O’Hare Central Deicing Facility – Paving and Utilities 

As we all know, O’Hare is one of the busiest airports in the world. In 2019 we were topping the 900,000 flight operations.  Due to this, building a new aircraft deicing facility has become a game changer for all operations, especially during winter.  The new deicing facility has the foot print of 835,000 square feet (the size of 17 football fields); it is the largest of its kind in the nation. It can accommodate 20 narrow-body airplanes or five wide-body airplanes at the same time.  In this project Cabo installed a Glycol Diversion System that collects and stores all deicing fluid used for recycling. Also, Cabo performed all site utility work which consisted of a new storm sewer system, new water main system, a sanitary lift station as well as new sanitary linesAll work was completed in 20 months. 

Quick Facts

Project Name: O’Hare Central Deicing Facility – Paving and Utilities 

Owner: City of Chicago, Department of Aviation (CDA) 

Location: O’Hare International Airport Chicago, IL 

General Contractor: Plote Construction 

Subcontractor: Cabo Construction Corp. 

Contract Value: $ 14,200,000.00 

Completion Date: 09/17/2019 

Industry: Aviation 


Our Approach

It starts with safety! At Cabo we believe that making our work environment safe is our top priority even before we get to the work site.

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