Babcock & Wilcox awarded $65M contract for waste-to-energy plant in England

B&W’s global operations will provide technologies and services for the project, including GMAB flue gas treatment technologies, SPIG air-cooled condensers and more.

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Akron, Ohio–based Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has announced its Italy-based B&W Environmental and Denmark-based B&W Renewable business segments have been awarded a contract for approximately $65 million by Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant Ltd. (LSEP) in London to provide engineering services and advanced technologies for the LSEP sustainable energy plant at Lostock Gralam near Manchester, United Kingdom.   

B&W’s global operations will provide technologies and services for the project, including GMAB flue gas treatment technologies, SPIG air-cooled condensers, Diamond Power boiler cleaning equipment and engineering in both B&W’s Denmark and U.S. offices.  

The Lostock plant will use residual waste to generate more than 60 megawatts of energy for residents and businesses. Additionally, the plant will be one of the largest operational waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in the UK, processing around 600,000 metric tons of waste annually. The plant was previously the site of a decommissioned coal-fired power plant.  

“We thank LSEP for choosing B&W for this key clean energy project,” says B&W Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jimmy Morgan. “B&W’s waste-to-energy, environmental and other technologies will play a critical role in decarbonization and the transition to renewable energy, and we’re pleased to contribute our expertise to the Lostock project.”  

With hundreds of units in operation around the world, B&W Renewable has many decades of experience and extensive expertise with technologies that generate steam and power from municipal and industrial waste fuels.  

B&W Environmental says its GMAB flue gas cleaning and flue gas condensation technologies are applicable for a wide range of applications, including WTE, coincineration and hazardous waste incineration plants. The company’s SPIG dry cooling technologies can be tailored for various applications and are a sustainable and environmentally conscious cooling solution, eliminating water discharge and protecting the environment. B&W’s Diamond Power boiler cleaning systems are available in steam/air, high-pressure water and dual-media air heater cleaning configurations and are well-suited for renewable and WTE applications.  

LSEP is a joint venture formed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in Denmark and FCC Environment in England. The Lostock WTE plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in late 2025. 

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