Exolum is awarded the tender for operation and maintenance of the fuel terminal at Paris-Charles de Gaulle international Airport

  • The company will invest more than 200 million euros in the maintenance and development of the current facilities to cover future demand for kerosene and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the airport.

This concession contract, signed on January 17, 2024, consolidates the company’s international footprint in the aviation fuel storage and distribution infrastructure management sector.


The concession, granted by Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris) and for which operations are expected to start in April 2025, will have a minimum duration of 20 years and includes the operation and maintenance of the fuel distribution facilities and the airport’s hydrant network at Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport, which is approximately 80 km long.

The project also includes an investment of more than €200 million for the maintenance and renovation of the current facilities, and the development of new infrastructures to support the growing integration of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) at the airport.

Jorge Guillén, Spain Region Lead at Exolum, has said that “our entry in Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is a milestone in the growth strategy of Exolum. As an independent leader in aviation logistics, our aim is to provide an excellent service at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with sustained investment to maintain first class international infrastructures and operational standards at an airport equipped to supply SAF”.

With more than 67 million passengers in 2023, Paris-Charles de Gaulle is the third busiest airport in Europe behind Istanbul Airport in Turkey and London Heathrow.

The award of this concession contract consolidates Exolum’s international presence in the management of aviation fuel distribution infrastructures, a sector in which the company has extensive experience, gained by carrying out this activity at airports in six countries in Europe and Latin America.

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).                    

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.

The company operates in eleven countries (Spain, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, the United Estates, Panama, Ecuador and Peru) with a pipeline network of over 6,000 kilometres, 69 storage terminals and 47 airport facilities, and a total storage capacity of more than 11 million cubic metres.


 Madrid, 7 February 2024