KONE to equip Middle East's biggest health campus in Adana, Turkey

May 12, 2016

KONE Corporation, press release, May 12, 2016

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will install 130 elevators and escalators at the Adana Integrated Health Campus Project in Adana, Southern Turkey. The development is set to become the biggest health campus in the Middle East region, comprising of three hospitals with a total capacity of 1,550 beds.

The main hospital consists of four patient tower blocks surrounding a common core and will have 1,300 beds. In addition to serving as a general hospital, it will include specialized hospitals for oncology, cardiology and cardiovascular disease, women's and maternal health, and pediatrics. The development will also include a physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital as well as a high security criminal psychiatric hospital. The campus will house health support facilities, a commercial area, a helipad, a technical unit building, and a combined cooling, heat and power plant.

Staff, patients and visitors will be able to move around the earthquake-protected buildings using 100 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, four KONE TranSys(TM) freight elevators, and 26 KONE TravelMaster® escalators.

"We are proud of this deal, which allows us to offer our eco-efficient technology for this state-of-the-art health campus," said Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Ensuring the smooth flow of people is of utmost importance in hospital settings, where no one has time for unnecessary delays. We are happy to be able to offer our solutions for the benefit of everyone on the campus."

Expected to be completed at the end of December 2016, the Turkish Ministry of Health project is set to become the world's biggest base-isolated structure, a reference to the technique used to construct a building away from direct contact with the ground to minimize earthquake damage. The Adana Integrated Health Campus will sit on 1,512 isolators, or flexible bearings, which will minimize building movement during an earthquake.

The main contractor and architect of the project is RMI RONESANS MEDIKAL TAAH.INS.A.S.

The order was booked in the first quarter of 2016.

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Previous press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
April 27, 2016:  KONE wins major order for Qatar's Doha Metro project 
 
More information on the project is available at www.pppadanahastanesi.com/en

For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director, Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4330. media@kone.com

About KONE
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
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