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B&W Vølund hands over waste-to-energy boiler to Bodens Energi

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

In northern Sweden, municipal energy company Bodens Energi (BEAB) has taken over “Boiler 18”, a 35 MWth municipal solid waste (MSW) fired grate boiler supplied by Babcock & Wilcox Vølund. Integrated into an existing combined heat and power (CHP) plant, supplied by Babcock & Wilcox Vølund in 2008, it can process 13 tonnes per hour of MSW (photo courtesy BEAB).

Vølund delivered the waste-to-energy boiler, which features a DynaGrate combustion grate system and thermal capacity of 35 MW, on schedule. The boiler is capable of handling up to 13 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) 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. We thank our valued customer, BEAB, for again choosing Vølund boiler technology for its plants, said Kenneth Young, CEO, B&W.

When fully operational, the new line on the Boden plant will be able to handle up to 135 000 tonnes of waste per year. The plant’s annual oil consumption will drop from 800 tonnes to 40 tonnes, and biomass fuels including peat consumption will decrease from 15 300 tonnes to 1 500 tonnes.

With the new combined heating and power plant, electricity production will increase from 26 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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