Alfa Laval, world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has won a contract to supply processing systems and equipment for a transitioning refinery in the U.S.; the company announced this Monday.
Firstly, the contract was a SEK contract, valued at $415 million to supply equipment and processing systems for feedstock pretreatment at a U.S. refinery that is transitioning to traditional petroleum refining to renewable biofuel production.
Secondly, the location of the refinery at the U.S., or the firm operating it was not disclosed. However, the contract is a landmark for Alfa Laval; it follows strategic investments made by the company in adapting its technologies to develop state-of-the-art equipment for renewable diesel production.
Thirdly, the equipment supplied will support the fuel industry’s transition from the current processes to more sustainable solutions.
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Alfa Laval pushing the transition forward in the Americas
Moreover, specifically for this purpose, the refinery at the U.S. that awarded Alfa Laval its contract, is transitioning to biodiesel production for the transportations sector; as said above. Consequently, Alfa Laval will deliver the systems needed for preparation of fats and oils, and the handling of wastewater needed for the biofuel plant.
In addition, delivery of the systems will happen in 2022. According to Alfa Laval’s statement, the order is booked in the Food Systems business unit of the Food & Water Division; and also, in part in the Energy Division.
On the other hand, Tom Erixon, President and CEO of Alfa Laval Group, said. “Alfa Laval is committed to supporting efforts to decarbonize made by the industries and also the societies in which we operate.”
Finally he also remarked. “For us, this means improving traditional production processes; innovating new ones to support the transition to a more sustainable and also renewable future; not the least in the energy sector. This order is a confirmation that we can also support large projects to accelerate this transition.”