Barcelona 4th August 2010 – ADELTE has recently been awarded a contract by cruise operator Creuers del Port de Barcelona S.A. to design, manufacture and deliver in early 2011 a third Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) of the ‘’CREUERS BARCELONA’’ class to operate at the cruise terminals on the Adossado Quay in the port of Barcelona, Spain.
Creuers del Port de Barcelona S.A. operates cruise terminals A, B and C 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. Terminal C is currently being upgraded. ADELTE has installed two units of the ’CREUERS BARCELONA’’ PBBs at Terminal A. The first unit was inaugurated with the arrival of the Carnival Dream in September 2009 and the second unit was placed into operation earlier this year.
Jordi Floreta, Vice President & Managing Director of ADELTE, commented: “We have a long working relationship with Creuers del Port de Barcelona and have always been challenged by this leading cruise terminal operator to continuously improve our PBB designs and create state-of-the-art applications”. By obtaining once again a contract to deliver another “CREUERS BARCELONA” boarding bridge we feel sincere gratitude towards our client and acknowledgement of our company’s all-round skills in the field of Passenger Boarding Bridges for seaport passenger terminals. With this third CREUERS BARCELONA PBB, ADELTE will have in 2011 eleven PBBs installed in the Port of Barcelona.
Up until this date (July 2010), ADELTE has delivered 61 PBBs to Cruise and Ferry terminals at many large ports around the world, including Barcelona, Malaga and Valencia (Spain), Brisbane (Australia), Kiel (Germany), Miami and New York (USA), Harwich and Southampton (UK) and Venice (Italy). ADELTE’s current project portfolio includes 4 PBB orders for passenger terminals in the ports of Barcelona (Spain), Hamburg and Kiel (Germany), and San Diego (USA).
The ’CREUERS BARCELONA’’ class Passenger Boarding Bridges have the capability to move along the whole quay and are able to connect with the various levels of the ship entry door. The cabins of the PBBs are equipped with a uniquely integrated hydraulic, telescopic, docking ramp that, when attached to the side of a cruise ship automatically follows the vessel’s movements and safely undocks in the event of an emergency. The clearance under the PBBs will allow for continuous truck, equipment and supplies traffic on the quayside. ADELTE’s Passenger Boarding Bridges are compliant with all up-to-date international safety and security standards.