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KONE to supply people flow equipment to MSC Meraviglia

KONE to supply people flow equipment to MSC Meraviglia
KONE, global elevator and escalator supplier, has been awarded a contract by STX France to equip MSC Meraviglia, a new-generation MSC Vista class cruise ship, due for launch 2017.

KONE will supply the ship with altogether 39 elevators and escalators.

Built in the Saint Nazaire yards in France, the 167,000gt ship will be 315mtr long and 43mtr wide carrying 5,700 passengers and 1,500 crew members.

KONE's people flow solutions for MSC Meraviglia will include 17 KONE MiniSpace(TM) passenger elevators, two KONE MiniSpace(TM) scenic elevators, 13 KONE MonoSpace® service elevators, four escalators, two KONE Motala 2000 platforms for people with limited mobility and a dumbwaiter.

Other KONE solutions will include KONE E-Link monitoring system for improved serviceability and maximized eco-efficiency. High-end design features of the elevators will include Italian marble flooring.

'KONE is proud to be associated with the development of this new-generation and environmentally friendly cruise vessel and to continue our partnership with STX France,' says Ari Winter, head of marine business at KONE.

The order  was booked in the first quarter of 2015.