Schindler wins Riyadh Airport renovation contract

The company will provide 74 Schindler 9300 escalators at Terminals 1 and 2 and the Royal Terminal at KKIA airport in Riyadh

Schindler Group has announced that it has signed an agreement with Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) to set up new escalators at Terminals 1 and 2 and at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh.

According to a statement from Schindler, the fitout project is expected to be completed by 2022, and involves the supply of 74 Schindler 9300 escalators. Scope of work is to provide a reliable, heavy usage escalator system for the airport, the company said in the statement.

Gelban AlGelban, VP for RAC Commercial, said: “It is important to choose the right partner to achieve a positive business outcome. Keeping this in mind, we are glad to have partnered with Schindler on this project that will propel our expansion plans and the overall functioning of the KKIA to a whole new level.”

“We want to ensure travellers are provided with the highest level of comfort and the best experience at KKIA, which is the gateway to the kingdom. With Schindler as our partner on this journey, we aim to achieve this and more.”

RAC is part of Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector privatisation program. The company manages and operates KKIA in the Saudi capital and is working on upgrading the KKIA infrastructure, expanding with new services and facilities, the statement added.

Thomas Oetterli, CEO for Schindler, said: “Riyadh Airport is a fantastic addition to Schindler’s growth path in the region. We have assisted the client to address their unique traffic management needs with a tailor-made solution based on our products.”

“Safety and reliability are our prime commitments and with our state-of-the-art Schindler 9300 escalators we look forward to securing a seamless mobility experience to millions of passengers in Riyadh,” he added.

Additionally, Riyadh Airports is now moving forward with plans to develop, manage, and operate other airports in the Riyadh Governorate.


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