Alicante Port, the well renowned commercial and cruise ship terminal, has undergone an upgrade to benefit from a Gatic Slotdrain high-capacity surface water drainage system.
Slotdrain UltraSlot was specified during the re-conditioning of Dock 19. This will increase capacity from 300,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 463,000 TEU.
Luis Triguero, International Sales Manager, comments: “UltraSlot was chosen by specifier SETI, SA, who are well established within the ports sector and who have worked with Gatic products for many years.
“The engineer in charge was familiar with the mechanical and hydraulic advantages of UltraSlot and requested a competitive price for the project. As Gatic is so well established in the Spanish market, we could exceed their expectations.”
UltraSlot is used in external concrete areas which are subject to constant traffic, such as airports and ports. This high-capacity system is designed to ensure sufficient depth of concrete cover over the main body of the channel to withstand ultra-heavy-duty loads of up to F900 – 90 tonnes.
Luis continues: “The biggest challenge we faced was ensuring the system could withstand the consistent, heavy traffic that will always be moving throughout the port.
“However, thanks to its capacity to bear heavy loads, UltraSlot proved to be one of the best drainage options on the market.”
The UltraSlot Channel system was specified for 300 metres and featured stepped fall development. Work on the dock was complete in September 2020.
For almost 30 years, Gatic has specialised in integrated, high-capacity surface water management and over 100 years with Engineered Access Covers. Its surface water drainage systems capture, control and return run-off into the natural water cycle on many projects worldwide.
The full Gatic range comprises exterior surface water channels, high-capacity channels, linear and slot drainage, and Engineered Access Covers, which are ideal for the most demanding Infrastructure, Industrial and Commercial projects.
Luis concludes: “We have worked with the client across a number of different projects over the years and they are always open to our advice on applying the most beneficial and cost-effective solutions.”
Want to find out more? See how Slotdrain UltraSlot can help on your next project by clicking the link.
To read about Slotdrain being specified for the UK’s largest Transatlantic port in Liverpool, click here.
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