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Aker Kvaerner and Alfa Laval unite expertise on plant deliveries to the pulp and paper industry


7 November 2006 - Aker Kvaerner and Alfa Laval have entered a global reselling agreement for Alfa Laval’s P2 range of decanter centrifuges. The equipment is designed for use in white liquor plants in pulp mills. Using a P2 decanter in the system enables waste to be reduced by up to 50 per cent by eliminating the use of lime mud precoat. Energy use can also be cut by up to 40 per cent.

Under the agreement Kvaerner Pulping, part of the Aker Kvaerner group, will integrate the Alfa Laval decanter centrifuges into so-called green liquor dregs dewatering applications. This is part of the portfolio of products for white liquor production used by pulp mills all over the world.

“We are very pleased to be able to add the technology for precoat-free dregs dewatering to our product portfolio. The Alfa Laval P2-range has a proven, superior performance in this area of application and offers new possibilities to reduce operating costs and improve the environmental performance of white liquor plant,” says Patrik Löwnertz, Vice President Recausticizing Development at Kvaerner Pulping.

“By combining Alfa Laval’s decanter centrifuge with Kvaerner Pulping’s extensive range of plant equipment, process knowledge and project execution capabilities; the P2 decanter technology will be available to more users in a larger range of project scenarios,” says Julien Gennetier, Marketing & Sales Manager for Pulp and Paper at Alfa Laval.

Kvaerner Pulping’s equipment for white liquor plants produces white liquor by recovering chemicals used when cooking pulp. This chemical recovery uses a process that generates minimum waste and emissions, while consuming a limited amount of energy and utilities.


For further information, please contact:

Patrik Löwnertz, Vice President, Recausticizing Development, Kvaerner Pulping. Tel: +46 54 19 46 80, Mob: +46 705 76 85 51
Julien Gennetier, Marketing & Sales Manager, Pulp and Paper, Alfa Laval. Tel: +46 36 75 62, Mob: +46 733 45 75 62

AKER KVÆRNER ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Aker Kvaerner”), is a leading global provider of engineering and construction services, technology products and integrated solutions. The business within Aker Kvaerner comprises several industries, including Oil & Gas, Refining & Chemicals, Mining & Metals, Power Generation and Pulp & Paper. The Aker Kvaerner group is organised into two principal business streams, namely Oil & Gas and E&C, each consisting of a number of separate legal entities. Aker Kvaerner is used as the common brand/trademark for most of these entities.

The parent company in the group is Aker Kværner ASA. Aker Kvaerner has aggregated annual revenues of approximately NOK 41.4 billion and employs approximately 24 000 people in more than 30 countries.

Aker Kvaerner is part of the Aker Group (, a leading multi-industry powerhouse with more than 50 000 employees and NOK 80 billion revenues. Aker owns 50.01 per cent of Aker Kvaerner, and the group is also a major European shipbuilder and a significant participant in the fisheries industry.

Kvaerner Pulping is a leading supplier of machines, process systems and service to the world-wide pulp and paper industry. Kvaerner Pulping, with headquarters in Karlstad, Sweden, has 630 employees in 12 countries around the world. Kvaerner Pulping is committed to continuously improving its customers’ products, productivity and profitability through the delivery of innovative technical solutions. Kvaerner Pulping offers the full range of engineering, procurement and construction services, from single machines to complete fiberlines and white liquor plants.

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 Nordic Exchange, Nordic Large Cap, and, in 2005, posted annual sales of about SEK 16.5 billion (approx. 1.8 billion euros). The company has some 10,000 employees.

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