ADELTE designs for Port of Kiel an innovative Passenger Boarding Bridge

Barcelona 1st March 2010 – ADELTE has recently won a contract with the Port of Kiel (Seehafen Kiel GmbH & Co KG) to design, manufacture and deliver in September 2010 an innovative Passenger Boarding Bridge to service cruise ships and ro-pax ferry vessels of Stena Line at the new passenger terminal Sweden Quay (Schwedenkai).

The Port of Kiel is currently constructing a new passenger terminal at the Sweden Quay which will offer the highest handling quality for passengers and improve traffic movements on the site. From the terminal building a new large and fixed elevated covered walkway will be constructed which leads to the berthing space for cruise ships and Stena’s ferry vessels. At the end of the elevated walkway a new innovative KRONUS Passenger Boarding Bridge will provide the connection to the passenger vessels.

The KRONUS PBB will consist of a 17 meter high rotunda, three glass mounted telescopic tunnel sections reaching a maximum length of 45 meters, an elevation frame movable on rails, a cabin and a sophisticated telescopic docking ramp. Unique in the design is the minimum width of 2 meters throughout the telescopic tunnel sections, allowing fluent and comfortable embarkation and disembarkation of all passengers.

Once installed and commissioned at the Sweden Quay at the Port of Kiel the KRONUS Passenger Boarding Bridges will have the capability to move along the whole quay and will be able to connect with the passenger entry doors of cruise ship and Stena Line’s ro-pax vessels at various levels. The PBB is equipped with a uniquely integrated hydraulic, telescopic, docking ramp that, when attached to the ship shell entry door automatically follows the vessel’s movements and will immediately undock in the event of an emergency. The KRONUS PBB will be compliant with all up-to-date local and international safety and security standards.

This is ADELTE’s second contract with the Port of Kiel. Three years ago ADELTE delivered two KRONUS PBBs at the cruise-dedicated Ostseekai Terminal in the port city.

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