Welsh power plant deal

By Neill Barston03 February 2015

Babcock & Wilcox’ Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, has gained a €175 million deal to design and operate a biomass power plant in Margam, Wales.

The facility will be built by the contractor’s consortium partner, Interserve Construction, with the plant burning around 335,000 tonnes of wood waste annually.

It is expected to generate around 40MW of electricity and has been developed to be capable of using municipal waste as a potential fuel source.

Among its core features are advanced environmental controls including a dry flue gas desulphurisation system, and continuous emissions monitoring equipment.

Engineering on the project has begun at the company’s Danish offices and is scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of 2017.

Company president and CEO E. James Ferland said, “The Margam project is the fifth major coal, renewable or waste-to-energy contract announced by our power generation subsidiary in the last seven months.

“We continue to look globally for opportunities to grow our business in the fossil power and renewable sectors, while maintaining limited exposure to the impact of a turbulent global oil market.”

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