Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to retrofit Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems onboard four vessels.
The order, which comes from a new customer in Germany, is booked in the Marine & Offshore Systems segment. It has a value of approximately SEK 75 million and delivery is scheduled for 2015.
The order comprises hybrid systems for four RoRo vessels (ships with built-in ramps that allow the cargo to be efficiently rolled on and off the vessel when in port). A hybrid system enables switching between open and closed loop, giving a unique operational flexibility.
“I am very pleased to announce yet another scrubber order. The fact that it comes from a new customer confirms our system’s reliability and performance in reducing sulphur oxide, be it for retrofits or for installation onboard new vessels,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.
IMO’s convention for the reduction of sulphur oxides (SOx) will affect all vessels, both new and existing. The convention demands that sulphur emission levels in certain Emission Control Areas (ECAs) shall be cut to 0.1 percent from the year 2015 and that the global emission level must not exceed 0.5 per cent from the year 2020. To reach these levels ship owners can either use more expensive low-sulphur fuel or, on vessels where it is suitable, continue to run the ship on heavy fuel oil and invest in a scrubber such as Alfa Laval’s PureSOx.
Did you know that… Alfa Laval PureSOx has a modular construction which ensures a compact and energy-efficient scrubber installation both for retrofits and installation aboard new vessels?
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 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today about 16 300 employees.
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