GEDA supplies lift element to Statoil office

By Sarah Ann McCay20 July 2012

Eight GEDA units are on-site at the construction of the new Statoil offices in Oslo, Norway.

Eight GEDA units are on-site at the construction of the new Statoil offices in Oslo, Norway.

German lift manufacturer GEDA has supplied eight equipment units for the construction of the new Five Elements office building for the company Statoil in the Norwegian capital Oslo.

The nine-storey building covers a surface area of 65000m2 and is 39m high. Created from five oblong building parts, which symbolize the five elements of fire, water, earth, metal and wood, the office premises will accommodate 2000 employees when completed.

Utleiecompagniet AS (Uco) is the contractor responsible for providing height access equipment. Working with GEDA, the two firms have provided solutions for anchorage, ground pressure, service and maintenance through a fleet of eight units.

Onsite are five GEDA Multilift P18 Comforts being used for the transportation of personnel. A GEDA PH-Series personnel and material hoist has also been installed on the Five Elements office building. The PH 2032 650 has a load capacity of 2000kg or 25 persons, a hoisting speed of 40m/min controlled by a frequency converter and a maximum lifting height of 400m.

Completing the lifting fleet are two GEDA 2 PK special purpose lifts. The GEDA 2 PK is designed to transport two persons and has a load capacity of 200kg.

The eight GEDA devices will remain onsite at this unusual office building in Oslo until its completion in autumn 2012. The Statoil Group will take over the building on 1 September 2012 and will move into the new offices on 15 October.

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