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Kone to supply Kingdom Tower

The firm is a leader in elevator and escalator technology and will add value to the new building’s offerings

July 2014

Kone Corporation will deliver the world’s fastest and highest double-decker elevators to Kingdom Tower in Jeddah which when completed will be taller than Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world.

Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), co-founded by Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), is developing Kingdom City, Jeddah, which will feature Kingdom Tower.

JEC, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Abdulaziz Al Saud, announced that Kone would be the vertical transportation provider for the tower.

A depiction of Kingdom Tower, Jeddah

A depiction of Kingdom Tower, Jeddah

Kingdom Tower will be equipped with 65 Kone elevators and escalators including 21 Kone MonoSpace elevators, 29 Kone MiniSpace elevators, seven Kone DoubleDeck MiniSpace elevators, and eight Kone TravelMaster 110 escalators.

Kingdom Tower is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Prince Alwaleed said: “The construction of Kingdom Tower continues on its strategic path.”

The tower will be 1,000 m tall, have 167 floors above ground and four below ground and house 530 apartments, 200 hotel rooms and 3,190 parking spaces.

Talal Almaiman, executive director, Development and Domestic Investments, chairman and CEO of Kingdom Real Estate Development Company (KRED) and a board member of KHC and JEC, added: “The selection of the working team, vertical transportation and, above all, every important decision goes through a tight yet efficient process to guarantee best value for money. All the projects within the development of Kingdom City Jeddah will have the latest technologies and environment-friendly materials. Kingdom City projects are to realise the vision of the investors and give the city of Jeddah a new world-class city centre.”




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