Sliding Roof Access – Ferrari World

Sliding Roof Access - Ferrari World Ferrari World Surespan Case Study

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi needed a unique solution to allow for maintenance of rollercoaster carts. Due to restricted space, a sliding hatch was proposed to allow easy craning in and out. Surespan manufactured and supplied a SLHE Aluminium, thermally broken, single leaf, electrically operated, sliding roof access hatch.


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The hatch was a large 5400 x 4000 structural opening sliding hatch. Traditional roof access hatches would require various actuators, stays and central support beams on covers this size, a sliding hatch allowed maximum clear space.

The lid is designed to slide across the width (4000mm) on runners sitting on the roof.

Operated by a 230v geared motor.

The lid and upstand are filled with 50mm thick CFC and HCFC free Polyisocyanurate insulation which offers a U-Value of 0.43W/m²K.

The hatch is designed to sit on a 150mm wide upstand (by others) and is provided with a purpose made flashing fitted with brush seal.

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