The new Universite de Montreal Hospital Center in Montreal has awarded the elevator company KONE to install a total of 77 elevators and escalators. The hospital hopes to better manage the flow of people and materials throughout the building and enhance the patient-centered design and spatial efficiencies.
The contract includes the elevator company installing several different energy-efficient elevators and escalators. KONE will install 45 energy-efficient EcoSystem MR elevators, 14 MonoSpace machine room-less elevators and 12 TravelMaster 110 escalators. KONE will also be installing four dumbwaiters and two hydraulic elevators. Ten of the elevators will be equipped with control integration for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), to ensure deliveries of service, food, linens, and medical supplies are efficiently conducted during light traffic hours. The contract also includes a long term maintenance contract.
CEO of KONE Larry Wash said this about the new contract with the Montreal Hospital Center;
“KONE is pleased to provide energy-efficient elevator and escalator solutions that will assist with CHUM’s patient-centered design. Our extensive research and focus on this area will enable patients, hospital staff, and visitors to move smoothly and safely throughout the hospital.”
The new hospital will be a 230,000 square meter facility that is expected to serve over 400,000 patients a year in its 772 single patient rooms, ambulatory and diagnostic centers, surgery, intensive car, clinical laboratories, and research center. The hospital is expected to be completed by 2020.