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thyssenkrupp contributes to enhancing urban mobility in Qatar

(PresseBox) (Essen, )
  • More than 500 elevators and escalators will be supplied for the Doha Metro project’s Red Line North, Green Line and two additional major stations.
  • Doha’s metro network is a part of the Qatar Integrated Rail Project.
thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to manufacture, supply, install and maintain more than 500 elevators and escalators for the Red Line North, Green Line and two additional major stations of Doha’s upcoming metro network.

The metro network in Qatar’s capital will consist of four lines: Red, Green, Gold and Blue, with plans for over 100 stations across a total length of more than 200 kilometers. The network will link major locations within the city, including Hamad International Airport, Lusail, West Bay and Education City.

Besides the Doha Metro, the Qatar Integrated Rail Project also includes plans for a light rail transit (LRT) system in Lusail and long-distance freight and high-speed passenger rail lines, as part of the GCC-wide (Gulf Cooperation Council) rail network.

Abdul Hamid El Ayoubi, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator (Middle East), said “We are extremely proud of our continuous participation in Qatar’s infrastructure-driven development, having already supplied almost 400 units for the recently inaugurated Hamad International Airport in Doha. thyssenkrupp has long established itself as the preferred supplier for airport and metro/railway projects in the Middle East with several reference projects in the region, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnerships in the region.”

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About ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG

thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.

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