B&W Volund awarded contracts for U.K. biomass power plant

By Babcock & Wilcox Co. | March 12, 2015

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. has announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, has been awarded contracts totaling more than $220 million to design, manufacture  and operate a biomass power plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

B&W Vølund’s consortium partner, Interserve Strategic Projects, will construct the plant for the developer, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

The Rotherham Biomass Plant will feature a B&W Vølund-designed multi-fuel boiler with a DynaGrate fuel combustion system, a dry flue gas desulfurization system (dry FGD) and will burn waste wood to generate approximately 40 MW of electricity.

The contracts also call for B&W Vølund to provide operations and maintenance services for an initial term of 15 years once the plant is commissioned.

“We greatly appreciate the confidence Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has shown in B&W and this consortium and look forward to executing this project,” said Paul Scavuzzo, B&W senior vice president and general manager, Global Power Division. “The market for biomass power and waste-to-energy technologies in Europe continues to be strong, and B&W is well-positioned to meet the demand for reliable, clean energy solutions. This is B&W’s fourth major renewable energy project announced in the European market in the last seven months.”

The project was booked in the first quarter of 2015 and B&W Vølund has received a full notice to proceed with its work. Plant completion is scheduled for third quarter of 2017.