B&W Renewable, a segment of Babcock & Wilcox, has been awarded a contract for US$58 million to design and supply an advanced waste-to-energy boiler, combustion grate, and other equipment for a waste-to-energy power plant in Europe.
B&W Renewable’s technologies will help the plant operator divert 435,000 tons of non-recyclable waste from landfills, reducing methane emissions and providing renewable energy for the equivalent of 95,000 homes.
“Diverting hundreds of thousands of tons of waste each year will significantly reduce the environmental impact of landfilled waste in this region, including from runoff and methane emissions,” said Jimmy Morgan, chief operating officer at Babcock & Wilcox. “Waste-to-energy, biomass, and renewable technologies are an important part of B&W’s business growth strategy, and we’re pursuing other significant renewable energy projects around the world.”
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Babcock & Wilcox offers energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide. B&W Renewable offers technologies for sustainable power and heat generation, including waste-to-energy, biomass energy, and black liquor systems for the pulp and paper industry.