Grande Roue Shenzen Capsules POMA
China – Shenzhen – 2020

Shenzhen observation wheel

POMA produced the 28 capsules of the observation wheel for the Chinese megalopolis of Shenzhen. Developed specifically to withstand a very hot and humid climate, they presented a real technical challenge, which the group’s teams managed to overcome.

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Observation Wheel
Application
Tourist attraction
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The project

Just as in the neighbouring megalopolis, Hong Kong, where POMA participated in the construction of the observation wheel in 2014, it is now possible to admire the city of Shenzhen aboard an impressive 130-metre-high Ferris wheel. The 28 7-metre-long capsules with a diameter of 4.2 metres can each accommodate 25 people for a unique experience aboard French-quality cabins.

Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

hauteur roue

Wheel size

130 m

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of cabins

28

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

Number of passengers per cabin

25

POMA, innovation

for the project

Technical challenge met

The manufacture of these structures was a real challenge that the POMA subsidiary specialised in machine welding, SACMI, managed to overcome; the complexity and delicacy of the parts to be assembled and welded required even more advanced technical skills with welding qualifications specific to this type of work.

POMA capsules

JUMA produced the Ferris wheel but the end customer insisted that the capsules be French, and more specifically made by POMA, to guarantee a long-lasting Ferris wheel, like those of London, Las Vegas, etc. POMA is now recognised as one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of Ferris wheel capsules.

Specific
assembly methods

The Methods service was also challenged to break down the manufacturing steps into sub-assemblies and a “Lean” organisation to make sure components were delivered on time.

Shenzhen observation wheel cabins in pictures

Grande Roue Shenzen Capsules POMA
Grande Roue Shenzen Capsules POMA
Grande Roue Shenzen Capsules POMA
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