Catalan company TEAM builds passenger boarding bridges for the world’s most important ports
TEAM Ports&Maritime will build the five passenger boarding bridges for Hong Kong’s new cruise ship terminal, designed by Norman Foster. According to the company, it is the largest contract ever made in the sector. Furthermore, the Catalan company, which is part of the Adelte Group, will supply two more bridges for Sydney’s new White Bay terminal and two more for Cape Canaveral’s new terminal. The company has also just installed three passenger boarding bridges at Singapore’s International Cruise Terminal.
Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan company TEAM Ports&Maritime has won the contract to build five passenger boarding bridges for Hong Kong\u2019s new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, which has been designed by Norman Foster. According to the Barcelona-based company, the business operation is the largest ever made within the sector, involving \u20AC16.4 million. In fact, TEAM is becoming the world\u2019s leader in sophisticated passenger boarding bridges for cruise and ferry terminals, with offices in Barcelona and Miami, and a factory in Monzón (in Aragón). In the last number of weeks, the maritime services and engineering company, which is part of the ADELTE Group, has also won contracts to design, build and install two passenger boarding bridges at the new White Bay Cruise Terminal in the port of Sydney (Australia) and two more in Port Canaveral\u2019s new cruise ship terminal, in Florida (USA). Furthermore, in late February, TEAM installed three passenger boarding bridges at Singapore\u2019s International Cruise Ship Terminal.
The company explained through a press release that \u201Calong with the promise of spectacular Norman Foster architecture\u201D, the five passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) will be \u201Csome of the largest and most modern PBBs ever supplied\u201D. Furthermore, they \u201Cwill allow docking from the biggest to the smallest cruise ships\u201D. TEAM is proud to develop high-technology bridges and \u201Cin order to achieve a green design, these PBBs will also be the first equipped with external lighting supplied by their own solar panels\u201D, they stated.
TEAM Managing Director, Jordi Floreta, stated: \u201CSuch an important project will establish Hong Kong as a major cruise ship hub in Asia and reinforce TEAM\u2019s leadership in the region\u201D. The PBBs \u201Cwill be transported fully assembled from Barcelona to Hong Kong, becoming the biggest units ever transported in this manner\u201D, explained TEAM. The Catalan company confirmed that the first three PBBs would arrive at the Chinese port in early 2013.