Alfa Laval's Marine Division grew order book significantly in 2018

The order intake at Alfa Laval's Marine Division grew by almost 50 percent last year, according to the annual report. However, interest in the company's scrubber systems decreased in the fourth quarter.

Alfa Laval noted a declining interest in and orders for the company's scrubber systems toward the end of 2018. But the Swedish equipment supplier still recorded significant growth in its order intake in 2018, where its marine division grew by 46 percent, according to the annual report published Tuesday.

In its Marine Division, Alfa Laval received orders totaling SEK 17.3 billion (USD 1.89 billion) in 2018 against SEK 11,5 billion in 2017. Of this, the company's scrubber and ballast water systems accounted for SEK 5.6 billion, says CEO Tom Erixon in the report, noting that "2018 was the year when demand for our marine environmental solutions accelerated."

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