Sweden: Alfa Laval Wins USD 25.3 Million Worth Marine Environmental Order
Alfa Laval has won an order to supply Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems for retrofit installation onboard vessels.
The order, booked in the Marine & Offshore Systems segment, has a value of approximately SEK 170 million (approx. USD 25.3 Million). Delivery is scheduled for 2014. Due to a confidentiality agreement Alfa Laval is, at this time, unable to disclose the name of the customer or any other details concerning the order.
“The order proves that Alfa Laval’s scrubber technology is an attractive solution to ship owners that need to comply with IMO’s convention for the reduction of sulphur oxides, be it for retrofits or for installation onboard new vessels” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.
IMO’s convention for the reduction of sulphur oxides (SOx) will affect all vessels, i.e. new as well as existing. The convention demands that sulphur emission levels in certain Emission Control Areas (ECAs) shall be cut to 0.1 percent from year 2015 and that the global emission level must not exceed 0.5 percent from the year 2020. To reach these levels ship owners can either use more expensive low-sulphur fuel or, on vessels where it is suitable, continue run the ship on heavy fuel oil and invest in a scrubber such as the Alfa Laval PureSOx.
Alfa Laval, June 28, 2013