Farmington, Connecticut - Otis Elevator Co. has gained a $26-million contract to provide elevators and escalators at The Bow, a 59-story office building in Calgary, Alberta in Canada.
Otis said that the 156 000 sq.m building will be home to EnCana, North America's second largest natural gas producer. It will rise 236 m above street level, "making it Canada's tallest tower outside of Toronto," the company added.
As well as providing escalators and traditional high-rise elevators, Otis will install machine-roomless Gen2(R) systems with flat-belt polyurethane technology. This system's gearless permanent magnet motors reduce energy use by up to 50 percent compared to conventional systems, while patented flat, polyurethane-coated steel belts require no additional lubrication, Otis stressed. This makes it "more efficient and cleaner for the environment."
"Otis has a long track record in the city of Calgary with many high-rise installations in the downtown," said Richard Tucker, senior vice president of development for Matthews Development, the company leading The Bow project.
The building was named for its crescent shape and its view of the Bow River.