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New Nuuk Airport, Greenland, opened with the help of OCEM Airfield.


YEAR 2020

OCEM Airfield supplies the Airfield Ground Lighting needs for the new Nuuk Airport in Greenland

OCEM Airfield has supported the new NUUK airport, enabling it to operate in all weather conditions thanks to its state-of-the-art airfield ground lighting solutions.

Greenland is the world’s largest island, located between the Arctic and the Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It is an Autonomous administrative division within the Kingdom of Denmark.

Three-quarters of Greenland are covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside of Antarctica. It has the world’s largest national park called the Northeast Greeenland National Park. Known for its unique natural beauty, more and more tourists are finding their way to Greenland, in 2019 more than 60,000 tourists found their way to the country, tripling the number of tourists in just a few years’ time.

With tourism so rapidly expanding throughout the last decade, the Government of Greenland decided to build three new airports. The new airport of Nuuk, the capital and largest city of Greenland is the first airport hat has been refurbished, its runway has been expanded and a new terminal was built. The new runway opened in November, 2022.

The airport authorities selected OCEM Airfield to deliver all airfield ground lighting needs. This is a real honor as airfield ground lighting installed in Greenland needs to be able to cope with one of the most demanding weather conditions in the world and needs to meet all sustainability targets. Not only do the airfield ground lights and cables need to perform in temperatures going down as low as -55°C but the airport also put in place a number of very strict technical requirements which only OCEM Airfield was able to meet.

As part of the contract OCEM Airfield has supplied all runway- and taxiway lights with arctic kits, it’s powerful thyristor based regulators the DIAM 41 as well as all accessories like the cabling and the approach masts.

You can have a look at the new runway via this video, click here to see it on our Youtube channel.

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