Alfa Laval wins SEK 55 million marine environmental order from MAN
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order from MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems for two cruise ships. The order, which is for four scrubbers, is booked in the Marine & Offshore Systems segment. It has a value of approximately SEK 55 million and delivery is scheduled for 2013 and 2014.
The Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems will be installed onboard two luxury cruise liners, where they will remove over 98 percent of the sulphur oxides from the ship’s exhaust gas. By combining MAN’s engines with Alfa Laval’s PureSOx systems, these luxury cruise vessels can continue using heavy fuel oil instead of expensive, low-sulphur fuel and still meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) increasingly stringent requirements in Emission Controlled Areas (ECAs).
“This order proves the technical acceptance among the largest players in the marine industry for our Alfa Laval PureSOx system”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.
Did you know… that Alfa Laval estimates that 5,000 ships will be affected by the SOx convention, meaning vessels sailing more than 50 percent of their time in the Northern European ECA? Alfa Laval will, among those ships, focus on existing and new vessels with large engines and estimates that app. 1,000 – 2,000 vessels will be equipped with scrubbers over a five year period.
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 Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2012, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today about 16 400 employees.
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