1. What is Platea like?
The Teruel Industrial Logistics Platform covers a total area of 2,545,510 square metres, distributed as follows:
- Zone for activity areas: 1,413,851, divided into:
- Equipment zones for social interest uses: 116,218 square metres
- Green zones in the public domain and for public use: 392,194 square metres
- Logistics-Industrial area: 519,390 square metres
- Railway Logistics-Industrial area: 574,818 square metres
- Technological-Industrial area: 203,604 square metres
- Services area: 114,039 square metres
- Road Network and Parking: 452,332 square metres
- Infrastructures: 48,966 square metres
- General Rail System: 121,949 square metres
Platea borders National road N-234 to the north and the La Paz Industrial Estate to the east, which has a high level of economic activity.
2. The Water Cycle
2.1 Rainwater drainage
Platea has separating networks, with separate pipes for rainwater and sewage. The rainwater generated both on the plots and the roads is collected by the development’s rainwater network. The network is branched and has three discharge points to the public course due to the topography of the land. The developed areas to the north of national road N-234 discharge to two ravines that run into the Concud brook. The developed areas to the south of national road N-234 have a collection network which empties into a discharge outlet carrying the flows to the Guadalaviar river, where they are evacuated.
The discharge outlet is a total of 1,430 metres long. In the first 910 metres it consists of a concrete pipe of 2,500 millimetres in diameter. The remaining 520 metres is in an open-section channel 3 metres wide and of variable height (between 2.65 and 3.75 metres).
Platea has an independent sewer network. All the sewage generated on the platform’s plots is collected through a branched network, which flows into the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). All the plots have sewage connections to the network.
The Waste Water Treatment Plant works uses biological treatment of activated sludge by extended aeration, with the water line completed by a conventional disinfection treatment with hypochlorite and flow measurement. The sludge line involves mechanical sludge dewatering using a decanter centrifuge and a sludge collection hopper. The WWTP has the capacity to treat an average daily flow of 1,500 cubic metres.
Platea has its own substation for transforming from 132 to 20 kilovolts. This substation has two transformers of 20 MVA each.
Eight circuits supply the entire platform from the substation. For greater security of and support to supply, four Distribution Centres have been planned, spread around various locations on the platform. Supply to the plots is at medium voltage, at 20 kilovolts. There are also 18 transformer centres to supply public lighting and other demands.
4. Services and Data of Interest
Platea offers the following service networks:
- Rainwater drainage
- Drinking water supply
In relation to the last item, provision is made for up to three telecommunications companies to operate on the Platea site. To offer this service, a large number of 110-millimetre pipes have been installed in the services area to be able to accommodate the different operators. There is also a fibre optic network.
5. Platea’s Roads
The roads in Platea have been designed as a grid to provide the platform’s traffic with agility and manoeuvrability. The main entrance to the platform is via a roundabout on the N-234 road. This entrance enables all kinds of manoeuvres and gives access to both the area north of the road and the zone to the south of it.
Platea has two main arteries. The first, which is the main access to the Platform, runs perpendicular to the N-234 road and acts as the backbone. The second runs parallel to the N-234 and gives transverse access to the majority of the plots. All the roads are generously dimensioned, allowing circulation without obstacles for all types of vehicles.
The main roads have a zone of installations at each side where the majority of the infrastructure is located. This zone of installations is terminated under soil, meaning connections can be made to plots without the need to dig up roadways or pavements.
Apart from the main entrance, there are two points of connection between Platea and the La Paz Industrial Estate, offering good connectivity between the two activity centres.