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Alfa Laval Receives Order from Russian Oil Giant LUKOIL

Alfa Laval - a Swedish company, world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - has received an order for the supply of spiral and all welded plate heat exchangers to Russian oil giant LUKOIL. The order value is about SEK 50 million. Delivery will take place during 2007.

Alfa Laval in Russia has a favorable development in the oil & gas and power sectors. A huge demand for energy resources, as well as Alfa Laval's good reputation with successful references, creates large potentials for the company within the energy sector. LUKOIL has a leading position in the Russian energy sector.

About the project

In 2005 LUKOIL began a complex reconstruction and modernization of the Nizhny Novgorod refinery. The project is aimed at implementation of cracking processes based on deep oil refinery. The system consists of among others units for gudron visbreaking, catalytic cracking, as well as fluorine-hydrogen alkylation and new infrastructure and plant facilities. The equipment from Alfa Laval will be a part in the gudron visbreaking unit in LUKOIL's Nizhny Novgorod refinery. In the visbreaking process heavy fractions from the initial distillation processes in the refinery are thermally cracked to lighter fractions. These fractions are used as fuel oil or are processed further in the refinery into e.g. motor fuels. The gudron visbreaking unit is planned for start-up in 2007.


LUKOIL is one of the world's leading oil & gas companies. Main activities of the company are exploration and production of oil & gas, production of petroleum products and petrochemicals, and marketing of these outputs. Most of the company's exploration and production activity is located in Russia, and its main resource base is in Western Siberia. The company is the second largest private oil company worldwide by proven hydrocarbon reserves.

About Alfa Laval in Russia

Alfa Laval has more than 100 year's presence and a very strong position on the Russian market. With its ten sales offices in Russia, five of which are located east of the Ural Mountains, Alfa Laval has a strong local presence. Important areas of business in Russia are e.g. oil refining, chemical and petrochemical industries, oil & gas production, district heating, environment, food, brewery and vegetable oil.

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 the Stockholm Exchange and, in 2005, posted annual sales of about SEK 16.5 billion (approximately 1.8 billion euros). The company has some 10,000 employees.



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