TTS begins installation of Stockholm's new passenger gangways
In a huge urban development program the Ports of Stockholm organization is extending its Port of Värtan through reclaimed land, making room for a new terminal, the company said in its press release.
This is now taking shape with the first sections of a new passenger gangway having been fixed in place on supporting columns. Designed and installed by TTS Marine AB, the new gangways are of trussed steel construction with glass walls giving them a light and airy feel in harmony with the new terminal building. The glassed area will be complemented in part by insulated walls.
In all, TTS has the contract to design, construct and install 600 meters of fixed gangway as well as six movable gangways to connect the new terminal building to the vessels. In order to provide relief to Stockholm's road system the gangways have been shipped by sea.
The movable gangways will serve three of the five berths. With two movable gangways per berth, the capacity for foot passenger traffic will therefore be high, enabling short vessel turnaround times. Passengers using quays 2 and 3 will be introduced to the new facilities in October.