Elevators manufacturer Otis, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, has secured a contract to supply 190 elevators for the $4.3bn second passenger terminal at Kuwait International Airport (KWI).
UK architecture firm Foster + Partners designed the terminal, which is being built across 70.8ha by Turkish-based Limak Inşaat and local construction company Kharafi National.
Under the contract, which was awarded by Limak Inşaat Kuwait, Otis will deliver 171 Gen 2 and 19 heavy-duty elevators with capacities to move up to 5,000kg and up to 10 tonnes respectively.
The units feature Otis technology such as Regen Drive, Gen 2 flat-coated steel belts and Pulse monitoring systems.
Otis Middle East vice-president and managing director Maged Nagib said: “The new passenger terminal in Kuwait will be one of the region’s biggest infrastructure projects, and we’re extremely proud to be part of this landmark project.
“Otis is committed to Kuwait’s fast growth and high standards of efficiency and traveller comfort.”
Upon completion, the terminal will serve a new regional air hub in the Persian Gulf. It will initially accommodate 13 million passengers per year, with the flexibility to increase to 50 million passengers under future development.
The new terminal will significantly enhance the airport’s status as the gateway to the State of Kuwait.
It will feature four above-ground levels and one below. It will also house 120 check-in desks and a 13MAP baggage handling system to process 2,930 bags an hour.
In the first phase, the terminal will feature between 30 and 51 aircraft contact stands.