Alfa Laval Wins Groundbreaking Marine Environmental Order from MAN Diesel & Turbo

Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:41am EST

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LUND, Sweden--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

Alfa Laval (STO:ALFA) - a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation
and fluid handling - has won the first commercial order from MAN Diesel & Turbo
to supply Alfa Laval PureNOx water treatment systems to be integrated in a
process to reduce harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission onboard vessels. The
order is worth approximately SEK 7 million and delivery is scheduled for 2013. 

"This is a groundbreaking order in many ways; It is our first commercial order
for Alfa Laval PureNOx water treatment system and it will be integrated in a new
solution on the market which fully complies with the upcoming regulations - and
the order is from the world`s leading provider of low speed diesel engines",
says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. "The order also
confirms our position as an innovative supplier of marine environmental

The Alfa Laval PureNOx Water treatment system (WTS) is developed together with
MAN Diesel & Turbo to be integrated in their Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)
process to reduce the NOx emissions from the main engines of the ships. The Alfa
Laval WTS will clean the circulating scrubber water to protect the EGR system -
and also clean the excess water formed during combustion - before it is being
discharged overboard. 

The International Maritime Organization`s (IMO) convention for the reduction of
nitrogen oxides (NOx) will come into force in 2016 demanding NOx emissions to be
reduced by 80 percent relative to 2000 levels - and it will affect newly built
ships sailing in the special Emission Control Areas (ECAs) defined for NOx (as
per today defined as large parts of the coastline of Canada and the US). 

Did you know that… there are two main technological alternatives to meet the new
requirements for nitrogen emissions: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)? 

About Alfa 

Laval 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 Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2011, posted annual sales of about
SEK 28.6 billion (approx. 3.2 billion Euros). The company has today about 16 000

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Alfa Laval
Peter Torstensson
Senior Vice President, Communications
Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31
Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31
Gabriella Grotte
Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +46 46 36 74 82
Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82 

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