EPC contract for waste to energy project

Units of KBR and Babcock & Wilcox Co. booked a $668 million contract from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a 95 MW wasted to energy facility.

The project will consist of three new mass burn boilers capable of generating up to 95 MW of electricity, grates, ash systems, metals recovery systems, emissions control equipment, including a dry flue gas desulfurization unit, baghouse, carbon injection and selective catalytic reduction system, duct work and other components.

KBR unit BE&K Construction Co. LLC and the unnamed B&W unit will share the work scope.

B&W will design and supply the boilers and air quality control systems. BE&K will provide engineering and procurement of the balance of plant equipment and provide overall construction services for the project. The contract award follows the completion by BE&K of a major refurbishment of the county’s existing two-boiler waste to energy facility.

Once complete, the facility will be capable of processing 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste a day to produce electricity and reduce the amount of waste sent to the county’s landfill.

Work on the project is expected to begin in May 2011.

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