|The Lingao nuclear power plant in southeast Guangdong province is based on French pressurized water reactor technology. [Source: Environmental News Service]|
LUND, Sweden, Nov. 12, 2009 -- Alfa Laval
– a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order for plate heat exchangers and filters to be used for cooling
duties in two new nuclear power reactors in China
. The order value is about SEK 130 million (US$18.9 million) and delivery is scheduled to be completed by 2011.
Alfa Laval's plate heat exchangers and filters will be used in the reactor island cooling system where seawater is used to cool a fresh water circuit for various equipment in the plant.
"China has intensified the pace to build up its nuclear power generating capacity and the plan is to reach at least 60 GWe by 2020, corresponding to about 50 new reactors", says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. "Alfa Laval has delivered equipment to the majority of the nuclear power plants in China and this order confirms our strong position in this market."
|Nuclear reactor facilities existing and planned in China. [Source: world-nuclear.org]|
Did you know that China's installed electric power generating capacity is planned to reach about 1400 GWe by 2020, which is double the capacity of 2007? The plan is to increase the share covered by nuclear power from 2 to 5 percent during the same period.
Alfa Laval (www.alfalaval.com
) 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. Its worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. The company is listed on the Nordic Exchange, Nordic Large Cap, and, in 2008, posted annual sales of about SEK 28 billion (approx. 2.9 billion Euros). The company has some 12,000 employees.