Vilokan ADF Solutions reinforces its position as a supplier of world-leading recycling solutions for used de-icing fluid.
Since the start of last week, Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport (YUL) has been recycling used de-icing fluid using a full service recycling facility supplied by Vilokan ADF Solutions. The facility was constructed on assignment from de-icing operator AeroMag 2000 and airport operator Aeroports de Montreal (ADM). The commissioning was highlighted by a grand opening ceremony at AeroMag’s facility in the airport area on 29th October, attended by media, industry representatives and politicians.
”This facility makes us a world-leader in the recycling of ethylene glycol and is an important step in our efforts to promote sustainable development in all aspects of our operations,” says Philippe Rainville, Vice-President, Planning, Engineering and Construction at ADM.
The total investment amounts to about CAD 10 million (about SEK 65 million) and allows both the recycling of ethylene glycol to a concentration of 99.5% and mixing of new de-icing fluid under the same roof. The commissioning means that the facility is now the world’s most modern system for recycling used de-icing fluid and Vilokan ADF Solutions thereby strengthens its position as a world leading supplier of recycling facilities for used de-icing fluid.
The facility means more predictable costs for de-icing operations and about 30% lower costs for airline de-icing. In addition, there are environmental benefits in the form of reduced resource utilisation and fewer transports.
Aeromag 2000 was founded in 1997 and currently operates de-icing operations in North America and the United Kingdom. Today, AeroMag 2000 is responsible for de-icing at the airports in Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal (Dorval and Mirabel), as well as Heathrow (London) and Newark (New York). On average, 9,400 aircraft are processed each year.