Babcock and Wilcox Awarded Contract for UK Waste-to-Energy Plant
The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W) announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund) and consortium partner Interserve Plc were awarded a contract worth approximately $100 million to design and build a waste-to-energy power plant for waste management firm Viridor in Peterborough, United Kingdom.
The plant will be capable of processing 85,000 tons of municipal solid waste per year to produce electricity. The plant will be designed for combined heat and power purposes, and will be capable of providing steam for district heating purposes in the future.
B&W Vølund will engineer and deliver the plant’s electromechanical supplies including combustion system, fuel grate, boiler, environmental control, turbine and generator and other equipment. Interserve will provide construction and project management services.
B&W Vølund is well positioned to capitalize on the anticipated growth of the waste-to-energy market in the U.K., as municipalities seek to comply with emissions regulations and reduce the volume of waste sent to landfills,” said J. Randall Data, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer. We’re appreciative of Viridor’s decision to select B&W Vølund and Interserve for this project.”
Project engineering is underway. The plant is scheduled to be operational in October 2015.
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