Located some 40 kilometres north of Dublin, Ireland’s first waste-to-energy plant began delivering electricity to the city’s grid in November 2011. Babcock & Wilcox Renewable (B&W) provided the boiler, combustion grate, combustion control, and selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) system.
The Filbornaverket waste-to-energy plant in Helsingborg produces steam, district heating and electricity. The main fuel is combustible fractions of waste from households, industry and businesses. The plant uses the region’s large quantities of combustible waste to produce electricity and district heating for the local grid.
In Europe there is an increasing market demand for technologies capable of burning waste with high heating values. In Scandinavia it is common to burn large fractions of industrial waste including demolition wood and different types of biomass. In order to meet the periodically very high heating values, B&W developed new combustion technology that can be adapted to high or fluctuating heating values.
This plant will supply approximately 43 MW of heat to the district heating network in Aalborg. The efficiency is approximately 100%, and the energy produced will supply some 16,000 houses with electricity, and 30,000 houses with district heating.