Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to build the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, Denmark
The Amager Bakke project is Babcock & Wilcox Vølund's largest single order. The two combined heat and power lines of the new state-of-the-art plant will replace the present four lines.
The scope of Babcock & Wilcox Vølund’s contribution to the project includes the design and delivery of the plant’s incinerator equipment and boiler, a DynaGrate®, combustion- and energy-control system, slag- and ash-handling equipment and environmental systems, including an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) for the control of particle emissions and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system to control the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx).
Green energy and several thousand new jobs
The Amager Bakke project will provide work equivalent to 4,600 man-years, of which 2,000 man-years will be in the form of existing and new jobs at Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, jobs for project engineers and architects and jobs at the many sub-contractors involved in the project as providers of products and services.
The new waste-to-energy plant underpins the targets of Green Growth and Copenhagen Business Task Force by contributing to the reduction of environment and climate pollution, while at the same time increasing the production of green energy.
"Denmark can now look forward to having a unique window on Danish expertise on climate-friendly energy production and high efficiency technologies, as well as world class architecture. What is more, citizens in the Copenhagen Metropolitan Region can look forward to environmentally friendly energy production and secure electricity supplies for many years to come." says John Veje Olesen, Managing Director of Babcock & Wilcox Vølund.
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