Alfa Laval wins order to supply equipment for the world’s first FLNG facility
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order from a Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC) to supply Alfa Laval equipment to Shell’s Prelude FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) facility. Alfa Laval is unable to disclose the exact value of the order due to a confidentiality agreement.
FLNG opens up new business opportunities for countries looking to develop their gas resources, bringing more natural gas to the market and Shell is the first to go ahead with an FLNG project, Prelude FLNG.
The Alfa Laval equipment consists of desalination units, heat exchangers and filters. The desalination units will convert sea water into fresh water to be used for steam generation, process water and potable water. The heat exchangers will use seawater in the vital cooling applications in the gas liquefaction process.
“We are very proud to be part of this technology breakthrough in the energy field”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “This order confirms our strong position as a reliable partner to the major players in the oil and gas industry.”
Did you know that… the Prelude facility being built by the TSC at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, Korea will measure 488 meters from bow to stern and weighing around 600,000 tones when fully loaded? It will be moored over 200 kilometers from land in Western Australia and will produce gas from offshore subsea fields, treat and liquefy it onboard via a cooling process before storing and exporting the LNG via conventional LNG carriers.
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 2011, posted annual sales of about SEK 28.6 billion (approx. 3.2 billion Euros).
The company has 16 000 employees.
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