Langsuan Village, one of the largest mixed-use developments in Bangkok, Thailand, will use 54 Otis elevators and escalators in its six towers. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp.(NYSE: UTX).
Langsuan Village spans approximately 20 acres in Bangkok, in the area of Langsuan Road and Soi Tonson. It will consist of six towers — the residential: Sindhorn Midtown, Tonson Park View and Langsuan Park View towers, as well as three hotels and serviced apartments. It is expected to be completed in 2019, with 1,530 apartments and serviced apartments. The buildings are designed to meet the standards required to receive Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council®.
Otis Elevator Co (Thailand) Ltd, a local Otis operating unit, has been awarded the contract to supply 54 Otis elevators and escalators, including 11 high-speed, high-rise SkyRise™ passenger elevators and 33 energy-saving elevators, including 14 Gen2 elevators with ReGen™ drives. ReGen regenerative drives capture energy that would normally be wasted and feed it back into the building’s power grid as usable electricity, reducing building operating costs. Otis Gen2 elevators with ReGen drives can reduce energy consumption by 75 percent under normal operating conditions, compared with traditional elevator systems with conventional drives. In addition, eight XO-508 escalator systems and two FOVF freight elevators will be installed.
“Raising standards of living and environmental friendliness are the cornerstones of Siam Sindhorn development. We use high-standard construction technology and select solutions that are aligned with our vision of ‘Green Building,'” said Mr. Pramote Techasupatkul, Executive Director, Siam Sindhorn Co., Ltd.
“Siam Sindhorn is an important customer with whom we have had a long-standing relationship,” said Trakan Dankul, managing director, Otis Thailand. “We are proud to provide these units for this impressive project and support their commitment to sustainable building with our efficient Otis Gen2 ReGen elevators.”