The Port of Southampton is the principal cruise port in the UK, owned and operated by Britain’s largest ports group Associated British Ports (ABP). In 2002, ABP decided to invest in a significant reconstruction of its Mayflower Cruise Terminal on Berth 106. For this terminal, which is the base for many of P&O’s cruises, ADELTE was contracted to design and deliver a passenger boarding bridge that could be installed parallel to the building and capable of reaching the required heights of cruise slip vessels boarding areas.
Movable passenger boarding bridge with a fixed entrance tunnel from the terminal to the rear gantry and two longitudinal tunnels along the seaside. The tunnels are ‘climalit’ glazed and the gantry is electromechanically adjustable. A telescopic boarding pod covered platform stretches out from the front movable cabin to provide direct access to the cruise vessel entrance. The bridge is equipped with an electromechanical drive system in order to move the double supporting structures along the wharf. This system consists of bogies with rubber wheels and a motor with a safety brake. Furthermore, the bridge is equipped with PLC and meets all required safety and security standards.
Associated British Ports