SINGAPORE, Oct. 20, 2016 – Paya Lebar Quarter, one of the largest upcoming mixed-use developments in Singapore, has selected 81 Otis elevators, escalators and moving walkways. 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).
As part of the contract, Otis Elevator Co (S) Pte Ltd (Otis Singapore), the local Otis operating entity, will supply and install a total of 50 energy-efficient Gen2® elevator systems. The Gen2 machine-roomless elevators feature energy-conserving ReGen™ drives that reduce energy consumption by up to 75 percent under normal operating conditions, compared to conventional systems with non-regenerative drives. The Gen2 elevator’s patented polyurethane coated-steel belts, gearless machine and roller guides eliminate the need for additional lubrication, further reducing the system’s environmental impact.
Of the 50 Gen2 elevator systems, 34 units are Gen2 Premier elevators specially designed to enhance the passenger experience, and more than half of the Gen2 elevators will also be equipped with the Otis CompassPlus™ destination management system, which improves passenger flow by reducing elevator wait time. In addition to elevator systems, Otis will provide 27 XO-508 escalator systems and four heavy-duty moving walkways to the project.
Paya Lebar Quarter, which is expected to be completed by 2018, will consist of three grade-A office towers, a standalone retail mall and three residential towers with 429 apartments. Developers anticipate it will transform Paya Lebar into a bustling, pedestrian-friendly new city precinct.
“Otis is honored to be selected for this project. Our team has taken a proactive, relentless approach to develop product and safety solutions that help address the customer’s needs,” said Greg Nagle, managing director, Otis Singapore.
“Since its introduction, the Gen2 elevator has become one of our best-selling elevators in our 163-year history, recently reaching the milestone of a half million units sold. Its innovative design and breakthrough flat-belt technology contributes to a more comfortable ride, greater reliability, more efficient operation and increased energy efficiency compared to conventional roped elevators,” said Ryan Mai, president, Otis South Asia Pacific. “We are proud that these proven benefits are recognized by our customers worldwide.”
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. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.