Farmington, Connecticut -- Otis China has won a contract to supply and install 66 elevators, including 36 units with energy-efficient ReGen drives, to the Shenzhen Futian Technology Plaza in southern China. And Otis earlier said it is to supply elevator systems for the Brazilian stadium scheduled to house the 2014 World Cup Final.
The Shenzhen plaza is designed to attract the world's leading high-tech companies to Guangdong Province, and the Plaza's 200-m commercial tower is expected to be completed in late 2012.
ReGen drives capture energy generated by the elevators and deliver it back to the building for use by other systems.
In addition, the plaza will include five Gen2 elevators, the company's system which cuts energy consumption utilising patented, polyurethane-coated steel belts.
Flexible belts make the machine up to 70 percent smaller and 50 percent more efficient than conventional geared machines. Otis says these elevators free up building space and reduce operating costs.
Further, the Gen2 model requires no additional lubrication, eliminating the need for storage, cleanup and disposal of this potentially hazardous waste.
Separately, Otis Brazil said it will install 21 energy-efficient elevators and escalators at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium -- site of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final championship match and the 2016 Summer Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies.
Otis also recently won contracts to supply equipment at two other Brazilian World Cup Stadiums, the Salvador Arena in Bahia and Pernambuco Arena in Sao Lourenço da Mata.
For modernisation of Maracana Stadium, "Energy-efficient elevators and escalators from Otis will help transform this historic arena while reliably transporting thousands of fans. We look forward to applying Otis technology and expertise to upgrade the passenger experience at Maracana," said Pedro Baranda, president of Otis Elevator, in a statement.
The renovation will include installation of 15 Otis Gen2 elevators and six escalators, all with energy-saving ReGen drives.