AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced today that its B&W Renewable segment has been awarded a contract for approximately $58 million to design and supply an advanced waste-to-energy boiler, combustion grate and other equipment for a waste-to-energy power plant in Europe.
B&W Renewable’s technologies, including its advanced DynaGrate® combustion grate, will help the plant operator divert 435,000 tons of non-recyclable waste from landfills, reducing methane emissions and providing renewable energy for the equivalent of 95,000 homes. The DynaGrate is ideally suited for waste-to-energy applications and features a high level of fuel flexibility, energy recovery and combustion efficiency, while also reducing emissions by destroying dioxins and furans, minimizing formation of nitrogen oxides and limiting unburned carbon.
“Diverting hundreds of thousands of tons of waste each year will significantly reduce the environmental impact of landfilled waste in this region, including from runoff and methane emissions,” said Jimmy Morgan, B&W Chief Operating Officer. “Waste-to-energy, biomass and renewable technologies are an important part of B&W’s business growth strategy, and we’re pursuing other significant renewable energy projects around the world.”
As the world looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, waste-to-energy technology can play a key role in those efforts while providing renewable, baseload power. In Europe alone, 50 million tons of waste is converted into valuable energy, supplying 27 million residents with power and substantially reducing the need for landfills.
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About B&W Renewable
Babcock & Wilcox Renewable offers cost-effective technologies for efficient and environmentally sustainable power and heat generation, including waste-to-energy, biomass energy and black liquor systems for the pulp and paper industry. B&W Renewable’s leading technologies support a circular economy, diverting waste from landfills to use for power generation and replacing fossil fuels, while recovering metals and reducing emissions.
B&W cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to the receipt of a contract for more than $58 million to design and supply a waste-to-energy boiler, combustion grate, ash-handling system and other equipment for a waste-to-energy plant in Europe, as well as the corresponding reduction in the environmental impact of landfilled waste in this region. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For a more complete discussion of these risk factors, see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K. If one or more of these risks or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expressed. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law.