B&W Renewable to Provide Upgrades to Reduce Emissions and Increase Efficiency of Scotland Waste-to-Energy Plant
Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced that its B&W Renewable segment has been awarded a contract to provide upgrades to Shetland Islands Council’s energy recovery plant in Lerwick, Scotland, to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.
Under the contract, which is valued at more than $3 million, B&W Renewable will design, supply and install new, patented water-cooled wear zones, a secondary air system, waste feed hopper and associated equipment, and provide a control system upgrade.
The equipment upgrades, which utilize proven, patented Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S technology, are intended to reduce emissions, while also boosting the plant’s municipal waste-processing capacity by 15 percent. The plant provides hot water to the local district heating company, Shetland Heat, Energy & Power Ltd., which supplies more than 1,200 local homes and businesses.
“B&W Renewable is proud to be a leading provider of equipment and services to the renewable energy plant fleet in Europe and throughout the world,” said B&W Chief Operating Officer Jimmy Morgan. “We look forward to executing this important project and appreciate the confidence Shetland Islands Council has shown in our clean energy technologies.”
B&W Renewable will also provide grate and boiler maintenance services, training, start-up support and performance optimization services for the energy recovery plant. The project is scheduled for completion and handover to the customer in the fall of 2021.
B&W Renewable’s waste-to-energy technologies are robust and effective energy options designed to reduce CO2 emissions and replace fossil fuels. Technologies offered include combustion systems, grates and stokers, waste fuel feeder systems, water-cooled wear zones, emissions control, flue gas treatment and more.