Adelte bridges the gap at more terminals

Adelte will install its SPBBs at cruise and ferry terminals in Europe and Asia Adelte will install its SPBBs at cruise and ferry terminals in Europe and Asia

Barcelona-based Adelte is to supply 11 Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) for cruise and ferry terminals, which when installed, will see the company reach a major milestone of 100 commissioned installations.

The tailor-made SPBBs are part of eight individual contracts from the port of Rotterdam, Stornoway, Swinoujscie and Ullapool in northern Europe, Denia and Savona in southern Europe and Busan and Singapore in Asia.

EU installations
For Rotterdam Port Authority, Adelte will install a new Kronus SPBB this summer, which will replace the current system. In view of this, as well as the arrival of Oasis of the Seas in September this year, the port is refurbishing its cruise terminal facilities to offer maximum security and comfort.

In the UK, the company will install two Thalassa SPBBs, one at the Ullapool Harbour and another larger system at the ferry terminal in Stornoway. These contracts come as Caledonian MacBrayne is set to place a new ferry, Loch Seaforth, into operation for the crossing between Ullapool on the mainland and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The facilitate smooth, safe and secure operations, the terminal installation at both harbours are being upgraded.

The Thalassa boarding bridges will have the ability to serve at dock level, absorb big tidal variations and operate with very strong service winds. The Ullapool unit will be equipped with a wind turbine which supplies energy to the outer lights.

Adelte currently has a total of eight boarding bridge installations in the UK, in operation at the cruise and ferry passenger terminals of Harwich, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Polish construction company Budimex has ordered a Hydra SPBB on the new ferry berth at the Port of Swinoujscie. It will serve ferries which sail to the port of Ystad in Sweden of up to 220m in length and ensure comfort and safety for passengers.

Italy’s Costa Crociere has also ordered a new Hydra SPBB for the new cruise terminal currently under construction at the Port of Savona.

In Spain, Adelte will deliver a Pegasus SPBB at Balearia’s new ferry terminals in the Port of Denia. It will connect with a fixed elevated walkway leading to the terminal.

Further afield
The first contract from Asia comes from Sats-Creuers for the design, manufacture, transport and installation of a fourth Sedna SPBB at Singapore’s Marina Bay Cruise Terminal. This SPBB, scheduled for delivery in Q4 2014, will be added to the other three Sedna units which were installed in 2012.

Elsewhere in Asia, South Korea’s Busan Port Authority has ordered four new Kronus SPBBs. These telescopic bridges are similar to the Apron Drive systems used in airports. Adelte says they are moveable and allow elevation and radial drive.

Equipped with Adelte’s docking cabin, capable of following ship movements, as well as the latest technologies, Busan’s’ new ferry terminal will ensure safe and fast embarking and disembarking for passengers.

Maintenance work
In addition to these eight contracts, Adelte’s global services team has secured annual maintenance service contracts for the boarding bridges at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Singapore’s Marina Bay Cruise Centre, Hamburg’s Cruise Centre II, Kiel’s Ostseekai and Schwedenkai terminals, Rotterdam’s cruise terminal, Norfolk’s Half Moon Cruise Centre and all the cruise terminals in Barcelona.

Furthermore, the global services team has also been contracts to provide maintenance services for all boarding bridges, not manufactured by Adelte, at the cruise and ferry terminals in the Port of Genoa.

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