The snow is ploughed into a waterproof asphalted pool with an area of 10,000 m².
Through three pipes, the snow pool leads the melted water to the pumping house.
The superstructure stands above ground level, with the switchboard, pressure tank and a container to catch spill from the sieve conveyor.
Most of the important installations such as the circulation pumps, pump sump, drain sump, overflow sump and belt sieve are found in the sub-basement.
Excess water is spread over the terrain to drain the storage in winter.
A heat exchanger in the pump house transfer the cooling to the airports central system.
The airport's neighbor is a municipal wastewater treatment plant.
Treated water previously released in a local river is now "borrowed" by the airport terminals.
"We extract energy from this water, before we release it back into the river," says Frode Fjeldstad.
By using a two-step heat pump the heat is refined before supplying it into the district heating system operated at the new terminal.
2009 - ongoing
Senior prosjektleder, samt prosjektsjef for flyplasser