Implementation of the new production line for its ballast water treatment (BWT) technology will begin in spring 2021 and Alfa Laval hopes to produce its entire full flow range there by the end of 2022.
Alfa Laval said most of its installations of PureBallast 3 systems take place at shipyards in Asia and when the initial wave of retrofits tapers off in 2024, Asia’s shipyards will be even more prominent as the market share of newbuild installations rises.
“Qingdao is located in one of China’s Development Zones and is well situated geographically, which will mean simpler logistics with sustainability advantages for shipyards in Asia,” said Peter Sahlén, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast.
“Our service capabilities for PureBallast 3 are well established in Asia, just as they are in the rest of the world. Customers experience Alfa Laval as a local presence wherever they sail, yet they can count on our global knowledge and quality. While the start-up of production in Qingdao adds strength at the beginning of the system life cycle, our commitment to customers and their compliance is constant throughout," said Sahlén.
Alfa Laval has been in China for more than 30 years with a centre for customer support, project management and technical support in Shanghai and a factory in Qingdao.
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