Otis wins 445-unit deal for Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro

Otis will supply 256 escalators, six moving walkways, and 183 machine room-less elevators with travel speeds of up to 1m per second

Otis will work on Saudi's Riyadh Metro.
Otis will work on Saudi's Riyadh Metro.

Otis Saudi Arabia has been picked to work on the kingdom's Riyadh Metro project.

Following selection by the FAST Consortium working on Riyadh Metro, the company will be involved with the project's Lines 4, 5, and 6. 

The consortium is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, and Freyssinet Saudi Arabia as partners.

As part of its contract, Otis will supply 256 escalators, six moving walkways, and 183 machine room-less elevators with travel speeds of up to 1m per second.

Otis's scope includes the provision of fully glazed panoramic elevators, and heavy-duty escalators specifically designed for public transportation. 

The contract covers all elevators and escalators within the three lines of the metro, at all stations across Riyadh, two train depots, and three car parking facilities, over a total area of 72km.

Commenting on the contract win, Maged Nagib, vice president and managing director of Otis Middle East, said: "The Riyadh Metro will be one of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects, and we’re extremely proud to be part of this team.

"Otis is committed to Riyadh’s fast growth and high standards of efficiency and passenger comfort." 

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