Doppelmayr bags record order

Austrian lift systems producer Doppelmayr has received the biggest assignment in its 118-year history.The Wolfurt-based company said today (Mon) its US American subsidiary DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car (DCC) was part of a consortium contracted to build a cable liner in the Californian city of Oakland.Doppelmayr said work would be completed in 2014, adding that the overall deal was worth around 121 million Euros. The firm stressed that the assignment was the biggest it had ever received since being set up in 1892. It added that DCC was also put on order to run the 5.1-kilometre-long cable car service for 20 years.The service will connect Oakland International Airport and the Coliseum railway station, a major public transport hub in the city. Doppelmayr said four trains will operate at the same time from 2014.DCC only last year finished setting up a second cable car shuttle services in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and one in the Italian tourism magnet Venice. It is currently building similar networks in Venezuelan capital Caracas and in Doha, Qatar.DCC’s more recent Las Vegas cable car line transports 3,000 people an hour since December 2009. The 650-metre-long service connects the hotel-casinos Monte Carlo and Bellagio.The “People Mover” cable car service started operating in Venice last April. It connects the artificial “Isola del Tronchetto” island – where mostly offices are located – and the Piazzale Roma in the heart of the Italian city in three minutes. Tickets for the 900-metre ride cost one Euro.Doppelmayr has around 2,600 employees. It built 140 lifts and cable cars all over the world in the 2008/2009 business year.