Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to construct waste-to-energy power plant in UK

27 January 2016 (Last Updated January 27th, 2016 18:30)

Danish power generator Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has secured a contract worth more than $90m to construct a waste-to-energy power generating facility near Haresfield in Gloucestershire, UK.

Danish power generator Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has secured a contract worth over $90m to construct a waste-to-energy power generating facility near Haresfield in Gloucestershire, UK.

The contract has been awarded by a joint venture between Urbaser and Balfour Beatty. It involves development of a facility that will have the capacity to produce 14.5MW electricity from municipal and commercial and industrial waste.

Under the contract, the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) subsidiary unit will be responsible for the design, manufacturing and building of the facility, which is expected to enter commercial operations in 2019.

Once commissioned, the power plant is likely to meet the electricity demands in around 25,000 UK homes.

"Once commissioned, the power plant is likely to meet the electricity demands in around 25,000 UK homes."

The firm will be responsible for the plant’s combustion system and air-cooled DynaGrate, fuel handling equipment and steam boiler island, and has already initiated engineering works at the site.

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund will also manufacture and install steam turbine-generator, water treatment system, piping, valves and air systems, burners and other plant equipment at the site.

B&W global power division senior vice-president Paul Scavuzzo said: "B&W has installed more than 500 waste-to-energy and biomass units around the world."

The firm had secured two contracts from Glennmont Partners totalling more than $190m for the design and build, as well as for operation and maintenance of the 40MW Teesside renewable energy plant in the UK.

The waste wood fired biomass power plant is being built for Port Clarence Energy, for which construction works are expected to be over in the first quarter of 2018.