thyssenkrupp twin elevators for new Hekla tower28 January 2019

Twin elevators running at global thyssenkrupp headquarters in Essen, Germany

The Paris district ‘La Defense’ is to become home to a new skyscraper that features thyssenkrupp’s twin elevators with two cabins instead of just one moving in the same shaft.

thyssenkrupp Elevator will deliver twelve twin elevator systems to the Hekla tower, a technology that increases transport capacity and is said to improve energy efficiency. The new tower, at 220 metres high, will also include another twelve conventional elevators and escalators.

Peter Walker, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator, says that the twin solution “perfectly accommodates the tower’s high standards and demanding transport capacity”, without occupying additional floor-space with more elevator shafts

“The twin technology offers higher performance, safety and comfort, but also better energy efficiency,” he adds. “Sustainability is a priority in the comprehensively certified Hekla Tower.”

Hekla tower has a total of 66,000 sqm of office space capable of hosting around 5,800 people, more than 2,500 sqm of terrace space and a wide range of restaurants, a business centre, a 250-seat hall and more.

Construction is scheduled for completion by 2022 where the twin system will move people in the building at a speed of 7m/s. During the construction phase, a thyssenkrupp shaft climber grows with the shell of the building.

thyssenkrupp Elevator is already providing urban mobility elsewhere in Europe: twin elevators operate in the high-rises D2 (Paris-La Defense), Odeon Tower (Montecarlo, Monaco) and Incity Tower (Lyon, France). A fourth installation - in the Trinity Tower in La Defense - has already been confirmed.

Adam Offord

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