Gardermoen Airport

Gardermoen Airport
Project executed by
Envac Scandinavia AB
Project status
Norway / Airport

Oslo Airport Gardermoen, opened in 1998, is situated 47 km north of the capital.

The airport has a capacity of 2.800 passengers departing and 2.800 passengers arriving per hour. This gives an annual passenger capacity of approximately 17 million.

Thanks to the considerations that has been taken in planning and building the airport, Oslo Airport Gardermoen has become environmentally adapted.

The installation of an underground waste transport system from Envac was an important part of the environmental infrastructure. The main reason for choosing the system was to minimize traffic on the apron and improve safety and hygiene conditions.

The waste collection terminal is situated in the technical maintenance area outside the airport.

The system handles 3 waste streams (two types of paper and the incinerable waste).

12 inlets, connected to an underground pipe net, are strategically located on the apron, handling the waste from the aircrafts. This helps to keep waste collection traffic off the apron and the number of staff passing through the custom areas can be reduced to a minimum.

Inlets are also installed inside the airport terminal, on the pier and in an adjacent office building.

The order has been received in collaboration with Envac's Norwegian partner Caverion (a former part of YIT).

Basic project information
In operation since1998
Project completed1998
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaAirport
Design capacity5 tonnes
Number of fractions3
Number of inlets68
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Paper, Card/Carboard