B&W Vølund to supply waste-to-energy technology for Ireland power plant
Facility will provide power for 20,000 homes
Denmark-based Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has been awarded a contract by Indaver Group Ireland to supply waste-to-energy combustion technology for a power plant project in Meath, Ireland. B&W PGG is a major operating unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Company.
B&W Vølund will design and supply a VølundSystemsTM waste-fired boiler for the 20 MW plant – Ireland’s first municipal waste-to-energy facility. Indaver will manage the overall construction of the plant, which is scheduled for completion in 2011. The plant will process up to 200,000 metric tons of household and industrial waste each year and will generate power for 20,000 homes.
“B&W Vølund and B&W PGG are industry leaders in renewable energy technology and supply customers around the world,” said B&W PGG President and Chief Operating Officer Richard L. Killion. “The waste-to-energy facility in Meath, Ireland is an excellent example of how we’re working hard to provide low-carbon, environmentally sound options for our customers and the communities they serve.”
Construction on the plant has already begun, and B&W Vølund will deliver its boiler in early 2010. The plant will help Ireland meet a European Union environmental directive that calls for 55 percent less waste to be shipped to landfills by 2013.