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TIANJIN, China, May 08, 2017 – Chengdu Metro Line 1 Phase 3 is scheduled to come into service in early 2018 with 96 Otis elevators and escalators serving 11 stations. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Phase 3 is an 18.6-km extension to Chengdu Metro Line 1, stretching across the city from south to north. With the Southern Extension Line, it helps connect the Sichuan provincial capital’s city center with its fast-growing Tianfu New District.
A total of 96 Otis systems will be deployed on Line 1 Phase 3, including 83 escalators and 13 Gen2® elevators. The energy-efficient Otis Gen2 elevators selected for the project use patented flat-belt drive technology to replace traditional steel ropes, significantly reducing vibration and providing passengers with a remarkably smooth and quiet ride. Equipped with the Otis ReGen™ drive, the Gen2 elevator is more compact than conventional geared machines and reduces overall elevator energy consumption to help developers and owners build and manage their properties more sustainably and economically. The equipment will be provided by Otis Elevator (China) Co., Ltd, a local Otis entity.
“It’s an honor to work with Chengdu Metro again on the Line 1, Phase 3 project, after winning Line 4 last year,” said Luis Molina, president, Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co., Ltd. “This reflects a good fit between Otis’ leading technologies and Chengdu Metro’s fast growth and high standards of efficiency and passenger comfort.”
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information, visit www.otis.com, or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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