KONE delivered a total of 41 elevators to the Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest floating hotel, a bustling, seafaring metropolis.
The ship has attractions such as a water park, an ice-skating rink, a full-blown Broadway theater, and a real park with 12,000 plants.
Smooth logistics on the 16-deck ship are a prerequisite, with elevators the key to everything. KONE Marine is highly experienced in providing solutions for cruise ships, as KONE is a market leader in the cruise ship segment.
The KONE elevators were hoisted by the economically and ecologically advanced KONE EcoDisc® technology, using both space and energy efficient KONE MiniSpace™ and KONE MonoSpace® solutions. Elevator modes were synchronized with the guest communication system so that disembarking instructions, for example, would be automatically displayed on the elevators’ LCD screens.
KONE also provided special-access elevators for guests with reduced mobility. Furthermore, two escalators were incorporated – rare equipment on ships. These help to speed up the flow of people, especially at the critical times of boarding and disembarkation.
Elevators were pre-assembled inside the pre-manufactured shafts at the KONE factory, then brought in as modules to the shipyard, lifted into position and welded to place. KONE’s innovative plug-in solution enabled an early completion of the elevators; several of the elevators served the ship as logistics elevators already during the construction phase.
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