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November 29, 2021

Palm Beach Biomass Power Plant, US

By Carmen

Palm Beach Biomass Power Plant is a 95MW biopower project. It is located in Florida, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 95 95 Active Florida, the US Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group ; KBR


The project was developed by Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group and KBR . The project is currently owned by Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 44,000 households. The project cost is $674m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in June 2015.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Florida Power & Light under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years, starting from 2015.

Contractors Involved

Arcadis FPS, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group and Be&K Construction were selected to render EPC services for the biopower project.

Andritz was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 turbine with 95.3MW nameplate capacity.

Babcock & Wilcox Volund supplied steam boiler for the project. The boiler installed at the site has a capacity of 386.2TPH. The temperature witnessed inside the boiler is around 443Degree Celsius. The steam is pressurized inside the boiler at 63bar.

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group is the O&M contractor for the project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2015, for a period of 20 years.

About Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group , Inc. (B&W PGG), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises , Inc. is an equipment manufacturing company that provides energy products and services. The company’s products include boilers, heat recovery steam generators, water tube package boilers, fluidized bed systems, workhorse radiant boilers, supercritical and subcritical boilers. B&W PGG offers services such as emissions monitoring, replacement parts and emission management, field engineering, plant operations and maintenance, routine and preventative maintenance, plant upgrade solutions, pulverizer services, fuel switching and technical training. The company operates in the US, India, Indonesia, Canada, China, Sweden, Denmark, and Mexico. B&W PGG is headquartered in Barberton, Ohio, the US.

About KBR

KBR Inc (KBR ) is a provider of engineering, construction, professional services and technologies. It offers specialized engineering and design, technology licensing, program management, construction management, consulting, operations, maintenance and other support services. KBR also provides a range of base and remote life support services, logistics, capability risk management, resilience planning and execution services and training to government agencies. The company serves oil and gas companies, independent refiners, petrochemical producers, fertilizer producers, specialty chemicals manufacturers, and federal and civil organizations. The company has operational presence in North America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. KBR is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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