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Vigo, Spain — June 6, 2016 — Otis advanced technology elevators and escalators have been selected for four new cruise ships that will be built by Meyer shipyards.
The new ships will be constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany and by Meyer Turku in Finland and will include 160 Otis elevators and 16 Otis escalators. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp.
“Being awarded Meyer shipyards’ new project demonstrates that Otis’ leading products and advanced technology are the preferred choice of customers,” said Bernardo Calleja, president, Otis South Europe. “This project is very important because it showcases our ability to support iconic ships by providing more energy efficient, reliable elevators and escalators for a very special environment.”
Each of the four next-generation ships will have a total capacity of 2,500 cabins, exceed 180,000 gross tons in size, and incorporate an extensive number of guest-friendly features.
The 160 elevators and 16 heavy duty escalators provided by Zardoya Otis, the company’s operating unit in Spain, are specially designed to withstand damp and salty environments at sea. The elevators are equipped with special operational modes such as luggage mode, gangway deck mode, and RFID-based priority service for certain passengers.
In addition, they are equipped with the Otis EMS Panorama management system and ReGen technology.
Scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2020, the four new ships will be the first in the cruise industry to use liquefied natural gas in dual-powered hybrid engines to power the ship both in port and on the open sea.
For more information about Otis, visit www.otisworldwide.com.