Alfa Laval wins SEK 90 million petrochemical order in China

Pressemelding   •   des 03, 2009 09:17 CET

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has received an order for Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers for an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in China. The order value is about 90 MSEK and delivery is scheduled for 2010.

The Alfa Laval Packinox plate heat exchangers will be used in the production of mixed Xylene at a new aromatics plant in an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in China. The produced Xylene can, among other things, be used for production of PET bottles.

“The Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchanger has a unique heat transfer capacity, well suited for the high demands within the petrochemical and refinery industry,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “Despite its massive size the Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchanger offers an unmatched compactness and energy efficiency.”

Did you know that… the biggest Alfa Laval Packinox plate heat exchanger built so far is 20 meters long, has a weight of about 330 tons and is used in a chemical process to obtain high-octane liquid products used for gasoline?

For more information please contact:

Peter Torstensson
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

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 the Nordic Exchange, Nordic Large Cap, and, in 2008, posted annual sales of about SEK 28 billion (approx. 2.9 billion Euros). The company has some 12 000 employees.