Under the contract, B&W Vølund and its construction partner Interserve will design, develop, test and commission the power plant.

B&W Vølund scope accounts for more than two-thirds of the contract value. It will provide two WTE boilers, advanced DynaGrate dynamic fuel combustion system, steam turbine and a dry flue gas cleaning system.

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group vice president and Global Power Division general manager Paul Scavuzzo said: "As a renewable fuel, waste-to-energy technology provides numerous benefits for our customers and the communities they serve, such as significantly reduced use of valuable landfill space and compliance with stringent emissions regulations.

"We’re excited to work with our consortium partner, Interserve, to supply this state-of-the-art power plant to our customer, Viridor."

Capable of processing up to 38 tons of municipal waste per hour, the Dunbar plant will help the Scottish government meet its target of landfilling zero biodegradable municipal waste by 2021.