Limak Insaat picks Otis for $4.3bn Kuwait International Airport T2

American firm contracted by Limak Insaat Kuwait to deliver 190 elevators for airport that local firm Kharafi National is co-building

Kuwait International Airport's T2.
Kuwait International Airport's T2.

American elevators manufacturer Otis — a subsidiary of New York-listed United Technologies Corp — has won a contract to supply 190 elevators for the $4.3bn (KWD1.3bn) Foster + Partners-designed passenger Terminal 2 at Kuwait International Airport (KWI), which is being constructed by Turkey’s Limak Inşaat alongside local construction firm Kharafi National, overseen by Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works.

In a statement, the elevators manufacturer said that contract was awarded by Limak Insaat Kuwait. 

Otis will supply 171 Gen 2 and 19 heavy-duty elevators for the project, with a capacity to move up to 5,000kg and up to 10 tonnes respectively.

These units feature Otis technologies such as Regen Drive, Gen 2 flat-coated steel belts, and Pulse monitoring systems.

Once complete in 2022, the new passenger terminal, spanning 70.8ha, will have a capacity to accommodate 25 million passengers annually.

Commenting on the contract, vice president and managing director of Otis Middle East, Maged Nagib, said: “The new passenger terminal in Kuwait will be one of the region’s biggest infrastructure projects, and we’re extremely proud to be part of this landmark project.” 

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