News and events
Want to talk with us in person at a conference? Interested in the latest news in the field of energy recovery? Here’s a quick overview of what has been happening around our company.
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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.
Contract for new waste-to-energy plant in Boden, Sweden
Contract for new waste-to-energy plant in Boden, Sweden: We have been awarded a contract for approximately $35 million to design, supply and construct a waste-to-energy boiler for a combined heat and power plant in Boden, Sweden.
Götaverken Miljö to be Babcock & Wilcox Vølund AB
Götaverken Miljö to be Babcock & Wilcox Vølund AB: as per 1 January 2017, our subsidiary Götaverken Miljö will be acting under the company name Babcock & Wilcox Vølund AB.
Danish DynaGrate® to go: green technology for Shenzhen, China
Six extra extra large DynaGrates® weighing almost 1,000 tons. This is the scheduled shipment from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund in Denmark to Shenzhen, China in 2017. The heavy steel work travels along with a complete boiler design and manifests forefront clean technology for the world’s largest waste-to-energy plant.
Waste combustion in the spotlight
Modern waste combustion recovers close to 100 per cent of energy, water and metals from waste. Nevertheless, the technology does not count as recycling in a circular economy. However, biogas plants do count as recycling, even if the technology recovers only 50 per cent of the energy in the waste, the rest being contaminated sludge. It is time to put waste combustion in the spotlight
Chimney without smoke
Flue gas condensation is the story of the smoke that disappeared. Or, more accurately, about the smoke that turns into heat and water before it reaches the chimney. The chimney above the waste combustion only rarely emits smoke, and the plants are able to recover 20-25 per cent more energy from the waste than previously.
SteamBoost™ goes live
The new SteamBoost™ technology recovers ten per cent more energy from waste. This spring, the superheater at AffaldPlus will run at full capacity. Years of development work is about to reach customers.
Zero incident design
Zero incidents. This is the goal of Ruth Kjeldsmark and Michael Esbersen from B&W Vølund's Health & Safety Department (HSE), who are involved in everything from tendering to inspection in all B&W Vølund projects. Safe design and clear requirements in contracts with subcontractors are prerequisites for achieving goals when resolving multinational tasks.
Conferences in February 2017: meet us in Istanbul and in London
In February 2017 you can meet us at IFAT Eurasia 2017 in Istanbul, and at the Energy from Waste Conference in London.