Alfa Laval, a provider of specialized products and engineering solutions, has won an order for new separation modules.
The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, has a value of approximately SEK 85 million ($10.2 million) and delivery is scheduled for this year.
The Alfa Laval separation modules will be installed onboard an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel) which once completed, will be moored outside the Brazilian coast.
According to Alfa Laval, the modules will remove water and impurities from heavy crude oil.
The company further notes that due to their design it will be possible to reduce the water content down to about one percent after separation, compared 10 to 20 percent using traditional methods – without excessive use of heat and chemicals.
“This is an exciting new offshore installation for these uniquely designed separation modules for heavy crude oil. The order confirms our position as a reliable supplier of innovative products to the oil and gas industry,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.