Airports that use technological solutions and services from Vilokan ADF Solutions:

  • Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO)
  • Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN)
  • Göteborg-Landvetter Airport (GOT)
  • Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA)
  • Malmö Airport (Sturup) (MMX)
  • Luleå Airport (Kallax) (LLA)
  • Umeå Airport (UME)
  • Åre Östersund Airport (Frösön) (OSD)
  • Visby Airport (VBY)
  • Kiruna Airport (KRN)
  • Ronneby Airport (RNB)

Airports where Vilokan ADF Solutions has supplied equipment:

  • Montreal Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport (YUL)
  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW)
  • Oslo airport, Gardermoen (OSL)
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Vilokan ADF Solutions has delivered two systems that take care of used 
de-icing fluid that is collected on the de-icing surfaces at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The liquid normally contains about 10% glycol and the final product will be a filtered product containing at least 50% glycol.

These two facilities are built by our sister company Vilokan Recycling Tech in Sweden and are pre-assembled in two 40-foot containers and basically allow a “plug and play” installation on site.

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.

Stockholm Skavsta Airport – recycling via an app

Since 2016, Vilokan ADF Solutions has an on-site presence in Stockholm/Nyköping at Skavsta Airport (NYO). Here the used de-icing fluid is gathered and cleaned. The concentration of the glycol is then increased in order for the recycling process to continue at one of Vilokan’s other facilities in Stockholm.

As the end-to-end solution involves transportation, Vilokan assumes full responsibility for this part of the process too. It is crucial that the logistics are adapted to ensure the best possible environmental and financial benefits both now and in the future. There were no other technical solutions on the market which met the level of optimisation that Vilokan aims to deliver. It therefore develops its own software.

Vilokan ADF Solutions has developed an app for airports that automatically informs when it is shortly time for collection. An order is generated and transportation is arranged. The app also has an integrated fluid quality control. Everything is monitored online from Vilokand’s head office in Strömstad.

“We’re going to be world leaders in glycol recycling”

Philippe Rainville, Vice-President, Planning, Engineering and Construction at Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) is enthusiastic when he presents the new recycling facility in 2014. Vilokan ADF Solutions is behind this impressive facility which handles the entire process, from the collection of used de-icing fluids through a series of complex procedures, to new recycled de-icing fluids that can be mixed and used directly at the airport. A closed loop system for the environment, the economy and the future.

Remote control from Sweden

Vilokan operates the facility for several years before the de-icing operator AeroMag 2000 is ready to take over the operations. Even after that, a large part of the facility is run from Vilokan’s head office in Strömstad, Sweden. Pumps and the quality of the fluids can be monitored from there. Vilokan also has the role of a pure technology provider.

First of its kind

Montreal-Pierre Trudeau Airport (YUL) is Canada’s fourth largest airport and is used by more than 14 million passengers annually. The recycling facility from Vilokan is the first of its kind to be built in North America and it is completely integrated with AeroMag’s existing facility at the airport.

"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.