Vila Olympica

Vila Olympica
Barcelona
Spain
Project executed by
Envac Iberia
Project status
Completed
Keywords
Spain / Residential area

Vila Olympica was the first facility in Spain, and a model to be analysed by other municipalities around the world. It's still in process of enlargement, and its situation close to the sea marks why it is the most visited facility in Spain.

Vila Olympica, started up in 1992 operated by Envac O&M Department. At first just collected 5.000 dwelling; nowadays, it's collecting more than 12.000, and this fact forced to enlarge it urgently. It's a complex facility, due to its log life. It's collecting one fraction in the old part, and two fractions in the enlargement. Around 15 tones a day, in a high level area close to the sea, and extending its scope from new to existing areas.

Basic project information
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Project startup1990
In operation since1992
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaResidential area, Residential area
Design capacity56,3 tons per day
Area size187
Number of fractions2
Number of inlets1000
Total metres of pipe24633
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Food/Organic waste