By Mary Sophia

Finnish lift maker Kone Corporation said that it has inked a deal with Jeddah Economic Company to provide elevators for Kingdom Tower, which is touted to become the world’s tallest tower once completed.

The company did not disclose the value of the deal.

As per the agreement, the firm will provide the world’s fastest and highest double decker elevators, which will travel at a speed of over 10 metres per second as well as the world’s highest elevator rise at 660 metres for Kingdom Tower, a statement said.

Kingdom Tower will be equipped with a total of 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.

Other special solutions include KONE E-Link remote monitoring systems, as well as an occupant evacuation operation system for emergency situations.

The order, which was booked in the second quarter of 2014, also includes a 10-year equipment maintenance contract, KONE said.

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