Shum Yip Taifu Kechuang Plaza; Shenzhen Shum Yip Century Valley Garden; Shenzhen Shum Yip Xinhongcheng District Urban Renewal Project; Changsha Shum Yip Group Shum Yip Center; Changsha Shum Yip Group Shahe City; Dongguan Shum Yip Songshan Lake Yuncheng Garden; Nanjing Shum Yip Riverside Project Phase III; and Nanjing Shum Yip G77 Project. These facilities include a variety of commercial structures, including Grade-A office buildings, technology offices, headquarters buildings, premium residential buildings, hotels and urban-renewal projects.
Tower Tops Out in Shenzhen
The Kaisa Finance & Technology Center, a 258-m-tall office tower in Shenzhen has topped out, vertical-transportation (VT) provider Hitachi Elevator (China) reported in November 2020. The project, which houses 130,000 m2 of space, will include Grade-A office space, a business center, a shared conference center, a staff canteen, a sky garden and a sky lobby. The tower has obtained pre-qualification for environmental certifications.
With 50 stories above ground and four below-grade levels, the Kaisa Finance & Technology Center will be served by 46 Hitachi escalators and elevators, including 12 high-speed elevators that can travel 5-8 m/s. The elevators are equipped with Hitachi’s Destination Floor Reservation System, which incorporates data from system operation, passenger movement, building equipment and layout to provide intelligent elevator dispatching. All building VT will also be equipped with the Hitachi ELECLOUD® system to provide 24-h monitoring and carry out more than 600 AI pre-diagnostic items to monitor faults. The building is expected to be complete in early 2022.
Hitachi has worked with the Kaisa Group for 20 years, during which time it has supplied more than 9,000 VT units. The companies entered into a new strategic agreement in August 2020.
KONE Wins 187-Unit Order for Xi’an Metro Line
KONE has won an order to supply 187 elevators and escalators to Metro Line 9 in Xi’an, the company announced in November 2020. The 30.6-km-long Metro Line 9 will run southwest to northeast between Fangzhicheng and Qinhan Avenue via 15 stations, a route that will serve Lintong University City. The Xi’an Metro currently has five lines in use, and 10 more are to be added in the coming years. Line 9 will serve about 850,000 passengers daily. Through its contract, KONE will deliver 152 TransitMaster™ escalators, along with 31 MonoSpace® and 4 MiniSpace™ elevators. The contract also includes two years of standard maintenance. KONE previously provided vertical transportation for Xi’an Metro Lines 1 and 4 (ELEVATOR WORLD, December 2016). The project is being developed by Xi’an China Railway Rail Transit Co., Ltd. No construction timeline was given.