Alfa Laval wins SEK 50 million energy efficiency order in South Africa

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order from Wärtsilä to supply Alfa Laval Aalborg waste heat recovery system to a gas-fired power plant in South Africa. The order, booked in the Marine & Diesel Equipment segment late December 2012, has a value of approximately SEK 50 million. Delivery is scheduled for 2013.

The Alfa Laval Aalborg heat recovery boilers will be installed in a newly built power plant in Sasolburg where they will recover waste heat from the gas engines’ exhaust gases and utilize this energy to generate superheated steam for the refinery process of the nearby ethylene production plant.

“Our Alfa Laval Aalborg waste heat recovery systems are used in a wide range of applications, where they save fuel and hence reduce emissions by reusing energy that otherwise would be wasted”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “By using these systems the plant owners improve their bottom line and make their processes more sustainable.”

Did you know that… this will be the largest power plant running exclusively on gas engines to be installed on the African continent?

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 2011, posted annual sales of about SEK 28.6 billion (approx. 3.2 billion Euros). The company has today about 16 000 employees.

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

Gabriella Grotte
Investor Relations Manager
Alfa Laval
Tel: +46 46 36 74 82
Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82


About Us

Alfa Laval is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress – always going the extra mile to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets. Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day. It’s all about Advancing better™. Alfa Laval has 17,500 employees. Annual sales in 2019 were SEK 46.5 billion (approx. EUR 4.4 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq OMX.


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