Alfa Laval wins SEK 100 million cleantech order for a biofuel plant in Vietnam
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has received an order from PetroVietnam Group. The order value is about SEK 100 million and includes equipment and engineering solutions to an ethanol production plant in central Vietnam. Delivery is scheduled for 2010.
Alfa Laval’s heat exchangers, decanters and tank cleaning equipment will be used in the starch-based fermentation, distillation and dehydration processes of the ethanol plant. The plant in Vietnam will produce about 330,000 litres per day of fuel ethanol from cassava chips. “Biofuel continues to be an interesting area for Alfa Laval where our products play a vital role”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “By using Alfa Laval products and solutions it is possible to improve the yield and at the same time reduce the water consumption and increase the energy efficiency.” Did you know… that the PetroVietnam plant is part of the biofuel development program, ratified by the Vietnam Government last year, aiming at partly replacing traditional fuels with renewable energy? About Alfa Laval 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, 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 the Nordic Exchange, Nordic Large Cap, and, in 2008, posted annual sales of about SEK 28 billion (approx. 2.9 billion Euros). The company has some 12 000 employees. www.alfalaval.com For more information please contact: Peter Torstensson Senior Vice President, Communications Alfa Laval Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31 Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31