Barcelona 22nd December 2009 – ADELTE has recently been awarded a contract by the Fischereihafenent wicklungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (FEG) to design and manufacture a KRONUS Passenger Boarding Bridge for the new terminal building at Cruise Center II in Hamburg, Germany, currently in construction. Delivery of the PBB will take place in the summer of 2010.

Hamburg, the north German harbour city is reclaiming its long overlooked and underused industrial waterfront on the River Elbe with the development of HafenCity, currently the largest urban construction initiative under way in Europe. One part of the development is the construction of a modern passenger terminal building at the Cruise Center II on the Edgar Engelhard Quay in Altona, the historic centre of Hamburg.

Inaugurated in August 2009, the Cruise Center II provides berthing for cruise vessels with a length of up to 300 meters. When in the summer of 2010 the construction of the new terminal building, designed by local architects Renner Hainke Wirth is completed, Hamburg will be able to operate with two functional cruise terminals; Cruise Center I and II. Hamburg expects to receive 110 cruise calls in 2010.

Dedicated to provide the cruise lines and their guests a modern and world class facility, FEG selected ADELTE to deliver a KRONUS PBB which allows comfortable boarding and disembarking via the state-of-the-art terminal building. Mrs Petra Neykov, Managing Director of FEG says: “We are looking forward to our co-operation with ADELTE in this project. We are convinced that this company will be a liable and competent partner for delivering the KRONUS PBB which meets exactly the demands of Cruise Center Hamburg Altona”. Martin Westphal, Marketing Director of ADELTE added: “ADELTE is proud to be selected by FEG to deliver our PBB model KRONUS which will blend in with the unique design of the cruise terminal building, provide great operational flexibility, safety and security and allows a comfortable passage from terminal to ship for people of all ages and for people with reduced mobility” 

The KRONUS PBB will be equipped with motor driven solid tyres enabling the PBB to move along the dock. An Electro-mechanically powered elevation system allows the PBB to connect with cruise vessel entry doors at various levels. The boarding bridge will be completely enclosed with glass mounted tunnel sections and equipped with air-conditioning systems. One of the unique features of this type of PBB is the integrated hydraulically powered telescopic ramp at the seaside cabin. Attached to the passenger ship door at seaside, the docking ramp automatically follows the vessel’s movements and will immediately undock in the event of an emergency. The KRONUS PBB will provide clearance for continuous equipment and supply logistics on the dock and will be compliant with all up-to-date international safety and security standards.