Members' News 2019

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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