Thyssenkrupp Elevator, the passenger transportation arm of Germany-based Thyssenkrupp, has received a contract to manage and maintain 90 passenger boarding bridges at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.
The company did not disclose the financial details of the contract but said it is the biggest service contract “in the entire history of its Airports Solutions business.”
The contract includes the operation of one VIP boarding bridge, which is exclusively used by the Qatar royal family and senior government officials.
Thyssenkrupp will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of more than 500 aircraft support units.
Thyssenkrupp Elevator has already installed 391 units, including 234 elevators, 105 escalators, and 52 moving walks at the airport.
Thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Peter Walker said: “We are delighted to further expand our cooperation with Hamad International Airport and to be able to continue reducing connecting times for a large number of passengers by keeping the mobility solutions running.
“As the global population continues to rise and our globalised world becomes even more connected, efficient mobility of people inside airports has become a major issue of concern, making it just as important as the actual flights.”
Thyssenkrupp Elevator supplies elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and accessibility solutions, passenger boarding bridges, stair, and platform.
The company has operations in more than 150 countries and employs more than 50,000 employees.