Teruel Airport is doubling its efforts to fly higher. The Governing Council of the Teruel Consortium approved three new works to expand this infrastructure in which the activity carried out in these facilities will be expanded, which now directly employs 433 people, besides laying the foundations for future growth.
The three tenders for these works are scheduled to be held this December, with a global value of more than 16 million euros, to start their production in the coming months. In addition, in the coming years, the mayor of Teruel, Emma Buj, expects to invest 60 million euros.
Specifically, this includes the asphalting of the parking lot corresponding to phase V, the expansion of the aircraft parking apron in phase III, and the new car parking in front of the general services building.
One of these works, the expansion of parking lots, has a soft budget of 13.82 million euros and an implementation period of 15 months. At this time, the adaptation of the lands to the new area located in the General Interest Plan of Aragon (PIGA) should be carried out. In this way, it is planned to expand the aircraft parking streets to have more parking capacity for long-stay aircraft, a line that forms the main activity of Teruel Airport, along with recycling and fixing the plane.
Another of the works corresponds to the expansion of the phase III aircraft parking platforms. In this case, the soft budget is 2.28 million euros, and the implementation period includes a period of 6 months. The work will allow for a larger surface area to be added to the existing platform by paving an area of approximately 35,000 square meters. This tender will facilitate the airport to increase the parking possibilities of the aircraft because it is added to 4 B-733 type aircraft, an A-380 type aircraft, or a B-747 type aircraft.
Finally, the third of the works that received approval is the new parking lot in front of the general services building. On this occasion, the work will focus on the creation of 160 new parking spaces to meet the needs of future workers who will arrive at Teruel Airport. With the additional activity, approximately 500 new direct jobs will be created, adding to the existing 433, bringing the total to 900 jobs. To this number, we must add 3,600 indirect jobs, so that, in the next four years, there will be 4,500 direct and indirect jobs.
“We need to improve the facilities at the airport. If more workers arrive daily, we need to provide parking spaces,” explained Octavio López, Minister of Development, Housing, Mobility, and Logistics and president of the Teruel Airport Consortium.
These parking facilities will be operated in a sustainable manner. In this way, it is planned that canopies with photovoltaic panels will be installed as part of the commitment to renewable energy at Teruel Airport.
In addition to these tenders, the conduct of the Governing Council also made it possible to learn about other works that are underway at the Teruel Airport Platform (PLATA). In this case, the work focuses on a 5,000-square-meter warehouse in the industrial zone, a 1,500-square-meter warehouse in the southern zone, and a fence and road in the aerospace zone.
Among these works, the most advanced is the one made by the company Emipesa, which manages the fence and roads of the aerospace area. The completion of these works, for the amount of 216,523.47 euros, is expected to be completed in the near future, thus separating the aerospace area from the aircraft parking field.
For its part, the 5,000-square-meter warehouse is in the earthworks phase and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2024. The cost of this work is 1.75 million euros and is being implemented by UTE Urbialba-Emipesa.
Finally, another warehouse, measuring 1,500 square meters, will be located in the southern part, in place of the old booths of the shooting range. These works, carried out by the same joint venture as the previous infrastructure, have a construction period of eight months. The cost of project implementation and work is 1.29 million euros.