THYSSENKRUPP AWARDED THE LARGEST SERVICE CONTRACT IN ITS HISTORY
Thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions has been awarded the biggest service contract in its history by Qatar’s Hamad International Airport.
As a result, the company will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of 90 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs), more than 500 aircraft support units such as ground power units that supply parked aircraft with electricity and air conditioning, as well as 234 elevators, 105 escalators, and 52 moving walkways across the Doha gateway.
Acccording to Thyssenkrupp, the new contract is worth in excess of €100 million.
“We are delighted to further expand our cooperation with Hamad International Airport and to be able to continue reducing connecting times for a large number of passengers by keeping the mobility solutions running”, says Peter Walker, CEO at Thyssenkrupp Elevator.
“As the global population continues to rise and our globalised world becomes even more connected, efficient mobility of people inside airports has become a major issue of concern, making it just as important as the actual flights.”
The biggest service contract in the history of Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s airport solutions business will be sustained by around 420 employees that the company assure will “deliver the highest standards required in one of the most important airports worldwide”.
“It is a great privilege and honour for us to enter in a long-term partnership with this important client who has deposited his confidence in Thyssenkrupp,” says Jorge Menendez, services director at Thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions.
Thyssenkrupp Elevator has built a strong portfolio in mobility solutions in the Middle East, including advanced technology installed at airports in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah and Istanbul.