B&W Vølund wins $220m of contracts for biomass power project in UK

11 March 2015 (Last Updated March 11th, 2015 18:30)

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (B&W Vølund) has won contracts worth more than $220m for a biomass power plant development in the UK.

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (B&W Vølund) has won contracts worth more than $220m for a biomass power plant development in the UK.

The facility is to be built in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and will generate 40MW of renewable power.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners is the developer for the energy-generating facility, which will use waste wood as fuel.

Under the terms of the contract, the firm will design, manufacture and operate the biomass power plant in co-ordination with its consortium partner, Interserve Strategic Projects.

"B&W is well-positioned to meet the demand for reliable, clean energy solutions."

The power plant will be equipped with a B&W Vølund-designed, multi-fuel boiler with a DynaGrate fuel combustion system, and a dry flue gas desulphurisation system (dry FGD).

Construction of the plant is likely to be completed by the third quarter of 2017.

B&W Vølund will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility for 15 years after its commissioning.

The project is the company’s fourth major renewable energy project in Europe in the last seven months.

B&W Vølund global power division senior vice-president and general manager Paul Scavuzzo said: "The market for biomass power and waste-to-energy technologies in Europe continues to be strong, and B&W is well-positioned to meet the demand for reliable, clean energy solutions."