Members' News 2019

B&W Vølund Turns Over Waste-to-Energy Boiler to Customer in Sweden

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. announced its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (Vølund), has successfully turned over a waste-fired boiler for a combined heat and power plant to its customer, Bodens Energi AB (BEAB), a municipally owned producer of electricity and heat in Boden, Sweden.

Vølund delivered the waste-to-energy boiler, which features a DynaGrate® combustion grate system and thermal capacity of 35 megawatts, on schedule. The boiler is capable of handling up to 13 tons of municipal solid waste per hour and has been integrated into the existing Boden plant, which was built by Vølund in 2008. The new Vølund unit replaces an older oil-fired unit that will be placed on standby.

Vølund is a global leader in waste and biomass-fired boiler and grate technologies, with extensive knowledge and expertise that’s well-suited for an important project such as this,” said B&W Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Young. “We thank our valued customer, BEAB, for again choosing Vølund boiler technology for its plant.”

When fully operational, the new line on the Boden plant will be able to handle up to 135,000 tons of waste per year. The plant's annual oil consumption will drop from 800 tons to 40 tons, and biofuels (including peat) consumption will decrease from 15,300 tons to 1,500 tons. With the new combined heating and power plant, electricity production will increase from 26 gigawatt hours (GWh) to 66 GWh, and the plant's heating production will remain at 330 GWh annually.

Vølund’s renewable energy steam generation technologies have been installed in more than 500 units in 30 countries.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova Wins Another Major Contract to Build an EfW Plant in the UK

Rookery South Limited have awarded the contract to construct England’s latest EfW plant to the Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova, building on successful collaboration forged in earlier projects. In the future, the Rookery South plant will process 545,000 metric tons of solid municipal and commercial waste a year to generate more than 60 MW of electricity for the national grid.

The signing of the contract on 21 March 2019 signals the next step in the construction of a new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Bedfordshire around 100 kilometers north of London. The Rookery South Limited operating company, jointly owned by Covanta, Green Investment Group and Veolia, has granted the contract to Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), building on a partnership going back to earlier joint projects. HZI and Veolia can look back on the successful delivery of the Newhaven project in 2011, while HZI built the Poolbeg plant in Dublin, which went into operation in 2017, on behalf of Covanta.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Hitachi Zosen Inova for the construction of the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility,” said Covanta Senior Vice President of Engineering and Projects Anne Michelini. “Following our recent success in Dublin, Ireland where we partnered to build a world-class Energy from Waste facility, I’m confident of our ability to achieve similar results with the Rookery project.”

Important Contribution to UK’s Waste Management Efforts
Rookery South is already the Swiss company’s eleventh project in the UK. With an overall waste throughput of up to over 3.9 million metric tons a year in the future, HZI’s EfW installations are already crucial to the UK’s sustainable waste management efforts. “Over more than a decade, the UK has become a particularly important market for HZI with an awarded waste capacity of almost the total capacity of smaller European countries such as Switzerland”, says Andres Kronenberg, Chief Business Development Officer at HZI.

With three combustion lines processing around 545,000 metric tons (585,000 t max.) of mixed municipal and commercial waste annually, the Rookery plant will play an active part in the UK’s endeavors to reduce or eliminate the need for landfill and exports of refuse and, will therefore play a role in reducing of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. During the process the installation will also generate more than 60 MW of electricity energy, which will be fed into the national grid to increase the benefits to society even further.

“The Rookery project adds major value for all concerned. It’s a boon not only for the UK’s waste management and energy, but also for us as a general contractor, as it underlines the trust, our clients and partners have in HZI”, says Andres Kronenberg, emphasising the relevance of this latest project.

Work Already in Full Swing
The scope of supply for the turnkey plant also covers the entire building construction. The first engineering tasks, and initial work on the site, are already in full swing. For example, preliminary work such as the construction of a pond to prevent flooding was initiated several months ago. Access roads are already open, and additional planning work to ensure safety and efficiency has been done to enable construction to begin as soon as the contract is signed.

The local economy will also benefit: over the next 39 months several hundred people will be working on the plant simultaneously at peak periods. Efforts to hire local people for various phases of the construction are also at an advanced stage. When the plant will go into operation in 2022 another ca. 60 long-term jobs are planned to operate and maintain the installation.

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B&W Announces Turnover of U.K. Renewable Project to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) announced today that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund) has successfully turned over operations of the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant to the customer, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S.

The plant, located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, will use wood fuel to generate 42 megawatts of green electricity to supply power to approximately 78,000 homes. B&W Vølund also will provide operations and maintenance services for the plant under a 15-year agreement.

Templeborough is the third of four Renewable energy projects B&W previously announced it expects to turn over to customers in the first and second quarters of 2019. It was referred to as the “fourth project” in B&W’s previous public disclosures about its European Renewable projects. B&W announced turnover of the Dunbar Power Plant Project in the U.K. in January and turnover of the Amager Bakke / Copenhill waste-to-energy plant in Denmark on Feb. 4.

We are extremely pleased to provide Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners with industry leading, efficient and reliable biomass-to-energy technology that will provide needed power for the region and help to meet the U.K.’s objectives for renewable energy generation,” B&W Senior Vice President Jimmy Morgan said. “The Templeborough plant is another great example of the strength of the B&W team, our proven technology and our commitment to our customers. I would like to say thanks to our entire site team led by Project Director Keith Jones.”

I could not be more pleased to see the Templeborough project reach this important milestone,” Tim Forrest, Managing Director, Templeborough Biomass Power Plant, said. “I would like to thank all involved for the dedication they have shown in getting here, and I look forward to a successful ongoing partnership with the Babcock & Wilcox Vølund operations team at this site.”
The Templeborough plant features a B&W Vølund boiler, its state-of-the-art DynaGrate® fuel combustion system, and B&W Vølund emissions control technology. It is designed to process up to 270,000 tons of biomass each year from municipal collection points, construction sites, and other industrial and commercial sources.

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Steinmüller Babcock receives order for Waste-to-Energy plant Salo in Finland

© Picture: Lounavoima Oy

Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, based in Gummersbach/Germany, has been awarded the contract for the extended boiler lot of the Salo Waste-to-Energy plant in southwestern Finland. The scope of supply and services includes the planning, delivery, installation and commissioning of the boiler system including grate firing, turbine, electrical and control technology as well as the boiler house.

The contractor is the project company Lounavoima Oy, which was founded especially for the construction and operation of the plant by the municipal waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy and the municipal district heating company Salon Kaukolämpö Oy. Commissioning of the plant is planned for the end of 2020.

In the single-line plant, up to 120,000 t of municipal and commercial waste from the cities of Turku and Salo will be thermally recycled each year. After commissioning, the plant generates 180 - 190 GWh of heat, which are fed into the local district heating network. This corresponds to 90 % of the total district heating required in the city of Salo. Likewise, 72 GWh of electricity are fed into the public grid every year.

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MARTIN will supply 3 grate systems to Kawasaki Tachibana WTE Plant, Japan

Kawasaki Tachibana WTE Plant, Japan

Order to supply 3 grate systems

On 19 December 2017, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering (MHIEC) signed a contract with the city of Kawasaki for the construction of the Tachibana WTE plant.

The plant will be located between Tokyo and Yokohama, in the Kanagawa Prefecture.

Three combustion lines equipped with MARTIN reverse-acting grates, each with a daily throughput of 200 Mg, will replace the three existing combustion lines (200 Mg/day each). These were also fitted with MARTIN reverse-acting grates and had been operating since 1974.

Start-up of the plant is planned for September 2023.

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New grate systems with MARTIN’s technology for WtE plants in China and Thailand

MARTIN's licensee in China, Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd, has been awarded 12 new projects with MARTIN reverse-acting grate SITY2000 technology. 11 in China, 1 in Thailand. The total 18 combustion lines have a capacity of 10,750 ton per day.



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B&W Turns Over Innovative Denmark Renewable Energy Project to Amager Ressourcecenter

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) (B&W) announced that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund), has successfully turned over the leading-edge Amager Bakke / Copenhill waste-to-energy plant near Copenhagen, Denmark, to its customer, Amager Ressourcecenter (ARC).

The Copenhill project, which is jointly owned by five Copenhagen-area municipalities, is a state-of-the-art renewable energy plant featuring a modern and novel architectural design that includes a publicly accessible ski slope on its roof. The plant is capable of processing approximately 560,000 tonnes of waste annually to supply more than 50,000 homes and businesses with electricity and 120,000 households with district heating.

B&W Vølund’s project scope included the design and supply of the plant’s boiler, B&W Vølund’s DynaGrate® combustion system, slag and ash-handling equipment and advanced environmental technology.

This project demonstrates B&W’s commitment to helping our customers use waste to create heat and power in an efficient and environmentally conscious manner,” said B&W Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Young. “It also reflects the hard work and dedication of the talented project teams who have worked tirelessly to reach this milestone.”

ARC Director Jacob H. Simonsen said his organization was pleased to accept the plant turnover from B&W Vølund. “The plant has in the past month been running very well and we are producing large amounts of energy with very limited emissions,” Simonsen said. “We are happy to have taken over a world-class plant.”

B&W Vølund Managing Director Koen Bogers said the plant is a showcase of Danish innovation. “B&W Vølund has installed hundreds of waste and biomass-fired units worldwide, but Copenhill is particularly special for us because of its unique world-renowned design and location near our own Denmark B&W Vølund headquarters,” Bogers said. “We thank ARC for the opportunity to deliver one of the premier renewable energy facilities in Europe. This plant not only provides a highly efficient source of heat and power for the community and supports a circular economy but also creates a novel and innovative landmark for our region.”

The Copenhill plant’s impressive efficiency and environmental performance are attributable in part to its combustion grate technology – the B&W Vølund DynaGrate. This industry-leading technology is based on more than 40 years of research and development. It is ideally suited for waste-to-energy projects like Copenhill that require a high level of accessibility, fuel flexibility and energy recovery, and environmental performance.

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B&W Announces Turnover of U.K. Renewable Energy Project Featuring Advanced Waste Combustion Technology

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, and its project partner, Interserve, have successfully turned over a renewable energy plant project near Dunbar, East Lothain, Scotland, to the customer, Viridor.

The Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility, a municipal waste-to-energy plant, will provide green power for 39,000 homes while providing more than 50 permanent, full-time jobs for the community. B&W Vølund’s advanced waste combustion technology also will help the community dramatically reduce its reliance on landfilling by processing 320,000 tonnes of municipal and construction waste annually that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

This project is one of four European renewable energy projects B&W previously announced it expects to turn over to customers in the first and second quarters of 2019. The Dunbar project was referred to as the “sixth project” in B&W’s previous public disclosures about its European Renewable projects.

B&W’s Vølund’s advanced technology is proven and reliable for waste-to-energy customers worldwide and we’re proud to have executed this important project for Viridor,” said B&W Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Young. “The Dunbar facility, which features B&W Vølund’s state-of-the-art DynaGrate® fuel combustion system, will be able to process up to 38 tons of municipal waste per hour, deliver power to thousands of local homes and businesses, and help the Scottish government meet its target of landfilling zero biodegradable municipal waste by 2021.

Successful turnover of this project was an important step forward for B&W and reflects the hard work and strong dedication of our project team and highly skilled employees,” Young said. “We remain focused on completing our remaining European projects while we streamline overall operations, reducing overhead costs and enhancing the strength of our core technologies and services that establish B&W and its brands as a true global leader.

The plant features two B&W Vølund boilers and the advanced DynaGrate dynamic fuel combustion system, steam turbine and B&W emissions control equipment. B&W Vølund’s DynaGrate is one of the most-reliable combustion grates on the market and is tailored to the waste-to-energy and biomass energy industries. It provides excellent performance with low maintenance costs due to a design technology that reduces wear and tear on components.

Compared to other grate technologies, the DynaGrate combustion technology also produces significantly less fly ash, reducing the generation of secondary waste to landfill while allowing for recovery and recycling of all ferrous metals from the bottom ash.

Over the past 80 years, B&W Vølund has supplied more than 500 combustion grates worldwide.

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Steinmüller Babcock expands Energy from Waste Plant Premnitz

Gummersbach, 23. January 2019. Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, based in Gummersbach/Germany has been awarded a contract for the extension of the Energy from Waste Premnitz.  The scope of supply and services includes planning and construction of the boiler including grate and ancillary equipment for a second line of the plant. The client is EEW Energy from Waste Premnitz GmbH. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2021.

The small town of Premnitz is located in the nature park Havelland west of Berlin. Ten years ago, the EVE 1 was considered one of the most modern facilities for the energy recovery of high-calorie refuse-derived fuels in Europe. The EVE 2 is designed for a fuel mix of household waste, commercial waste and refuse derived fuel, with a throughput of 150,000 t/year and a capacity of 56 MWth. While a small proportion of energy is used for own use, most of it comes to local industrial customers and households in the form of process steam, district heating and electrical energy. In the long term, the EVE 2 is to replace a fluidized bed combustion unit with a throughput capacity of 120,000 t/year in the plant network.

Steinmüller Babcock convinced in the tender with a technical concept that combined a tailor-made solution with a good price level. For Steinmüller Babcock, the order symbolises the continuation of a very good cooperation with the EEW Group. Most recently, Steinmüller Babcock had extended the EEW plant in Delfzijl / Netherlands with a line. The EEW Group has been building and operating thermal waste recycling plants for 30 years, currently there are 18 plants in Germany and neighboring countries with a total annual recycling capacity of more than 4.7 million tonnes of waste.

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