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Alfa Laval's scrubber sales continue to fall

Scrubber sales continued to go down for Alfa Laval in the first quarter. After an overall "stable" financial development in the first quarter, the supplier now expects to be impacted negatively by the coronavirus crisis and a slowdown in the global economy.

Alfa Laval to cut costs by over USD 100 million

Sweden's Alfa Laval aims to lower its costs as a direct consequence of the effects of the coronavirus. Over a 12-month period, the company must find ways to reduce costs by more than SEK 1 billion.

Alfa Laval sees major drop in scrubber orders

Swedish Alfa Laval saw a significant drop in orders for the company's scrubber systems in the third quarter. Conversely, sales of another type of environmental system are more positive.

Wärtsilä also reports decline in scrubber orders

Shipping companies' demand for scrubbers seems to have peaked. Major supplier Wärtsilä reports a decline in scrubber orders in the first half of the year. Wednesday, supplier Alfa Laval reported a similar trend.

Alfa Laval sells fewer scrubbers

The number of new orders for Alfa Laval's scrubbers declined significantly in the second quarter. Uncertainty regarding prices and fuel availability are factors behind the slump. The Swedish supplier maintains its confidence in the market, however.

Alfa Laval's customers favor open-loop scrubbers

The open-loop scrubbers, which are being criticized for emitting sulfur and particles into the water, are the most popular ones among shipowners, the head of Alfa Laval's marine division tells ShippingWatch.

Significant growth in marine orders at Alfa Laval

Requirements for sulfur and ballast water have created major growth in Alfa Laval's order books in the third quarter. The demand forecast for the Swedish supplier's whole business will be upgraded, according to CEO Tom Erixon.

Alfa Laval ended 2017 with more shipping orders

Major Swedish supplier Alfa Laval grew its marine division order intake in the fourth quarter 2017 due to factors including that more customers ordered scrubbers. But results in 2017 did not live up to the previous year's level.

Suppliers grow orders in weak shipping market

Though most shipping sectors remain strained, equipment suppliers Wärtsilä and Alfa Laval were able to grow their order backlogs in the third quarter, show interim reports published Wednesday.

Alfa Laval still under pressure from too few newbuildings

Swedish supplier Alfa Laval can still feel the effect of carriers hesitating to invest in new ships. However, there is increasing demand for maritime environmental technologies such as ballast water systems, says the company in its second quarter interim report.

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