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B&W SPIG awarded air-cooled condenser retrofit contract for WtE plant in France

Global turnkey cooling systems supplier, Italy-headed SPIG S.p.A. (SPIG), a subsidiary of US-headed Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W), has recently been awarded a contract by SUEZ RV Energie to upgrade an air-cooled condenser for its waste-to-energy (WtE) plant at the FENIIX site in Rambervillers, France.

An artist’s rendering of the SUEZ RV Energie waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Rambervillers, France (image courtesy B&W SPIG).

FENIIX is the energy recovery plant for household waste collected by EVODIA, the departmental joint union that manages all household waste in the Vosges department. FENIIX uses municipal waste to generate electricity and steam for the Rambervillers District Heating Network and in the future also will supply steam heat for industrial processes.

SPIG’s experience includes dry, wet, and wet/dry hybrid cooling solutions as dictated by site-specific requirements. The company’s cooling systems and designs can be tailored for a wide range of project specifications such as high seismic loads, vibration control, corrosion, noise control, sub-freezing operation, and seawater use.

This contract demonstrates how B&W is leveraging its broad expertise to grow its business worldwide, particularly in the renewable energy and waste-to-energy markets. SPIG’s dry cooling expertise provides added value to many plants, including waste management plants across Europe, said Alberto Galantini, Managing Director of SPIG.

SPIG previously completed a similar project for SUEZ’s Sita Lyon plant in France, as well as service projects for wet and dry cooling equipment in SUEZ facilities in Wilton, Severnside, and Cornwall in the UK.

SPIG offers an extensive range of retrofit and upgrade solutions that can be applied to different types of systems and designs. We appreciate our ongoing relationship with SUEZ and thank them for the opportunity to work on the retrofit of the two cells of their ACC at the FENIIX site in Rambervillers, said Alberto Galantini.

All materials are scheduled to be delivered and erected in the first half of 2021. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

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