Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply Alfa Laval PureBallast systems to a leading shipyard in South Korea. The order, booked in the Marine & Diesel Equipment segment late March, has a value of approximately SEK 50 million. Delivery will start in 2013 and be finalized in 2014.
The Alfa Laval PureBallast systems will be installed onboard vessels where they will clean the ballast water down to a limit complying with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) convention and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) legislation, before it is discharged.
“This order confirms the growing demand for our PureBallast system for new vessels”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “It is also encouraging to notice that during the last months there is an increasing interest among ship-owners for ballast water treatment for their existing fleet.”
The IMO convention “International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water & Sediments” will enter into force one year after ratification by 30 states, representing 35 percent of the world’s tonnage. Today 36 states have ratified, representing 29 percent of the world fleet. Once the convention is ratified Alfa Laval estimates that 35,000 ships will be equipped with ballast water treatment systems during the following ten years – of which 15,000 are newly built vessels and 20,000 are existing vessels.
Alfa Laval’s PureBallast is the world’s first chemical-free solution for ballast water treatment that fully complies with IMO standards.
Did you know that… on April 2, Alfa Laval launched the third generation of its market-leading ballast water treatment system, Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.0? It uses up to 60 percent less energy and – although it is 50 percent smaller than its predecessors – it will be able to handle flows of up to 6000 m³/h?
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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