Alfa Laval wins SEK 120 million energy-efficiency order from AkzoNobel
ET | Source:Alfa Laval AB
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid
handling – has won an order to supply compact heat exchangers for the caustic
evaporation plant of AkzoNobel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The order, booked
in the Process Industry segment or the Energy & Process segment according to the
new organization for the Process Technology division, has a value of
approximately SEK 120 million and deliveries are scheduled for 2014 and 2015.
Alfa Laval’s compact heat exchangers will be used for concentrating caustic
soda, an important ingredient in the chemical and petrochemical industries. The
compact heat exchangers will re-use heat from different steps of the evaporation
process, thereby maximizing the energy efficiency and minimizing the energy use.
“This is Alfa Laval’s largest caustic installation to date and it will include
our compact heat exchangers in a set-up that makes the process extremely energy
efficient,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.
Did you know that… sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known as lye or caustic soda,
is a caustic base used in many industries, mostly as a strong chemical base in
the manufacturing of pulp and paper, textiles, soaps, detergents and drain
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
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
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, after the
acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees.
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