Milan-Malpensa Airport, recently rated Europe’s best mid-sized airport, increasingly embraces green operations when it comes to energy and environmental efficiency.
In a natural next step, SEA Milano, the association that oversees Milan-area airports, has expanded its environmental efforts by installing OCEM Airfield’s energy-efficient LED runway and traffic route lighting to replace its older, outdated halogen lighting.
The LED lights use less energy and are more reliable and longer-lasting, providing savings in energy, maintenance and replacement costs. The move is part of an overall effort to reduce Milan-Malpensa’s environmental impact; the airport recently switched to electric vehicles for its intra-airport ground transport.
Last summer, Milan-Malpensa was rated by the Airports Council International as the best European airport in the category of 10-25 million passengers annually for 2015. The award was based in part on the excellent quality of its infrastructure, which now includes investments in OCEM’s cutting-edge LED technology.
OCEM also recently completed a lighting installation at Rome-Fiumicino. Together the installations at Italy’s two largest airports provide a case study that demonstrates that OCEM’s Made in Italy lighting solutions are an effective and affordable option for any airport looking to transition to LED.
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Lighting the future
OCEM is a global airfield lighting solutions company with close to a century of experience in the commercial airfield industry. It has supplied lighting equipment to more than 1,000 airports on six continents and has installed more than 140 airfield control monitoring systems. Based in Bologna, Italy, OCEM — together with its partners Multi Electric (U.S.) and Augier Energy (France) — forms part of Aretè & Cocchi Technology, an industrial holding group focused on high-tech businesses leading niche industrial fields.