Barcelona – Muelle Adosado Terminal A

HYDRA Passenger Boarding Bridge

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Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Port Type:
Cruise
Year:
2009

THE PROJECT

Creuers del Port de Barcelona S.A. operates five cruise terminals at the Port of Barcelona. Cruise Terminal A, which came into operation in April 2008 is similar to Cruise Terminal B (inaugurated in 2005 and also operated by Creuers) and both terminals together have the capacity to handle turnaround operations of current and future mega cruise ships with up to 6.000 passengers. Engineers of ADELTE and Creuers have been working on the design of these new generation PBBs of the ‘’CREUERS BARCELONA’’ class as these bridges are destined to service the new generation mega cruise vessels like the Carnival Dream, the Norwegian Epic and the Oasis of the Seas.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

One of the major challenges in the design parameters of the boarding bridge is the 6 meter clearance that needs to be provided for the overhanging life boats, which required a meticulous design phase of the cabin and hydraulic docking ramp.