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Monday, May 18, 2009

The Cruiseterminal - The World's Floating Dock

Even by Dubai's standards the Cruiseterminal is an extravagant project. Rigged to a foundation in the Persian Gulf it can host three of the largest cruise ships. Its an integrated system comprising of its own photovoltaic electricity generation subsystem, an entertainment and retail subsystem, a 180 room lodging subsystem, docks for tens of smaller boats.

A system such as the cruiseterminal brings new challenges not only to system design and development, but also system operations, support and maintainability.

To check pictures of the Dubai floating Cruiseterminal among other structures, check De51gn at http://de51gn.com/design/the-floating-world-of-koen-olthuis/

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