Aqaba, Jordan, Nov. 12, 2015 - Otis elevators have been selected for the largest contract in the history of Jordan’s elevator industry for Saraya Aqaba. Otis, which operates in Jordan as Jordan Elevator Overseas Limited, will supply Saraya Aqaba with a total of 193 elevators. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
A landmark project for the Kingdom of Jordan, Saraya Aqaba will create a new tourist destination and regional business hub along the shores of the Red Sea. “We are proud to provide Otis’ advanced systems and legacy of innovation to this exciting project,” said Gabriel Abdeni, president, Jordan Elevator Overseas Limited. “Every day, Otis products move millions of people safely and efficiently, and we're pleased to support Saraya Aqaba with our strong record and proven technologies.”
Joe Ghanem, managing director, Jordan Elevator Overseas Limited, added, “We are proud to have been selected for this exciting new development on the northern shore of Aqaba which will include hotels from Jumeirah International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Otis’ deep expertise and more than 160 years’ experience makes us the brand of choice for iconic developments.”
The development will have a range of Otis products including the Gen2® elevator system. The Gen2 system uses patented Otis technologies, including composite steel flat belts that replace traditional elevator cables to improve efficiency and ride comfort. The Gen2’s compact gearless machine requires minimal machine room space, allowing for rapid installation. An innovative ReGenTM regenerative drive captures energy created by the elevator, feeding the energy back into a building’s electrical grid. This makes the Gen2 up to 75 percent more energy efficient than conventional systems with non-regenerative drives.
Saray Aqaba is a premier hospitality and leisure destination comprised of approximately 634,000 m2 of master planned development to be built around a 1.5 kilometer lagoon with world-class hotels, signature retail shops, international restaurants, a water park, beach club and amphitheater. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow Otis on Twitter @OtisElevatorCo .
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.9 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter.
Artist impression of Saraya Aqaba hotels