Alfa Laval wins another refinery order in Russia

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has received an order for spiral heat exchangers from a refinery in Russia. The order value is about SEK 65 million and delivery is scheduled for 2010.

The Alfa Laval spiral heat exchangers will be used in the refinery process where the viscosity of the heavy oil is reduced in order to achieve lighter products, such as heating oil and diesel. The Alfa Laval spiral heat exchangers are more resistant to fouling than the competing shell and tube technology, thereby prolonging the operating plant lifetime and reducing the shutdowns for maintenance and service. “We have a strong position in the Russian refinery market, where 28 out of the 30 refineries are customers to Alfa Laval”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “Our complete range of efficient products plays an increasingly important role in the modernization of the Russian refineries.” Did you know that … Russia is the second biggest oil producer in the world and that the majority of the Russian refineries, built during the Soviet era, are in need of or under modernization?

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Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2016, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.6 billion (approx. 3.77 billion Euros). The company has about 17 000 employees.

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