30-TGD Hòn Thom
|Customer||Sun Group Corporation|
|Location||Phú Quôc, Vietnam|
|Vertical rise||6.0 m|
|Inclined length||7,900.0 m|
|Trip time||16 min|
|Cabins||69 + 1|
The vacation islands Phú Quôc and Hòn Thom in southern Vietnam are linked by a 3S gondola lift which is almost eight kilometers long and sets a world record.
It is nearly one and one-half kilometers longer than the previous record holder, Fansipan Legend on Vietnam’s tallest mountain. At 7,900 meters, the 3S gondola lift Hòn Thom in southern Vietnam is the world’s longest tricable ropeway. It connects the two vacation islands Phú Quôc and Hòn Thom and is a highlight for every visitor. The south of the country was already a popular vacation destination before the ropeway was built. The modern lift installation is making another major contribution toward the development of tourism in Vietnam – on the one hand as part of the infrastructure, on the other as an attraction in its own right. The route of the gondola lift crosses the sea, and the towers – the highest of which rises up 164 meters – were also built on two smaller islands that lie between the two vacation islands. This gives passengers a breathtaking view.
A 3S lift is particularly well suited to an alignment of this type. It offers high wind stability, enables long unsupported rope spans and has low power consumption. In addition, the Hòn Thom 3S lift is fitted with many technical refinements. The carriage wheel generator developed by Doppelmayr, for example, supplies the electricity for the lighting and PA system during the trip. For maximum safety in an evacuation scenario, the ropeway features an integrated recovery concept. Additional safety devices and redundant components that operate independently of one another make it possible to return the cabins to the station without having to rescue passengers on the line.