Cableways


Cableway of Funchal - Madeira

Cableway with a single-cable system travelling 3,178 m, ascending 560 m and with the capacity for 800 persons per hour.

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: Teleféricos da Madeira, S.A.
Completion period: 15 months

Vertical ascent: 560 m
Length with a gradient: 3,178 m
Speed: 5 m/s
Capacity: 800 pax/h
Cars: 39 un x 8 pax
Maximum span between towers: 511 m

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Cableway of Vila Nova de Gaia

Cableway used for practical and tourist purposes connecting the Gaia Quay to the Morro Garden. It has 12 cars for 8 passengers and a capacity of 940 pax/h in each direction in a 3.48-minute route.

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: TELEF – Transportes por Cabo e Concessões, S.A.
Completion period: 19 months

Driving of DN800 piles: 237.20 m/8 un
Driving of DN600 piles: 47.40 m/2 un
Micropiles: 336 m/8 un
Anchors: 707 m/59 un
Rock bolting: 90 m
Concrete: 32,764 m3
Steel: 267 tons
Formwork: 11,200 m2
Excavation in rock: 3,870 m3

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Cableway of Fajã dos Padres

Reversible dual-cable cableway “Doppelmayr-Inauen Schatti” type 8-ATW with two cars / 8 passengers with automatic opening.

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: Sociedade Agrícola Fajã dos Padres, Lda.
Completion period: 11 months

Equipment Description:
Reversible dual-cable cableway “Doppelmayr-Inauen Schatti” type 8-ATW
2 cars / 8 passengers with automatic opening
Horizontal length: 393 m
Gradient: 315 m
Length with a gradient: 505 m
Medium gradient: 80.31%
Transport capacity: 180 pax/h
Speed: 6 m/s, minimum trip duration of 2.17 minutes
AC Motor of 75 kW, 3 x 400 V, 50 Hz

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Cableway of Garajau

Cableway for accessing the beach area, with a vertical rise of 153 m, 250 m with a gradient and a capacity for 225 pax/h.

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: Autonomous Region of Madeira – Regional Secretary of Social Equipment Completion period: 10 months

Vertical Ascent: 153 m
Speed: 4 m/s
Length with a gradient: 250 m
Capacity: 225 pax/h

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Cableway of Cabo Girão

Cableway between Europe’s highest cliff, 600 m high, and the foot of Cabo Girão. Installation used to transport not only tourists and farmers, but also farm products and equipment.

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: Associação de Agricultores das Fajãs do Cabo Girão
Completion period: 11 months

Vertical Ascent: 239 m
Speed: 4 m/s
Length with a gradient: 415 m
Capacity: 154 pax/h

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Cableway of Ponta do Sol

Dual-purpose cableway for persons and merchandise

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: Town Council of Ponta do Sol
Completion period: 8 months

Vertical Ascent: 136 m
Speed: 3 m/s
Length with a gradient: 230 m
Capacity: 40 pax/h

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Dual-purpose Cableway - Sítio Rocha do Navio - Santana

Cableway used mainly by local farmers to transport fruit, vegetables and other products from areas of difficult access to the central warehouse at the top of the mountain.

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: Regional Secretary of Agriculture, Forests and Fishing
Completion period: 8 months


Vertical Ascent: 296.40 m
Speed: 5 m/s
Length with a gradient: 761 m
Capacity: 90 pax/h

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Design and Construction of the Coimbra Market Lift

Design and construction of two panoramic lifts, one vertical hydraulic lift and another that is electric and inclined over rails. The work included geotechnical surveys, demolitions, excavations, construction of the infrastructures, assembly of the lifts, paving, electrification and landscaping. Three access thresholds were also built (Market, Archive and Top).

CHARACTERISTICS

Client: Coimbra City Council
Completion period: 6 months

Vertical
Make: Maspero Elevatori
Model: XL/MA11
Capacity: 11 pax / 859 kg
Speed: 0.63 m/s
Stops: 2
Route: 15 m

Sloped
Make: Maspero Elevatori
Model: Koala
Capacity: 20 pax / 1,500 kg
Speed: 1.5 m/s
Stops: 3
Route: 65 m

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