Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid
handling – has received an order from Abengoa to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat
exchangers to a concentrated solar power plant in South Africa. Delivery is
scheduled to be finalized in 2014. Due to a confidentiality agreement Alfa Laval
is unable to disclose the exact value of the order.
The Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers, specifically developed for this
application, will be the heart of the thermal storage system where heat from
solar power is stored in molten salt, thereby enabling electricity production
even on rainy days or at night. The solution will allow the plant to operate for
additional hours on stored energy, in this case an additional 3 hours (from 12
to 15 hours) which is a 25 percent efficiency increase compared to normal
daytime solar power production.

“Last year we announced an order to the world’s largest solar power plant in the
US for the same unique solution”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the
Alfa Laval Group. “This order confirms the unmatched energy efficiency of our
Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers for this innovative application.”

Did you know that … all of Europe’s energy needs could be met by capturing less
than 1% of the light falling on the Sahara and Middle Eastern deserts alone?
(Source, the Guardian)

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
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 2011, posted annual sales of about
SEK 28.6 billion (approx. 3.2 billion Euros). The company has today about 16 000

For more information please contact:
Peter Torstensson
Senior Vice President, Communications
Alfa Laval
Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31
Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31

Gabriella Grotte
Investor Relations Manager
Alfa Laval
Tel: +46 46 36 74 82
Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82