Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc.’s Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, has been awarded a contract for approximately $35 million to design, supply and construct a waste-to-energy boiler for a combined heat and power plant in Boden, Sweden.
B&W Vølund’s customer, Bodens Energi AB (BEAB), is a municipally owned producer and distributor of electricity and heating. The boiler, featuring a DynaGrate combustion grate system and with a thermal capacity of 35 megawatts, will be added to BEAB’s existing plant and will supply steam for power generation and district heating. B&W Vølund completed the existing Boden facility in 2008.
“We thank BEAB for once again selecting B&W Vølund for an important infrastructure project such as this,” said Jimmy Morgan, senior vice president of B&W’s Renewable business segment. “Waste-to-energy continues to be a proven, clean and reliable technology to address the energy and waste disposal needs of our customers in Europe, and we’re pleased to supply some of the most advanced technologies in the industry.”
The new waste line and boiler will be capable of handling up to 13 tons of municipal solid waste per hour and is scheduled for completion in April 2019.
It’s the second big contract for B&W Vølund in less than a month.
In November, the subsidiary was awarded a $40 million contract to design a waste-to-energy boiler for Shenzhen Energy Environmental Engineering Co. Ltd. in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.
In June of 2015 theSolid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s waste-to-energy (WTE) facility that the firm designed opened in West Palm Beach, Fla. It is also the largest WTE facility in the country, as measured by its gross electrical capacity.