Exolum invests 12 million euros in the construction of a new fuel supply terminal at the Lanzarote airport

– The new facility will have a capacity of at least 6,000 cubic metres, a new loading area for refuelling units and energy efficiency enhancements
– The company will also undertake operational and maintenance activities at the fuel storage terminal


Exolum will invest 12 million euros in the construction of a new aviation fuel storage terminal and a new loading area for refuelling units at the Lanzarote airport. This new infrastructure will make it possible to offer better service to the various operators at the airport and maximise efficiency.

The new facility will have a storage capacity of at least 6,000 cubic metres divided amongst three above-ground tanks, with space and facilities foreseen for the construction of a fourth tank in the future. It will also feature two positions for simultaneous discharge of road tankers and a loading position for emergency situations.

The new loading area for refuelling units, in turn, will have four positions for Jet A1 loading, and the two facilities will be connected by means of underground pipes. An airside loading and unloading facility, along with a 3,000-litre AVGAS 100LL storage tank will also be available.

This full renovation includes new access roads and parking areas for into-plane fuelling vehicles. Furthermore, significant enhancements will be made in terms of energy efficiency, such as the construction of a photovoltaic power plant and installation of electric vehicle charging points. This new infrastructure will also be fitted out with state-of-the-art safety and environmental protection systems.

In addition, the project includes dismantling of the current facilities and existing pipeline and, when the work has been completed –in approximately 3 years– the company will operate the new facility for a period of 12 years.

The Lanzarote airport is the second airport, along with Tenerife Sur, operated by Exolum on the Canary Islands, thus positioning the company ideally to continue growing on the islands in the aviation fuel storage and distribution infrastructure management sector, in which Exolum has gained extensive experience through its activities at airports across Europe and Latin America.

Exolum is Europe’s leading logistics company for liquid products and one of the largest in the world. In the aviation sector, Exolum manages all types of fuel storage and distribution infrastructures, both on and off airport sites, including hydrant networks. It also provides into-plane fuelling and other specialised services.

Exolum is an IATA Strategic Partner and member of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG). In addition, it chairs the aviation committee of the Energy Institute and is an affiliate member of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and Airports Council International (ACI).

The company operates in eleven countries (Spain, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, the United States, Panama, Ecuador and Peru) with a pipeline network of over 6,000 kilometres, 69 storage terminals and 48 airport facilities, and a total storage capacity of more than 11 million cubic metres.