A new linkspan has come into operation at Portsmouth International Port’s Berth 4 in England.
The linkspan, which is the drawbridge for getting vehicles on and off ferries, was installed and commissioned after a three-day sea crossing from Deest in Holland.
It was designed, engineered and installed by Dutch company Ravestein following a competitive tender process.
The double-decked linkspan will be used by Brittany Ferries’ new gas powered vessel, Honfleur, when she enters service next year.
The linkspan is part of an overall £9 million (US$13 million) project and is partially funded by a European Union PECS (Ports Energy and Carbon Savings) grant.
Ravestein is arranging to recycle the old linkspan.
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