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Waste-to-energy plant in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund

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B&W Vølund is one of the world’s leading technology suppliers for converting household waste and biomass into heat and power.

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The waste-to-energy plant will be one of the largest in the world
When the West Palm Beach renewable energy plant is commissioned in 2015, it will be one of the largest waste-to-energy plants in the world. Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, the plant is expected to process 2,700 tons of municipal solid waste per day – corresponding to 907,000 tons of municipal solid waste per year.

The plant
The waste-to-energy plant consists of three single pass mass burn boilers, which are capable of generating enough electricity to power 56,000 homes. The boilers are specially designed to handle the massive input volume and have very high efficiency. Furthermore, the plant will be equipped with advanced control technology to reduce emissions. In fact, the emissions permit limits will be the lowest of any renewable energy facility burning municipal solid waste in the United States.

Partnership with our parent company
Together with our American parent company, the Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., we will design, procure and supply operation and maintenance services in order to provide the best possible power plant for the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. Babcock and Wilcox Vølund will supply the feed system, bottom ash discharger, grate siftings conveyor, hydraulic unit and our signature DynaGrate® system to facilitate the combustion process.

The innovative technology of the DynaGrate®
The DynaGrate® combustion grate system has been proven in numerous waste-to-energy installations around the world. It is installed in more than 100 plants worldwide. Moreover, the DynaGrate® system is flexible, with the ability to burn a wide variety of unsorted fuels having a broad range of heating values, with extremely good burn-out of the waste. The grate in the West Palm Beach plant will be the largest DynaGrate® in the world, measuring 130 square meters.

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