- Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.’s (B&W) Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, was awarded a contract worth more than $90 million to design, manufacture, and build a waste-to-energy (WTE) power plant near Haresfield, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.
- Through this contract, the facility, scheduled to come online in 2019, will supply 14.5 MW of electricity generated from municipal and commercial waste — sufficient enough to power 25,000 homes.
- B&W Vølund operating resources include the plant’s combustion system and air-cooled DynaGrate®, fuel-handling equipment, steam boiler island, steam turbine-generator, water treatment system, piping, valves and air systems, burners, and other plant equipment.
North Carolina-based Babcock & Wilcox generates waste-to-energy projects across many countries, including in Denmark where its subsidiary is based, helping to bolster industry nearby in the U.K. — a region that some industry experts say has lacked fortitude in WTE.
The ability to penetrate global markets will enable the company to strengthen its position as an industry leader while supporting the regions where it does business.
"B&W has installed more than 500 waste-to-energy and biomass units around the world," said B&W Global Power Division Sr. Vice President Paul Scavuzzo in a press release. "We’re grateful that our customer recognized our experience and reputation for quality when they selected us for this important clean energy project."
In June 2015, B&W opened a new WTE plant in Palm Beach, FL, stating the project as the company's "flagship effort" in North America.