Pingan International in Shenzhen
The Pingan International Center in Shenzhen is simply spectacular. The highest levels contain a viewing level as well as catering facilities. The viewing platform is even higher than that of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and similar in height to that of the Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel, which is the second largest building in the world to date.
Gustav Wolf has now realized the largest single order for a high-rise building to date for KONE with the supply of ropes for the spectacular Pingan International Finance Center high-rise building in Shenzhen, Hong Kong's neighboring city in the Chinese province of Guangdong. When completed, this skyscraper will reach a height of 660 meters, making it the second tallest building in the world after the 828-meter Burj Khalifa in Dubai. According to engineer Alexander Arning (Steel Wire Rope Technology/Sales), Gustav Wolf supplied the enormous quantity of:
30 elevator ropes F10 (diameter 19 mm) á 594 meters = 17,820 meters, with a total weight of 26,908 kg.
42 elevator ropes F7 (diameter 16 mm) á 588 meters = 25,190 kg
A total of 72 elevators will be installed in this project. Not only is it the largest single order in terms of volume, but it also stands out from normal production in two other categories. These three elevators, in which the ropes were installed by Gustav Wolf, are the highest (559 hoisting heights) and fastest (10 m/s = 35 km/h) of their kind. This represented a special challenge for Gustav Wolf.