|[November 04, 2013]
Mitsubishi Electric to Supply Wuhan Center with High-Speed Elevators
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today it will deliver 85
elevators and escalators, including two elevators capable of climbing
600 meters per minute, to the Wuhan Center, a super high-rise commercial
complex under construction in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
When completed in 2016, the Wuhan Center will rise 438 meters with 88
floors above ground. The building, which is being constructed by
Oceanwide Real Estate Group Co., Ltd., will accommodate a Hyatt Regency
hotel, offices and residential facilities. Mitsubishi (News - Alert) Electric expects
to begin deliveries in October 2014.
The two Mitsubishi Electric elevators capable of traveling at 600 meters
per minute will shuttle passengers nonstop for 401 meters, from the
ground level floor to the 86th and then 87th floors, in about 54
seconds. Streamlined air rectification covers will ensure fast yet
exceptionally comfortable rides.
Highly efficient permanent magnetic motors will be used in the traction
machines of all 66 elevator. Fifty of the elevators will be medium- to
high-speed units that travel at 120 meters per minute or faster. For
extra efficiency, systems will capture energy generated during operation
for reconversion into electricity.
The elevators and escalators will be manufactured in Japan by Mitsubishi
Electric's Inazawa Works and in China by its joint-venture companies
Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator/Escalator Limited Liability Company and
Mitsubishi Electric (News - Alert) Shanghai Electric Elevator Co., Ltd.
China's market for elevators and escalators has been growing steadily.
The demand for high-speed elevators in high-rise office buildings and
hotels is increasing particularly fast in inland areas such as Hubei,
where economic growth has been rapid.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is responding to needs in the Chinese
market by working in close collaboration with its joint-venture
companies. In addition, the company has dispatched marketing
representatives and engineers from Japan to Beijing, Shanghai and
Guangzhou to support sales, engineering and servicing. Mitsubishi
Electric and its two joint venture companies have delivered more than
400,000 elevators and escalators in China to date.
About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality
products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized
world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and
electronic equipment used in information processing and communications,
space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics,
industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better,
and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric
endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with
technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,567.1
billion yen (US$ 37.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com
an exchange rate of 94 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo
Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2013
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