Farmington, Connecticut -- Otis Elevator Co. has won a contract to provide 24 Gen2 lifts and modernise 29 additional lifts at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The Gen2 lifts are designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent, due to the polyurethane coated-steel belts, gearless machine and roller guides, which eliminate the need to apply lubrication, Otis said in a 4 Dec news release.
The lift modernisation scheme is among a series of capital improvement projects aimed at enhancing safety, security and service at LAX. It is due for completion in early 2016.
"Otis is honoured to once again be selected to provide our energy-efficient products and expertise at Los Angeles International Airport," said Randy Wilcox, president, Otis North and South America Area.
Otis said it was also chosen in 2010 for the Bradley West project, a major modernisation effort at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal. Otis was selected to provide 92 elevators, escalators and moving walkways for the terminal. This project is currently underway with completion expected in early 2013.