Harwich International Port (HIP) is the most northerly major UK home port for cruises to the Baltic Sea, Scandinavia and around-Britain. In 2008, HIP awarded ADELTE a contract to deliver by March 2009 a modern PBB of the SEDNA range. This PBB was delivered on-time and the structure is with a length of 160 metres the largest enclosed passenger access system ever constructed for a cruise terminal.
Moveable PBB with a total length of 160 metres, connecting the entrance of the cruise terminal with the various entrances of the cruise ships. Glass mounted tunnel sections are fixed and moveable. The cabin of the PBB is equipped with a uniquely integrated hydraulic, telescopic, docking ramp. The part of the PBB which connects with the vessels is a moveable structure which allows longitudinal movements along the berthing zone of 25 metres, an elevating stroke of 10 metres and a telescopic movement of the drawbridge cabin of up to 6.5 metres. The connection of the moveable PBB part with the multidoor enclosed tunnel sections is an important feature as it allows for great operational flexibility. The clearance under the PBB allows continuous truck, equipment and supplies traffic on the quayside. This PBB can serve any cruise ship calling on the port, is CE marked and is compliant with international safety and security standards.
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