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Airport expansion in Bucharest: ThyssenKrupp Elevator installs Romania's longest moving walks

Total of 35 units for Henri Coanda International Airport

(PresseBox) (Düsseldorf, ) ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the major project partners for the expansion and modernization of the airport in Romania's capital city Bucharest. As well as 13 elevators and 18 escalators, the company is manufacturing and installing four moving walks for horizontal passenger transportation. Two of these units stand out particularly: At 74.85 and 61.80 meters respectively they are the longest moving walks in the country. During the project ThyssenKrupp Elevator became the first company in Romania to be awarded a license for the installation and maintenance of escalators and moving walks. This license has been required since a change in the law in October 2010 and is issued by the state inspectorate ISCIR.

In terms of technology, design and efficiency, the passenger transportation systems are state-of-the-art: For example, all the escalators and moving walks are equipped with the eco-friendly energy saving system "variable speed". When there are no passengers on the units, they slow down automatically. When a passenger passes through a light barrier they accelerate back to normal speed. Depending on passenger volumes this can save up to 60 percent energy. Among others, energy saving is one of the major aims of ThyssenKrupp Elevator's global "sustainable efficiency" program.

The expansion and modernization of Henri Coanda International Airport is one of Romania's biggest construction projects. The building of a new terminal will double handling capacity to over 2,000 passengers per hour. At the same time various modernization measures are being carried out to meet the criteria for Romania to join the Schengen Area - and thus eliminate passport controls for travel within the EU.

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The Elevator Technology business area brings together the ThyssenKrupp Group's global activities in passenger transportation systems. With 44,000 employees, sales of 5.2 billion euros in fiscal 2009/2010 and customers in 150 countries, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the world's leading elevator companies. The company's 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. 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.