January 22, 2015
KONE Corporation, press release, January 22, 2015
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will equip Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's latest luxury cruise ship, Oasis 4. The new ship will be a sister vessel of the world's largest cruise vessel Oasis 3, with 42 elevators and two escalators. This is the fourth consecutive Oasis-class order for KONE. The cruise ship will feature KONE's energy-efficient people flow solutions which will benefit altogether 7700 passengers and crew members on a daily basis.
KONE is to supply the 360m long and 220 000 Gross Registered Tons (GRT) cruise ship with 24 energy-efficient KONE MiniSpace(TM) passenger elevators, including 12 scenic glass cabins, four KONE MiniSpace(TM) service elevators and 14 KONE MonoSpace® service elevators. All the elevators will include regenerative drives that supply energy back to the ship's power network.
Oasis 4 will also be equipped with a special gangway button option which will direct passengers automatically to the correct level for disembarkation, depending on the port.
The order also calls for KONE to supply two KONE TravelMaster® galley escalators and three KONE Motala MC 2000 platforms for people with limited mobility.
"At KONE, we are extremely proud to be part of creating yet another Oasis-class cruising experience," says Ari Winter, Head of Marine Business at KONE. "For us, it is a testament of our successful work and solutions provided earlier for the largest sailing cruise vessels in the world, the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas."
Oasis 4 will be built byt STX France in St. Nazaire, France and it is expected to be ready in 2018.
The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2014.
For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4330, email@example.com
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2013, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 43,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.