March 21, 2013
KONE Corporation, press release, 21 March 2013
KONE has been awarded a contract by Construction Santé Montréal, a Laing O'Rourke and OHL Canadian joint venture, to install a total of 77 lifts and escalators throughout the new Université de Montreal Hospital Center (CHUM) in Montreal. KONE was chosen for its expertise in managing the flow of people and materials throughout complex hospital environments, and solutions that will enhance the hospital's patient-centred design and spatial efficiencies.
As part of the contract, KONE will install 45 energy-efficient KONE EcoSystem MR(TM) lifts, 14 KONE MonoSpace® machine room-less lifts and 12 KONE TravelMaster(TM) 110 escalators, as well as four dumb waiters and two purchased hydraulic lifts. Ten of the lift controls will be equipped with control integration for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), to ensure deliveries of service, food, linens and medical supplies are efficiently conducted during light traffic hours. In addition, the hospital's lifts and escalators will be equipped with the KONE E-Link monitoring system. The contract includes a long-term maintenance contract.
"KONE is pleased to provide energy-efficient lift and escalator solutions that will assist with CHUM's patient-centred design", said Larry Wash, EVP for KONE Americas. "Our extensive research and focus on this area will enable patients, hospital staff and visitors to move smoothly and safely throughout the hospital."
The new 230,000 square metre-facility is expected to serve over 400,000 patients a year and includes 772 single-patient rooms, ambulatory and diagnostic centres, surgery, intensive care, clinical laboratories and a research centre. The building is expected to achieve LEED® Silver certification once completed.
KONE will install 66 units during Phase 1 of the project, scheduled to begin at the end of 2013. Phase 1 includes the construction of the fully functioning new hospital, scheduled to open in April 2016. KONE will also deliver 11 units for Phase 2, which includes the completion of an amphitheatre, library and clinical-administrative spaces. Phase 2 is expected to commence in the fall of 2016 with the demolition of the St.-Luc Hospital and be completed in 2020.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2013.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775
Previous press releases on KONE's orders in the medical industry are available at www.kone.com/press including:
- 13 January 2012, KONE secures University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Project
KONE is one of the global leaders in the lift and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading lifts, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernisation and maintenance. The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow(TM) experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanising environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.