B&W Vølund Turns Over Waste-to-Energy Boiler to Customer in Sweden


Babcock [&] Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. announced its subsidiary, Babcock [&] Wilcox Vølund A/S (Vølund), has successfully turned over a waste-fired boiler for a combined heat and power plant to its customer, Bodens Energi AB (BEAB), a municipally owned producer of electricity and heat in Boden, Sweden.

Vølund delivered the waste-to-energy boiler, which features a DynaGrate® combustion grate system and thermal capacity of 35 megawatts, on schedule. The boiler is capable of handling up to 13 tons of municipal solid waste per hour and has been integrated into the existing Boden plant, which was built by Vølund in 2008. The new Vølund unit replaces an older oil-fired unit that will be placed on standby.

Vølund is a global leader in waste and biomass-fired boiler and grate technologies, with extensive knowledge and expertise that’s well-suited for an important project such as this,” said B[&]W Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Young. “We thank our valued customer, BEAB, for again choosing Vølund boiler technology for its plant.”

When fully operational, the new line on the Boden plant will be able to handle up to 135,000 tons of waste per year. The plant’s annual oil consumption will drop from 800 tons to 40 tons, and biofuels (including peat) consumption will decrease from 15,300 tons to 1,500 tons. With the new combined heating and power plant, electricity production will increase from 26 gigawatt hours (GWh) to 66 GWh, and the plant’s heating production will remain at 330 GWh annually.

Vølund’s renewable energy steam generation technologies have been installed in more than 500 units in 30 countries.

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