10 airports – an end-to-end service solution for Swedavia

Swedish airport operator Swedavia, serving 37.6 million passengers annually, holds a leading position within environmental areas. Vilokan has been tasked with closing the loop system so that Swedavia can recycle and reuse valuable glycol from all 10 airports in Sweden.

Previously, 10,000 tonnes were sent to sewage treatment facilities. Instead the glycol can now be recycled!

Since 2011, Vilokan ADF Solutions has been commissioned nationally by Swedavia to reduce damage to the environment, clean water and recycle the glycol from the used de-icing fluids. This is done through a combination of technology and competence to ensure the lowest possible operating costs and the greatest possible environmental consideration.

Luleå since 2002

The first facility established for Swedavia is at Kallax Luleå Airport (LLA) and has been operational since 2002. It has been developed and improved over the years and is today a full-service facility with maximum capacity for glycol recycling.

Gothenburg since 2010

In 2010, Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) became the first airport to install a service solution from Vilokan ADF Solutions, which is also responsible for the running of the facility using its own staff.

Stockholm Arlanda since 2018

Swedavia will once again be a pioneer when it gives ADF Vilokan Solutions the responsibility for managing an end-to-end solution at a new, state-of-the-art facility which will become operational in the autumn of 2018 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN). Vilokan is responsible for everything, from financing and planning to construction and continuous operations. Swedavia is taking big strides in its sustainability efforts and Vilokan handles everything – thanks to the valuable raw material which can be reused. Win-win.

A network solution

With a wide-spread network of equipment and facilities, Vilokan is able to offer efficient solutions to every airport operated by Swedavia. For every individual case, there is an analysis of how far the process should be taken at each location and when it is better to continue the processing at one of the company’s other facilities. A solution constantly undergoing adaptation and development.

"Previously 10,000 tons was disposed of. Now the glycol can be recycled instead!"

Swedish airport operator Swedavia, with 37.6 million passengers, is a leading player when it comes to environmental issues Vilokan now closes the cycle so that Swedavia can recycle and reuse valuable glycol.

"We are now global leaders in glycol recycling"

Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport (YUL) has invested approx. 10 million CAD (approx. 65 million SEK) in a facility from Vilokan ADF Solutions. It will be operated by AeroMag 2000, who take care of the de-icing onsite.