Elevators & Escalators News
25 März 2016

Four Elevators for the Longest Bridge in Europe

Izmit, Turkey - The Izmit Bay Bridge, located at the Gulf of Izmit along the eastern end of the Sea of Marmara, in close vicinity of Izmit, is a suspension bridge currently under construction. When completed it will be Europe’s second longest with its central span of 1,550m. The structure is a key part of the of Turkey’s largest-ever highway project, and it will have a total length of 3,020m with its supporting towers reaching the height of 252m. The Japanese machinery maker and engineering firm IHI, world leader in suspended bridge contracting, has selected Maspero Elevatori for the elevators each one servicing inside the tower pylons (four in total, one for each tower leg), having a total travel of 230m and running at high speed. Maspero Elevatori holds in fact a large number of references at worldwide level for this type of installations and is able to guarantee the performances and safety a project of this nature and complexity necessarily requires.
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Elevators & Escalators News
25 März 2016

Inclined lift for the Tyne river tunnel

Newcastle, UK - The modernization of the two tunnels (pedestrian and cycle) across the Tyne, located over 12 meters below the river bed and 26 from the water level, also involves the construction of two inclined elevators supplied by Maspero Elevatori. The two units, one for each of the access sides, with a capacity of over 2,000 kg/27 passengers and with opposed frontal exits, will replace the old wooden escalators, following the same slope and meeting the severe safety standards required in the United Kingdom. Maspero Elevatori was awarded the supply contract through international bidding, where our accumulated experience in numerous similar applications in Italy and abroad and our proven ability to manage complex projects played a decisive part in the final selection of supplier.  
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Elevators & Escalators News
22 März 2016

Exposition Elevators

London, UK - Maspero Elevatori was selected as sole supplier of panoramic visitor elevators and truck-lift installed at one of the world’s most prestigious museums in London. The glass-enclosed elevators, capacity 3,500 kg, are characterized by architectural quality (design by Rogers Stirks Harbour and Partners) and technological refinement (latest-generation gearless machinery, regenerative inverters, and Eco Mode energy-saving function). The truck-lift unit, capacity 42,000 kg, 18 x 4.5 m, is a one-off in the world elevator scene, carrying artwork transport vehicles directly from street level to the museum laboratories. The shaft, in turn, is sealed by a mobile platform, of equal dimensions, driven by an independent hydraulic circuit, its movement synchronized with that of the cabin by laser sensors. The erection of the elevators was recently completed and is now in the commissioning phase.
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Elevators & Escalators News
22 März 2016

Escalators & Lifts for the Rome „Cloud“, Rome Congress Center

Rome, Italy – The new Conference Center in Rome, located in the EUR quarter, was designed by Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas. The structure has been nicknamed the “Cloud”, because it consists of a large all-glass parallelepiped 39 meters tall with a 1,850-seat auditorium suspended inside. Most of the facilities of the Center are located in the underground portion, below the Cloud. The transverse and longitudinal façades consist of continuous glass panels formed of hidden struts and crosspieces of bronzed-painted steel. The outside glass panels are independent of the internal panels, the space between them housing the corridors, the stairways, and the elevators supplied by Maspero Elevatori to connect the floors with the exit-ways. The atypical structure of the project, and the architect's meticulous design, indicated Maspero Elevatori as the partner that could satisfy the technical complexity and aesthetic solution required.
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Elevators & Escalators News
18 März 2016

Turnkey Explosion-proof Elevators for an Indian Refinery

Bathinda, India – The Guru Gobind Singh Refinery (GGSR), owned by Hindustan Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) and built by Engineers India Limited (EIL), has been operating in Punjab since 2012. It has a capacity of 9 million tons/year (180,000 barrels/day) and receives crude oil from Mundra, a town on the coast of Gujurat State, through a pipeline over 1,000 km long. Maspero Elevatori supplied three explosion-proof industrial elevators, ATEX certified, under two different contracts (EIL and Technip), providing continuous, efficient, punctual service from the early design phases to the elevators manufacturing, using the best EX-rated components available in the market, and then installing and commissioning them and providing after-sale assistance. The ability to follow the project first-hand with the best technical capacity in all phases of construction, including maintenance, was the winning factor that enabled Maspero Elevatori to acquire this demanding, challenging contract.
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Elevators & Escalators News
18 März 2016

Winning Project for the Prestigious Milan Offices of the Prysmian Group

Milan, Italy – The new offices of the Prysmian Group are under construction at the former Ansaldo site in the Bicocca quarter of Milan, covering 22,000 square meters to accommodate 700 employees. Though the construction is reminiscent of classic Lombard factories, it is actually a highly modern building designed to meet the latest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability. Maspero Elevatori is a partner in this project, providing solutions that combine the need for image and customization demanded by such a complex project, while ensuring the reliability and performance necessary for a heavy-traffic building
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Elevators & Escalators News
18 März 2016

Luxury Elevators & Escalators on the Grand Canal in Venice

Venice, Italy – Maspero Elevatori was selected to provide the elevators and escalators that will serve the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, now being renovated through an agreement between luxury giant Louis Vuitton and the Benetton group to create a new commercial and cultural center on the Grand Canal. The new structure is designed to become a point of attraction and encounter for the city, involving both tourists and the inhabitants of Venice. The project to recover and restore the 16th-century building was awarded to Studio OMA of famed architect Rem Koolhaas. The technical proposal of Maspero Elevatori perfectly responds to the demands of the principal, with the utmost respect for the constraints necessary for a building of such historical importance.
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Elevators & Escalators News
18 März 2016

High Comfort Elevators & Top Technology in Iran

Tehran, iran – A series of high-speed/high-rise and high-comfort elevators, equipped to handle and differentiate varied forms of traffic, will enrich the most prestigious shopping mall in the Iranian capital, designed by famed archistar Tom Wright. Maspero Elevatori was selected to design and build these elevators, as well as a series of high-tech escalators, because of its ability to blend Italian taste and technology with the efficiency required of such a complex project. The structure, christened the Ribbon of Light, will house a luxury shopping mall on its first two floors, while the upper three floors and the terrace will be structured and furnished for ceremonies and ballrooms. Ribbon of Light will represent a veritable landmark for the northern part of Tehran, which recent international events are assigning a growing commercial and architectural role.
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Elevators & Escalators News
9 März 2016

The Long-awaited Inclined Elevator in Genova

Genova, Italy – The Sampierdarena section of the Ligurian capital will soon acquire a new public connection between the central area and the upper section, after the old installation was closed eight years ago and replaced by a shuttle bus. Maspero Elevatori, in fact, has built an inclined elevator linking Via Cantore to Corso Scassi, providing ready access to the Villa Scassi hospital. The project is particularly innovative because the cabin will traverse an initial horizontal section, all along what was once a pedestrian tunnel, and then scale the 26-meter hill, constantly attached to the cable that draws it horizontally and then hooks up to the vertical system. The ascent/descent will therefore have no intermediate stops. This is a major project to upgrade public transportation awarded to our company based on our long experience and references acquired over the years in the international public infrastructure field.
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