Babcock and Wilcox unit supplies boiler for waste to energy power plant

Barberton, Ohio, May 6, 2010 — Denmark-based Babcock and Wilcox Volund A/S, a unit of Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group, won a $70 million contract to design and supply a waste-to-energy boiler for a new power plant in Sweden.

The power plant, located in Helsingborg, Sweden, will be a greenfield 67 MW combined heat and power unit capable of burning about 220,000 tons of waste per year.

The customer, Oresundskraft AB, is wholly owned by the Helsingborg municipality. Project scope includes a combustion system, steam boiler, electrical, control and monitoring systems.

The boiler features an advanced combustion control system and B&W Volund’s water-cooled combustion grate, the most advanced and reliable grate in the waste-to-energy market. To reduce maintenance costs, the boiler design also includes unique water-cooled wear zones protected with Inconel.

“European Union regulations limiting the disposal of burnable waste in landfills, combined with a growing need for power generation capacity, have created demand for B&W Volund’s waste-to-energy solutions,” said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer Richard L. Killion. “We can meet that demand with an advanced waste-to-energy boiler, which not only meets our customers’ needs but also provides residents with an environmentally friendly solution to their heating and power needs.”

Engineering is currently underway at B&W Volund’s offices in Denmark. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2013.

The Babcock and Wilcox Co., a unit of McDermott International, Inc., is a leader in advanced energy technology innovation and service, primarily in nuclear and fossil power.

Providing quality products and technical services to commercial and government customers, B&W is focused on issues such as energy efficiency, clean air, global market competitiveness, and safe and secure resolution for nuclear waste. B&W has locations worldwide and employs about 13,000 people, not including about 10,000 joint venture employees.

 

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