Members' News 2019

Steinmüller Babcock modernises Waste to Energy plant Ludwigshafen

Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH based in Gummersbach has been awarded the contract for the modernisation of the Joint Venture Waste to Energy plant Ludwigshafen. The scope of supply and services includes planning and construction of the boiler system including grate and ancillary equipment for two lines. The client is the municipal operator GML - Gemeinschafts-Müllheizkraftwerk Ludwigshafen GmbH. Commissioning of the second line is planned for summer 2024.

With the project IGNIS (Latin: fire), the GML in Ludwigshafen is planning a comprehensive revamping of the Waste to Energy plant in order to ensure the waste disposal of the region for the next 25 years. In the plant, municipal and commercial waste from around 1,000,000 people from the region are thermally recycled. The Joint Venture Waste to Energy plant Ludwigshafen was built over 50 years ago, the two oldest of the three boilers are now 30 and 23 years old. A full revamping of the three lines would not be economically viable, and so GML consequently decided to invest in two new Waste to Energy lines replacing two of the existing lines which will be dismantled. Thus, the two new lines can be set into operation without restricting the operation of the existing three lines too much. On average, 90% of capacity will be maintained over the five years of reconstruction.

Depending on the operation status of the boilers the two new lines will contribute 90,000 – 100,000 t/a per year each to the overall plant treatment capacity of 235.000 t/a, with a thermal boiler performance of 30 MW each. The boilers generate high-pressure steam, which is converted into district heating and electricity in the neighbouring district heating plant of the regional supplier TWL AG. Steinmüller Babcock convinced in the tender with a technical concept combining a tailor-made solution with an overall attractive economic offer. Further information about Steinmüller Babcock can be found at www.steinmueller-babcock.com.

Dr. Thomas Grommes, managing director of GML, and Thomas Feilenreiter, managing director of Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, started the active part of the revamping project on 9th July with the official signing of the contract. © Foto: GML – Gemeinschafts-Müllheizkraftwerk Ludwigshafen GmbH.

 

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B&W Vølund Turns Over Biomass Energy Project to Customer in Wales

- Project is fifth European engineer-procure-construct (EPC) loss project company has completed and turned over to customers in recent months.
- Vølund to provide operations and maintenance services under 15-year contract.

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (Vølund), has successfully turned over a biomass-to-energy plant in Margam, Wales, to Margam Green Energy Ltd.

Vølund will operate the plant for its customer under a 15-year operations and maintenance contract. The plant is designed to burn waste wood to generate approximately 40 megawatts of electricity and features Vølund’s patented DynaGrate® technology. The Margam project was referred to as the “second project” in B&W’s previous public disclosures about its European EPC loss projects.

“Vølund’s proven, world-class boiler and grate technologies will provide an environmentally sound source of power to approximately 75,000 homes and businesses,” said B&W Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Young. “We appreciate and thank our customer for the opportunity to deliver our technology that will provide reliable and clean energy for the region.

“This project also further reinforces our role as a global leader in providing advanced waste and biomass-fired boiler and grate technologies,” Young said.

About B&W
Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets and has been transforming our world for 152 years. Follow us on Twitter @BabcockWilcox and learn more at www.babcock.com

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Moscow to Receive Swiss Support in Fight Against Waste Mountains

Four energy-from-waste plants are to be constructed in Moscow Region. A consortium consisting of the Swiss clean-tech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova and the Russian technology company ZiO-Podolsk was awarded the contract by the client, the Russian operating company Alternative Generating Company. The plants will make a substantial contribution toward reducing the number of landfill sites by treating the residual waste of around 5 million inhabitants, while at the same time delivering electricity for around 1.5 million people.

On 11 July 2019, the Russian power plant operator Alternative Generating Company-1 (AGC-1), an SPC and part of the RT-Invest Group and a consortium of the Swiss-Japanese cleantech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and the Russian technology company ZiO-Podolsk (a subsidiary of Atomenergomash (AEM), signed the contract to be the technology provider to build four energy-from-waste (EfW) plants in Moscow Region. HZI and AEM will deliver all of the process technology, including HZI’s first-class combustion technology and state-of-the-art flue gas treatment. In addition, the consortium will be responsible for a range of overarching services and monitoring processes. This is HZI’s first project in Russia.

Moscow’s War on Landfill
The idea of EfW is relatively new to Moscow Region and Russia in general. A total of four EfW plants (Moscow 1-4) are to be constructed on the city’s land over the next years. Construction of the first plant has already begun around 80 km southeast of the city center. The new plants form part of the Green Tariff, a programme to promote renewable energy launched in 2017. In addition to subsidies, the new facility will be funded by waste disposal fees and the sale of electricity and bottom ash.

The EfW plants will help the city to optimise its waste management by closing and steadily reducing its many landfill sites. Each plant will process some 700,000 tonnes, this is a total 2.8 million tonnes, of residual waste per year, the waste volume from more than 5 million people, generating 75 MW of electricity per plant. Part of the electricity will be used to run the plants, and part will be fed into the grid supplying power to around 1.5 million people in Moscow. Andrey Shipelov, CEO of RT-Invest, comments: “The integration of EfW technology is an important milestone in the introduction of a progressive and sustainable waste management economy in Russia. As a company, we are pleased to be playing a key role in the construction and operation of Moscow Region’s plants.” Bruno-Frédéric Baudouin, CEO at HZI adds: “We are proud to deliver our proprietary, proven technology, and to be part of this important project in Russia.”

Proven Technology Adapted to Meet Local Needs
The four plants will feature a similar design and state-of-the-art HZI technology that is already in use at several hundred sites around the world. This includes combustion with the HZI Grate, the water-steam cycle, and a multi-stage HZI flue gas treatment system that meets all European emissions standards and even falls well below the current limits.

Geographical factors pose additional challenges in terms of construction and installation. “The weather and climate here are different to Central Europe, for instance, and we have had to take account of this in the structural design,” explains Urs Altenburger, the Sales Manager responsible at HZI. Some technical systems that are normally placed outdoors have been moved indoors in order to protect them from the extreme cold in winter.

Promoting Local Businesses
The construction of the four EfW plants will not only bring benefits for Moscow Region in terms of waste management. The local economy will also profit, since much of the equipment and materials used will be Russian. A large number of jobs will also be created. Around 130 people will be needed to operate each completed plant, and up to 800 will be working on each site at any given time during construction.

 

About Hitachi Zosen Inova

Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste (EfW), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and project developer delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technology, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to user requirements. HZI’s Service Group combines absolute commitment to research and development with extensive manufacturing and assembly capabilities and looks after your plant throughout its entire life cycle. The company’s customers range from experienced waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets worldwide. HZI’s innovative and reliable waste and flue gas treatment as well as biogas upgrading and power-to-gas solutions have been part of over 700 reference projects delivered since 1933. To find out more about HZI, please visit www.hz-inova.com.

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News from MARTIN - Sharjah, U.A.E. and Rambervillers, France

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Landfill-free treatment of waste at the Persian Gulf

On the south-eastern edge of Sharjah, our partner CNIM builds a waste combustion line in close proximity to the Dubai border. Local waste management company Bee'ah and project developer Masdar are the contracting entities.

As of 2021, CNIM will operate the plant for 25 years and combust approx. 300,000 t of household and commercial waste per year. The released heat shall be used to generate approx. 30 MW of electricity. What is more, Sharjah will be the first major city in the Middle East to achieve the goal of a fully landfill-free disposal of waste.

The plant is located in the desert and near the sea so that high temperatures and a significantly fluctuating air humidity necessitate an open building that still offers protection against dust and sandstorms.

MARTIN will supply a 5-run reverse-acting grate Vario with a width of 13.140 m. The gross heat release will be 109.4 MW with a maximum throughput of 42.3 t/h. The MICC system will be used for combustion control.

 

Rambervillers, France

Plant modernization for the generation of electricity and district heat from waste

The Rambervillers WTE plant in the Vosges department will be modernized comprehensively. The two oldest lines will be replaced by a new line and the remaining line will be upgraded. The contract to modify the plant was awarded to our partner CNIM. Completion of the modernization activities and start-up of the new line are planned for the year 2021.

When awarding the modernization contract, the customer, ÉVODIA (Vosges establishment for optimizing waste through innovation and action), also granted the licence to operate the plant for 25 years and assigned it to the French plant operator SUEZ. Following modernization, the two lines will combust 77,000 t of household and commercial waste per year. By connecting the WTE plant to the municipal district heating network, the current heat recovery rate of 54 % will increase to 79 %.

For the combustion line to be built, MARTIN will supply a 2-run reverse-acting grate with a width of 3.660 m. The gross heat release will be 28.1 MW with a maximum throughput of 10.8 t/h.

 

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CNIM-Clugston wins a contract to build the Earls Gate Waste-to-Energy plant in Grangemouth, Scotland

CNIM-Clugston wins a €170 million contract to build the Earls Gate Waste-to-Energy plant in Grangemouth, Scotland. CNIM is also awarded the contract to operate the plant for a period of 25 years. Clugston is in charge of the civil engineering of the building and CNIM is in charge of the design and the implementation of energy recovery processes.

This is the twelfth project carried out in the United Kingdom by the Franco-British joint venture composed of CNIM, an expert in waste-to-energy technologies and the civil engineering firm Clugston. The plant is intended for a consortium composed of Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group (GIG) and Covanta Energy. The project is part of Scotland's ban on landfilling biodegradable municipal waste, which is expected to come into force in January 2021.

Work is scheduled to start in spring 2019 and the plant should be operational by the end of 2021. This will be CNIM's 21st plant in the United Kingdom and the first in Scotland.

Operational by 2021, the Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC) is expected to process approximately 216,000 tonnes of waste, or 20% of total household waste landfilled in Scotland, and to annually produce 79 GWh of green electricity and 81 GWh of heat in the form of steam.

EGEC will become a low-cost source of green energy for companies in the region, such as CalaChem, a chemical manufacturer and on-site energy service provider, which has entered into a long-term agreement for the supply of electricity and steam produced by the plant for distribution.

For further information: https://cnim.com/en/medias/cnim-clugston-wins-contract-build-earls-gate-waste-energy-plant-grangemouth-scotland

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MARTIN - Contract for work and services with regard to the partial replacement of line 1 of the Würzburg WTE plant

After the waste management association of the greater Würzburg area (ZVAWS) awarded MARTIN the design contract for the partial replacement of line 1 of the Würzburg WTE plant in July 2018, the corresponding contract for work and services was concluded on 21/05/2019.

The scope of supply includes the dismantling of the grate, of the steam generator and of various auxiliary units for line 1. The scope furthermore includes the erection of a new grate-based combustion system equipped with the MARTIN reverse-acting grate, erection of the associated steam generator, installation of various media pipes and of the electrical instrument and control system technology for line 1 as well as replacement of the switchgear for line 2. This entire scope of supply is implemented while lines 2 and 3 continue to operate.

Following replacement, line 1 is designed for a gross heat release of 29.2 MW, an average heating value of 10,500 kJ/kg and a waste throughput rate of approx. 10 t/h, while at the same time providing for the co-combustion of sewage sludge.

Start-up is planned for the second half of 2020.

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MARTIN - Orders for delivery of total plants and grate systems

Luoqi, China
 

Order for delivery of total plant

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply a total plant. The waste-to-energy plant has four combustion lines and will be erected in Luoqi (Chongqing province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grates will have a throughput of 750 t/d each.

 

Taixing II, China
 

Order for delivery of total plant

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply a total plant. The waste-to-energy plant has one combustion line and will be erected in Taixing (Jiangsu province), People`s Republic of China. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 450 t/d.

  

Shanwei II, China
 

Order for delivery of total plant

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply a total plant. The waste-to-energy plant has two combustion lines and will be erected in Shanwei (Guangdong province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grates will have a throughput of 700 t/d each.

 

Huimin, China
 

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. Two combustion systems will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Huimin (Shandong province), People`s Republic of China. The grates will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. Each grate will have a throughput of 300 t/d.

 

Gong’an, China
 

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Gong’an (Hubei province), People`s Republic of China. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 500 t/d.

 

Saraburi III, Thailand
 

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Saraburi, Thailand. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 750 t/d.

 

Lufeng II, China
 

Order for delivery of grate systems

Our licensee, Chongqing Sanfeng Covanta Environmental Industry Co., Ltd., has been awarded a new contract to supply grate systems. One combustion system will be supplied to the waste-to-energy plant in Lufeng (Guangdong province), People`s Republic of China. The grate will be manufactured in China and will use the MARTIN SITY 2000 technology. The grate will have a throughput of 400 t/d.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova Hands EfW Plant in Edinburgh Over to Client

On 18 April 2019, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) handed over the Energy from Waste (EfW) plant in Millerhill (Edinburgh) to the client, FCC E&M Ltd., a subsidiary of FCC Environment Ltd. After 31 months of construction, the facility now goes into regular operation.

The plant, located in the east of the Scottish capital, processes around 155,000 metric tons of non-recyclable household and commercial waste a year to generate thermal capacity of 50 MW of which over 12 MW electricity is fed into the grid – enough to meet the requirements of around 32,000 households. Besides playing a role in supplying energy to the region, the installation thus makes a substantial contribution to the implementation of Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan, which aims among other things to eliminate the use of landfill.

Never change a winning team
While the project in Edinburgh is HZI’s first foray into Scotland, it’s the fifth project the Swiss cleantech company has delivered on behalf of FCC. Paul Taylor, Group Chief Executive at FCC, describes the collaboration: “After plants in Zistersdorf in Austria, Hartlebury and Greatmoor in England, and the installation in Majorca in Spain, we can now also look back on a successful partnership with HZI in Edinburgh. Once again, they’ve proven to be a reliable partner that professionally delivers a high-quality product.”

For HZI this project in the UK marks a further milestone in one of Europe’s most important markets, underscoring our role as one of the global leaders in thermal energy recovery,” says Andres Kronenberg, Chief Business Development Officer at HZI. “We are also proud that after Paris, Oslo, London and Dublin another European capital relies on our technology”, he adds.

Alongside the HZI combustion technology, tried and tested over many years in numerous facilities all over the world, the installation also features HZI XeroSorp®, a dry flue gas treatment system whose sophisticated design both reduces the plant’s water consumption and boosts thermal energy recovery.

About Hitachi Zosen Inova
Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste (EfW), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and project developer delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technology, are thoroughly tested, and can be flexibly adapted to user requirements. HZI’s Service Group combines absolute commitment to research and development with extensive manufacturing and assembly capabilities and looks after your plant throughout its entire life cycle.

The company’s customers range from experienced waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets worldwide. HZI’s innovative and reliable waste and flue gas treatment as well as biogas upgrading and power-to-gas solutions have been part of over 700 reference projects delivered since 1933. To find out more about HZI, please visit www.hz-inova.com.

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MARTIN - Order for delivery of a combustion system

The British company Earls Gate Energy Centre Ltd. awarded MARTIN's French partner CNIM the contract to build the turnkey Earls Gate plant. The plant will be jointly built by CNIM and the British construction company Clugston Construction in the Scottish town of Grangemouth, and is expected to come online in 2021.

MARTIN will supply a reverse-acting grate Vario with 4 runs and a width of 10.480 m. The gross heat release will be 75 MW with a throughput of up to 34.2 t/h. The plant will be used to supply the Earls Gate Park industrial site with electricity, district heat and steam.

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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.

About B&W
Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets and has been transforming our world for 152 years. Follow us on Twitter @BabcockWilcox and learn more at www.babcock.com.

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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.

About B&W
Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, and has been transforming our world for 151 years. Follow us on Twitter @BabcockWilcox and learn more at www.babcock.com.

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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.

Here you can find further information on Steinmüller Babcock: www.steinmueller-babcock.com.

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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.

For more information about Steinmüller Babcock, please visit www.steinmueller-babcock.com.

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