Sweden-based Alfa Laval has won a plate heat exchanger order
worth approximately SEK 130 million ($19.2 million) from a
major oil company in Brazil, the company said on Thursday.
Delivery is scheduled for 2012.
The Alfa Laval plate heat exchangers will be installed at
offshore production platforms where they will be used for heat
recovery in the main separation process, the company said.
We have worked with the oil and gas industry in Brazil
for over 40 years. During this time we have developed new
products and process solutions to meet the heavy demands in
deep sea oil production, says Lars Renström, CEO of
the Alfa Laval Group.
This order confirms our ability to supply energy
efficient solutions to this market.
Many of the offshore oil fields outside of Brazil contain
heavy crude oil mixed with large amounts of water, which
requires a lot of heat when separating the water from the
By using Alfa Laval plate heat exchangers, it is possible to
recover heat from the process itself to heat up the heavy crude
oil, resulting in a very energy efficient solution, according
to the company.