Charlotte, N.C., May 2, 2012 — The Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group won full notice to proceed for the engineering, design, procurement and construction of a waste-to-energy power plant and environmental control equipment for the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Fla.
B&W and its consortium partner, KBR, were awarded a $668 million contract for the design and construction of the 95 MW Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 in April 2011.
Since that time, B&W had been performing engineering and design work under a limited notice to proceed. With the receipt of this FNTP, B&W recorded in the first quarter of 2012 an additional $178 million in backlog, representing the remaining portion of B&W's design and build scope, as well as about $498 million for a 20-year operations and maintenance contract.
The new waste-to-energy facility will be located adjacent to the SWA's existing plant, Renewable Energy Facility No. 1, and will be capable of processing 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day to produce electricity and reduce the amount of waste sent to the county's landfill. The plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in spring 2015.