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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Names
Spanish term or phrase:Polo (químico de Huelva)
This is the name of a large industrial polygon of chemical industries in Spain. I really just want to know why it's called "polo" and whether it should be translated or not.
"Buena imagen, impacta más si ves todas las chimeneas que en Huelva y sus alrededores (Polo químico de Huelva; puerto exterior, refinerías, cuatro centrales." )
Reference information: Neil: In soc sci jargon, it is common to talk about development "poles." The idea for a government to maximize production through economies of scale by locating similar types of industries near to one another. See the articles in the links below. From the second it says:
The main criterion for the selection of Bahia as the location for such investment was the infrastructure existing within the state. Manpower, raw materials and utilities (such as water, vapor and electricity power) are available at the Petrochemical Pole; a company internationally renowned for the quality of its effluent treatment is installed at the Pole; logistics include two options for maritime transportation - Aratu and Salvador.
Reference information: I guess that the concept they use is "attraction pole". Think of a "magnetic" pole. This is a location designed to attract industries (chemical industries in this case).
There have been a lot of "polos de desarrollo" here in the second half of the past century.
psicutrinius Spain Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 23
Note to reference poster
Asker: Very interesting. I wish I could give you the points, since yourself and psicutrinius are the only posters so far to have answered my actual query.
Asker: Interesting, although I think the logic (of the concept, not yours) is skewed. Opposite poles atract each other, but this is about similar industries. Oh well, we live and learn. Thanks for your input :)