Otis to provide elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines in China


United Technologies unit Otis Electric Elevator is set to provide more than 230 elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines 11 and 21 in Hubei, China.

The Line 11 contract will see the total number of Otis units on the Wuhan network increased to more than 1,000, and represents the company’s 11th project with the Wuhan Metro.

Line 11 is also known as the Yangluo Line, and is scheduled to commence operations next year.

It will be a 35km-extension to the city network, which will connect Hubei's main port and the Yangluo Economic Development Zone.

Otis Electric Elevator president Lawrence Chui said: “Otis Electric has been a leading supplier in the development of Wuhan's modern transportation infrastructure for more than a decade.

"Otis Electric has been a leading supplier in the development of Wuhan's modern transportation infrastructure for more than a decade."

"We are honoured to be able to play a part in the city's ongoing growth.

“With superior products and services, Otis Electric is committed to supporting the day-to-day operations and long-term development of Wuhan Metro.”

Line 1 first became operational in 2004, and since then Otis Electric has been a regular supplier of equipment for Wuhan Metro networks. Otis elevators and escalators were also used on Lines 2, 3, 4 and 7 and the Airport Line.

The company will also provide customised service support to the Wuhan Metro, with mechanics stationed at metro stations round-the-clock to ensure seamless elevator and escalator operations for metro customers.


Image: Otis Electric will provide more than 230 elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines 11 and 21. Photo:  courtesy of PRNewsfoto / Otis Electric Elevator Co.