KBR Consortium Wins Contract for Waste-to-Energy Facility

20 April 2011 (Last Updated April 20th, 2011 18:30)

A consortium formed by KBR and Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has secured a contract from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) for a new waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Florida, US. The consortium will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for t

A consortium formed by KBR and Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has secured a contract from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) for a new waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Florida, US.

The consortium will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the WTE facility under the $668m contract.

The facility will comprise three 95MW mass burn boilers, grates, ash systems, metals recovery systems and emissions control equipment.

The project also includes the installation of a metals recovery system to maximise the recovery and recycle of aluminium, steel and other metals.

The work on the project is expected to begin in May this year.

Upon completion, the plant will be capable of processing 3,000t of municipal solid waste per day to produce electricity and to reduce the amount of waste sent to the county's landfill.