Some industries and businesses require specialized infrastructure and others need extra stability and security. Satsop Business Park has the unique infrastructure to support both needs. Because it was originally designed to serve a nuclear power plant - which was never finished, fueled or fired - Satsop Business Park has extraordinary infrastructure that makes it easier to conduct business on a daily basis as well as to ensure security in case of extenuating circumstances such as natural disasters.
In addition, in the last 10 years, the infrastructure has continued to be refined to meet the needs of companies choosing to locate at the Park. In fact, in 2004, the Park was the winner of the Governor's Economic Development Award for Infrastructure.
The site has approximately 600 acres of fully developed, cleared, graded, heavily pre-loaded land. This is surrounded by 1,200 acres of FSC-certified, sustainably managed forestland.
|Satsop's available infrastructure includes:
- Upland development with imported compacted fill for building sites
- Multiple heavy-duty access roads above 100-year flood plain
- Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) completed for heavy industrialization
- Two complete storm water collection systems
- Installed underground utilities for fire protection, water, sewer, phone and fiber
- Natural gas 4-inch and 20-inch lines
- Access to Chehalis River for shipping via recently renovated industrial-sized barge slip
- Road to barge slip built and tested to a 900-ton load capacity
|Key Infrastructure Features
- Four separate fiber connections serve the Park coming from different directions and various providers.
- Two on-site power switch yards, one BPA and one Grays Harbor PUD
- Power: Redundant 115kV BPA feeds
- 41.5 MVA main transformer with back-up
- Underground 12.5KV site distribution system
- Both potable and industrial water wells
- Four water storage tanks for fire protection and potable water, total of 1,030,000 gallons
- Fire protection pumping to 10,000 gallons per minute
- 496-foot natural draft cooling tower with a 24.4 acre-feet cooling pond basin; potential heat exchange capacity is 6.8 billion BTU/hour
- Spray header distribution to tower
- Optional wastewater treatment plant - 50,000 gallons per day - sized for a workforce of 5,000