News and events
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Koen W. Bogers Named Managing Director of B&W Vølund
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) announced today that Koen W. Bogers has been named Managing Director of its Denmark-based Renewable energy subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (B&W Vølund).
Waste Incineration BREF 2017: drafting the waste-to-energy future
The BREF standards outlining the Best Available Technologies (BAT) are currently undergoing a revision, which will determine the permitted emissions and pollution levels across the EU countries. On first reading, the proposed BREF seems far more ambitious and somewhat stricter than the current emission standards for waste-to-energy plants. B&W Vølund’s Director of Technology, Ole Hedegaard Madsen is part of the group of experts to review the standards.
Meet us a the RWM exhibition in Birmingham
Visit us in Hall 4, Stand 4E60-F61 at the Recycling and Waste Management (RWM) Exhibition 2017.
B&W Vølund at the WASTECON® congress
We will be at the WASTECON® conference in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with thousands of other industry professionals from September 25th to 27th. We hope to see you too.
Cleanup in the vacation paradise
Beach vacations in Bali are close to becoming an illustration of how bad things can get if no one takes care of the garbage. Indonesia's 17,000 islands are literally surrounded by a sea of garbage. It's now time to clean it up. The Indonesian government has set ambitious goals for addressing waste management and energy recovery. Denmark is providing assistance in terms of both a framework and technology. Together with Fortum, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund is developing Indonesia's first waste-to-energy plant.
Sister boiler for Boden in record time
The relationship has lasted for 20 years, and a new joint project has just confirmed that B&W Vølund and Bodens Energi AB still have much to offer one another. Reliability and the many-year relationship are essential, not least when the projects carried out at the polar plant are under pressure. In this case, a brand new waste boiler has to be installed by the 2017 Christmas holiday.
The plant got a second wind
The dangerous slag burned away in just three days. The solution was in the air at Eidsiva's waste boiler.
The problem that resulted in unforeseen benefits
A telephone call from Kiruna, Sweden, to Esbjerg, Denmark, resulted in the modification of the plant's two biofuel boilers. When Peter Enemærke had Kiruna Kraft on the line, he learned that the furnaces at the Swedish district heating plant were running too hot. The solution would be a step-by-step revamp process involving larger heating surfaces, new grates, pumps and heat exchangers. The process has resulted in significantly less maintenance and 5 MW of added heat.
ERFA 2017: Ready, set, turn around...
ERFA seminar 2017: Operation and maintenance experts from Scandinavian energy plants will meet at B&W Vølund's annual customer seminars on 6-7 April and 27-28 April. Change, technology and problem-solving will be the focus.
Makeover: new life for old boilers
Finely tuned state-of-the-art plant. This might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about 20-year old, well-used, waste-fired boilers at Fynsværket. Nevertheless, the residents of Odense and the surrounding areas will get their heating next year from a plant that is as good as new. Fjernvarme Fyn is investing a quarter of a billion Danish kroner to give the old boilers new lease of life and a boost for waste-to-energy in Funen.