Acquisition boosts marine and offshore offering
A major extension of Alfa Laval’s product offering to the marine and offshore industries is in the pipeline after the successfully completed acquisition of Norwegian marine and offshore pumping system specialist Frank Mohn AS and the Framo brand.DATE 2017-07-13 AUTHOR David Wiles
Alfa Laval is the only company we could see as a responsible and long-term owner of Frank Mohn AS,” says Trond Mohn, chairman of Frank Mohn AS. “Through Alfa Laval’s industrial platform and global reach we are confident that Frank Mohn AS will continue to serve demanding customers and foster its position as a global leader.”
The acquisition – Alfa Laval’s largest ever – makes Alfa Laval a leader in pumping solutions for the oil and gas industry. Framo pumping systems are vital for maximizing the utilization of product and Acquisition boosts marine chemical tankers, and contribute to safe and efficient operation of offshore installations.
In the oil and gas segment, Frank Mohn AS offers packaged pumping systems for offshore installations including seawater lift, water injection and fire water pumping systems contributing to safe and efficient operations.
IN MARINE PUMPING, hydraulically driven submerged cargo pumps provide safe and flexible handling of any type of liquid cargo, giving quicker turnaround time and fewer voyages in ballast.
The service organization of Frank Mohn AS provides technical support during the installation phase of a project, as well as professional service throughout the lifetime of the installed systems.
Based in Bergen, Frank Mohn AS will become Alfa Laval’s operational centre for marine and offshore pumping systems.
“Frank Mohn AS is an excellent company that we have been following closely for several years,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “It has highly skilled employees, high-quality products and a market-leading position within segments offering attractive long-term growth prospects.”
THE COMBINATION of Frank Mohn AS and Alfa Laval will provide a very attractive offering of products, systems and services and will strengthen Alfa Laval’s leading position as a provider of critical systems for ships and offshore oil and gas production units.
TROND MOHN SAYS that Frank Mohn AS and Alfa Laval share a heritage of commitment and focus on quality products to an international market. “Our customers and employees have recognized Alfa Laval as a reliable supplier of heat exchangers and separators for generations.”
Frank Mohn AS
- Founded in 1938
- Headquarters in Bergen, Norway
- Manufacturing at three sites in Norway
- Approx. 1,200 employees worldwide
- Product brand name is Framo
- Manufactures submerged pumping systems for the shipping and offshore industry
- Operating segments include marine pumping, offshore pumping, oil recovery systems, and parts and service
- Framo’s hydraulically driven submerged cargo pumps handle various types of liquid cargo with an efficiency that saves time for customers
Frank Mohn has highly skilled employees, high quality products and a market leading position.
President and CEO, Alfa Laval Group