Draka (Prysmian Group) to supply hi-tech elevator cables for the rebuilding of New York City’s World Trade Center
Draka Elevator, a brand of the Prysmian Group, has been selected to provide custom designed elevator cables and accessories by two major global OEM elevator companies that are performing the rebuilding of the prestigious World Trade Center complex in New York City. Buildings 1 and 4 are now underway.
The contracts entail supplying assorted hoistway cables, standard wireway conduit and accessories, special custom designed wireway conduit and special wire junction/terminal boxes for more than 100 elevators due to be installed.
One World Trade Center will reach a height of 1776 feet. Draka Elevator’s cables will be used to provide power for elevator buttons, communications devices, emergency safety and more. Some of the hoistway cables include fibre optic sub-units, which are used for high-speed communications throughout the World Trade Center complex. The cables and wireway products are being manufactured at Draka Elevator’s Rocky Mount plant in North Carolina.
Draka is also providing its Extended Factory Model (EFM) programme as a value-added service, storing a variety of components and materials in a Distribution Centre that delivers just-in-time all the materials to the customer, for incorporation into their own equipment and shipment to the jobsite.
“We are very proud of being part of such an important project. This collaboration demonstrates once more the quality and state-of-the-art of our products”, stated Sterrett Lloyd, Elevators Business Director.
This high profile project confirms Draka’s leadership in offering quality elevator products and extensive inventory through its global manufacturing, supported by the necessary expertise to ensure optimal elevator operation.