Babcock & Wilcox to build 14.5MW waste-to-energy plant in UK

Danish Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (BWV), a subsidiary of the US-based Babcock & Wilcox, has been awarded a $90 million (€82.5m) contract for constructing a bioenergy plant in the UK

The contract to design, manufacture, and build the waste-to-energy plant near Haresfield, Gloucestershire, was awarded by a joint venture of Urbased and Balfour Beatty.

The facility will treat municipal, commercial, and industrial waste to supply 14.5MW of electricity, enough to power the equivalent of 25,000 homes.

BWV’s scope includes the plant’s combustion system and the air-cooled DynaGrate combustion grates, fuel handling equipment, a steam boiler island, a steam turbine-generator, a water treatment system, piping, valves and air systems, burners, and other plant equipment.

Engineering work for the project is underway and the plant is scheduled to come online in 2019.

Babcock & Wilcox has installed more than 500 waste-to-energy and biomass units around the world.

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