Lund, Sweden 08 December 2014 -- Alfa Laval - a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - has won an order to supply a complete process line to a pulp mill in Russia. The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, has a value of approximately SEK 50 million and delivery is scheduled for 2015.
The order comprises decanters, separators, compact heat exchangers and fluid handling equipment for a plant, manufacturing high-quality tall oil in Russia. The plant, which will start up towards the end of 2015, is connected to a pulp mill - tall oil being an important byproduct of pulp manufacturing.
"This is an order for a unique solution, based on centrifugal separation. Compared to traditional methods using settling tanks, Alfa Laval's unique offering is more efficient and it increases the quality of the oil," says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.
Did you know that... tall oil is the major byproduct of pulp manufacturing and that it is used in a variety of products such as liquid soaps and printing inks?
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, 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 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, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees.