Alfa Laval wins Mideast deal

The firm delivers to companies with high demands on technological quality and helps them optimise their processes

October 2014

Alfa Laval Group – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply compact heat exchangers to one of the biggest phosphoric acid plants in the world to be built in the Middle East. The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, has a value of approximately SEK55 million ($7.6 million) and deliveries are scheduledfor 2015.

The compact heat exchangers will be used in the production of phosphoric acid, an important ingredient in phosphate fertilisers.

“The petrochemical sector in the Middle East has grown significantly over the past 10 years, and this order confirms our position as a trustworthy supplier of equipment to an industry with very high demands,” says Lars Renström, president and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.

The Middle Eastern petrochemical industry reached an annual production of 121 million tonnes in 2012, and is accounting for 6 per cent of the global production capacity, according to a McKinsey study.

Earlier, the company announced it won an order to supply compact heat exchangers to an oil production facility in Canada. The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, has a value of approximately SEK80 million and delivery is scheduled for 2015.

The Alfa Laval compact heat exchangers will be used for heat recovery, providing reused heat in the oil production process, thereby maximising energy efficiency.

“This is the second large oil and gas-related order within a short period of time in North America, confirming our position as a strong supplier of equipment for the demanding applications seen in this industry,” said Renström.

Alfa Laval’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimising 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, oil and gas exploration, 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 organisation works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

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