Leisure

Wheels, spiral observation towers and landmarks

KCI is the specialist in design and engineering in the leisure market. KCI has designed and engineered 15 Observation Wheels (cable spoke type). Two of them are the largest wheel in the world: the New York wheel and Ain Dubai. For the New York wheel KCI did the concept design and for Ain dubai, KCI did the complete design.

For this ground-breaking project, KCI completed the concept, basic and detailed design for the complete structure that stands over 200 metres, as well as the installation engineering, fabrication support and erection support.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

  • Own generic observation wheel design
  • own spokeless wheel design
  • innovative bearing design
  • creative cable designs
  • drive & control systems
  • fatigue analyses
  • wind load analyses
  • feasibility studies
  • seismic analyses
  • fabrication specifications
  • welding specifications
  • advice for non-destructive testing
  • painting/corrosion protection specifications
  • temperature analyses
  • castings specifications
  • optimisation and installation engineering / installation methods

Disciplines