Alfa Laval wins renewable energy order

Source: press release, 30 April 2021

photo: Alfa Laval
photo: Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval – global provider of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling solutions – has won an order to supply a processing line to a petroleum refiner to support production of renewable diesel and jet fuels in Europe. The order has a value of approximately SEK 155 million and was booked in the Food Systems unit of the Food & Water Division. Delivery is scheduled for 2022.

The order comprises Alfa Laval high speed separators and various compact heat exchangers along with other equipment, engineering and services to provide a pre- treatment processing line to remove contaminants from fats and oil feedstock prior to the conversion to renewable diesel and jet fuels.

Renewable diesel and jet fuels are key contributors to reach the targets set out in the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED II); It requires the EU to fulfil at least 32% of its total energy needs with renewable energy by 2030. It builds on the already achieved progress, including the achievement of the EU target of 20% renewables by 2020.

“I am very pleased to announce this large order in the renewable energy area,” says Nish Patel, President of the Food & Water Division. “It confirms the confidence customers place in our efficient and reliable technology, project engineering capabilities and lifetime service. And it is also very satisfying to deliver technology to applications that make such a positive and sustainable difference for society. We, at Alfa Laval, are very committed to projects like this, as it supports the climate part of our sustainability strategy.”