B&W Turns Over Innovative Denmark Renewable Energy Project to Amager Ressourcecenter
B&W previously announced it expects to turn over four plants in the first and second quarters of 2019. This project is the second of those four.
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.