Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd has been awarded an order for 23 units of elevators from ITC Limited, a Company renowned as luxury hotel chain in India, including the five Star deluxe hotel project ITC Kohinoor in Hyderabad.
Located in the heart of the new business district in Hyderabad overlooking the picturesque Durgam Cheruvu Lake, ITC Kohinoor will offer 290 guest rooms and suites. The food & beverage offering at the hotel will comprise a restaurant, 24/7 cafe, three speciality restaurants, a bar and a separate section for banqueting and conferencing facilities; estimated to be completed by 2017.
“Eight units of 3.5m/sec high speed elevators for guest among the order 23 elevators make it the first high speed elevator order of this type for Hitachi in the southern part of India. All the high speed guest elevators will be equipped with advanced technology, such as earthquake operation functionality, which enables elevators to evacuate rapidly to the nearest floor when its sensors detect that the building is swaying as the result of an earthquake and regeneration system, which saves power by utilising regenerative power produced according to elevator operation,” said the press release.
The elevator cars will be also driven with ‘Future Reference-Trajectory Control’ which is aims to minimise the long waiting period by forecasting future trajectory. This ‘Future Reference-Trajectory Control’ also helps in energy saving by reducing the number of cars.
“The order also includes four units of service lifts which cater for service usage from the parking area to the top floor and 11 units of machine room less type elevator for small travel and usage like spa, banquet hall, restaurants, ball room, club and so on,” the Company said.
Hitachi established Hitachi Lift India in January 2008, and since then it has delivered several orders and has been engaged in the installation and maintenance of its products, including high speed elevators for luxury residences, hotels and offices. Hitachi Lift India currently operates in all major cities in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar; and has plans for expansion to other cities soon.
“Hitachi is strengthening the global rollout of the Social Innovation Business and will continue to expand its elevator and escalator business, which is an essential vertical transport infrastructure for urban centres. We will continue to offer safe, comfortable and high quality products to the rapidly-growing Indian market,” stated the Company.