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Atanasio Named President, CEO of Alfa Laval, Inc.

John Atanasio

<p>John Atanasio was appointed President and CEO of Alfa Laval Inc., responsible for leading Alfa Laval in the USA to drive profitable growth in its markets, leveraging the company&rsquo;s key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Atanasio joined Alfa Laval in 1982 in the company&rsquo;s Food and Dairy Group. He joined Alfa Laval Separation in 1990. In 2001, Atanasio was named President of Alfa Laval USA&rsquo;s Parts and Service Division, and then President of the company&rsquo;s Equipment Division in 2004. Most recently, Atanasio served as President of the Hygienic and Marine group of Alfa Laval Inc. Prior to joining Alfa Laval, he held a number of positions at Westfalia Separator.<br /> Atanasio holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He has completed executive management programs at Duke University&rsquo;s Fuqua School of Business and the Ashridge Business School. He is based at the Alfa Laval facility in Richmond, Virginia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>


Alfa Laval Acquires Niche US Company

Alfa Laval acquires US-based company Vortex Systems, a manufacturer of mixing and blending solutions for the oil & gas industry Alfa Laval is a leading provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group, comments on the acquisition: “The acquisition of Vortex Systems will further strengthen our offering to the interesting oil


Alfa Laval Introduces EPC 60 Retrofit

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Alfa Laval introduced the EPC 60 Retrofit, a new upgrade kit intended to enhance older control systems of previous generations of Alfa Laval centrifugal separators with the modern EPC 60 control unit. The retrofit kit provides a viable alternative for owners of 30-year-old Alfa Laval centrifuges to modernize the entire separation system with a marine-approved PLC system with modular I/O cards. Upgrading an aging control system delivers significant financial gains in the form of improved


Alfa Laval Opens Test & Training Center

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Marine R&D enters a bold new era as operations begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center. After months of intense preparation, the doors of the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center in Aalborg, Denmark are open. Located on the site of the former Aalborg shipyard, this massive ship simulation facility – the largest and most advanced in the marine industry – now adds considerable muscle to Alfa Laval’s research and development efforts.


Alfa Laval Wins North Sea Oil Platform Equipment Contract

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Providers of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling systems, Alfa Laval says it has won an order to supply equipment to an offshore oil platform in the North Sea. The order has a value of approximately SEK 50 million and delivery is scheduled for 2014. The equipment supplied by Alfa Laval will be part of the important auxiliary system on the platform. “This is the third large oil and gas order within a month, reflecting the good activity level in the sector


Alfa Laval Opens Test & Training Center

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After months of preparation, the doors of the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center in Aalborg, Denmark are open. Located on the site of the former Aalborg shipyard, this massive ship simulation facility – the largest and most advanced in the marine industry – now adds considerable muscle to Alfa Laval’s research and development efforts. The Alfa Laval Test & Training Center comprises a 250 m2 testing area


Alfa Laval Win Big Cruise Ship Order

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Alfa Laval to supply PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems for two cruise ships to MAN in a SEK 55 million contract. The Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems will be installed onboard two luxury cruise liners, where they will remove over 98 percent of the sulphur oxides from the ship’s exhaust gas. By combining MAN’s engines with Alfa Laval’s PureSOx systems, these luxury cruise vessels can continue using heavy fuel oil instead of expensive


New Alfa Laval T35 Heat Exchanger

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Alfa Laval announced the addition of the new T35 gasketed plate heat exchanger to its broad portfolio of marine products and solutions. With patented features, the T35/TS35 introduces changes to today’s marine coolers and cooling systems in order to deliver unrivalled thermal efficiency, greater temperature flexibility, minimized fouling and reduced usage of raw material, the manufacturer said, adding, innovations to the frame


Pure Thinking: From Green to Blue

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Alfa Laval’s Marine Essentials on display at Nor-Shipping: Alfa Laval will be showcasing a range of innovative solutions at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo, which will take place 24–27 May 2011. Alfa Laval cover a wide range of marine activities, but have a common theme: lower environmental impact and lifecycle cost. Green used to be the environmental watchword, but blue is now taking over. Over 70% of our planet is blue


New Alfa Laval Test & Training Center

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Work continues on the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center in Aalborg, Denmark, a facility that will greatly expand Alfa Laval’s marine testing capabilities. The center, which will serve as a springboard for faster and more effective R&D, will further strengthen Alfa Laval’s capacity for innovative marine solutions that optimize the performance of onboard equipment, save energy and help ship owners comply with environmental legislation


Alfa Laval’s Paved Way For Environmental Solutions

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Alfa Laval claims a place as one of today’s environmental frontrunners among marine equipment suppliers. The company’s Pure Thinking portfolio comprises not only compliant solutions for the broadest range of environmental legislation


Alfa Laval's Adaptive Fuel Line

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Though fuel-saving practices like slow steaming are widespread, energy efficiency continues to be a pressing concern. Vessel fuel bills remain high – and will likely become even higher for those sailing in Emission Control Areas after January 2015


Alfa Laval Scrubbers to Equip Finnlines Vessels

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The order intake for the Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber system continues to intensify as January 2015 approaches. Four PureSOx systems have now been ordered by Finnlines, a leading provider of RoRo and Ropax services, whose Baltic Sea and North Sea operations will soon fall within an Emission Control


Pressurized EGR Boiler Ready For Testing

Figure 1: Combining Alfa Laval’s Aalborg XW-HPX pressurized EGR boiler with a traditional installation could extend the operating range for waste heat recovery, enabling fuel savings through even slower steaming.

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) has firmly shown its ability to comply with Tier III NOx limits, which will enter into force in January 2016. Developed by MAN Diesel & Turbo, the EGR process already relies on Alfa Laval’s PureNOx, which provides the vital cleaning of the scrubber water


Alfa Laval buys Frank Mohn for $2.17 bln

Swedish engineering group Alfa Laval said on Monday it had agreed to buy Norwegian marine and offshore pumping group Frank Mohn for 13 billion Norwegian crowns ($2.17 billion) in cash. Frank Mohn, headquartered in Bergen, Norway and with approximately 1,200 employees, posted 2013 sales of 3


Alfa Laval: Green & Efficient Shipping

“The Alfa Laval Test & Training Center is the ultimate proof of our commitment to R&D and meeting the challenges faced by the marine industry. It’s inauguration was a celebration of that commitment and the starting shot for a new era.”  Peter Leifland, Alfa Laval’s Marine & Diesel President

When Gustaf de Laval read in 1877 an article in the German periodical ”Milchzeitung” (Milk News Paper) about centrifugal separators, he certainly did not expect that it would lead to his founding of a global acting company with around 16,400 employees nearly 140 years later


PureBallast 3.0 Gains Reactor Size, IMO Approval

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With PureBallast 3.0, Alfa Laval redefined its chemical-free ballast water treatment system, producing major advances in flexibility and energy efficiency. Now a 600 m3/h reactor has been added to the system portfolio, enabling new configurations with fewer components and considerable energy


LNG is a Crystal Clear Alternative

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Norway-based shipping company Fjord Line’s Stavangerfjord represents a new-generation of advanced and environmentally friendly Cruise Passenger Ferry with outstanding passenger facilities in order to operate both as a day and night ferry


Alfa Laval’s PureSOX Secures Repeat Order

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As the marine industry struggles to prepare for 2015 and the first wave of sulphur emission limits, Alfa Laval technology is proving its worth. Following a similar order from DFDS earlier in 2013, a repeat order for PureSOX was placed by Dutch ship owner Spliethoff near the end of the year


Great Ships of 2013: Bow Pioneer

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The world’s largest chemical tanker, Bow Pioneer, was built for Odfjell SE by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, designed with two longitudinal corrugated bulkheads with lower stools and transverse corrugated bulkheads with lower stools to have 10 sets (P&S&C) of cargo


Damen PSV 3300: A Diamond in the Rough

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The platform supply vessel World Diamond was delivered by Damen Shipyards, Galati, on June 28, 2013, to World Wide Supply. The PSV was built to a completely new and distinctive design from Damen, and World Diamond is the first of six PSVs for the Norwegian owner


Alfa Laval Wins 5-Ship EGCS Order

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Alfa Laval has won an order to supply its PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) to 5 ships in the fleet of the Dutch ship owner Spliethoff. Delivery is scheduled for 2014. The manufacturer's say that  they delivered their first PureSOX exhaust gas cleaning system to Spliethoff in 2012


A Closer Look inside the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center

HRH Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark tours the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center together with Ida Auken, Danish Minister for the Environment. Their guide is Lars Skytte Jørgensen, Vice President of Alfa Laval Product Center Boilers, which is responsible for the facility.

Just two months remain until the inauguration of the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center on January 15, 2014. Originally conceived for the development of PureSOX and other emission control technologies, it has grown to incorporate far more than just exhaust systems


Alfa Laval Wins Repeat PureSOx Order from Danish Ferry Operator

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Alfa Laval won a repeat order for its PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems valued at approximately €19.5 million from Danish ferry operator DFDS. The contract was signed in June, and the order was booked and communicated to stakeholders in the second quarter of 2013


Maintaining the Ship of Mercy

Africa Mercy alongside at a repair berth in Astican Shipyard, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria for brief annual upkeep period of repairs and modernization.  (Photo credit: © Mercy Ships/Ann Berry)

International faith-based organization Mercy Ships has used ships as traveling hospitals since 1978, providing health services to millions of people from the world’s poorest countries. Gathering praise from figures such as Nelson Mandella, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, George W






 
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