Denmark-based Babcock & Wilcox Volund (B&W Volund) has signed a contract worth approximately $70m with Oresundskraft to design and supply a waste-to-energy boiler for a new power plant in Sweden.

The plant, located in Helsingborg, Sweden, will be a greenfield 67MW combined heat and power unit capable of burning approximately 220,000 tons of waste per year. Project scope includes a combustion system, steam boiler, electrical, control and monitoring systems.

The boiler features an advanced combustion control system and B&W Volund’s water-cooled combustion grate. To reduce maintenance costs, the boiler design also includes water-cooled wear zones protected with Inconel.

Richard Killion, president and chief operating officer of B&W PGG, said: “European Union regulations limiting the disposal of burnable waste in landfills, combined with a growing need for power generation capacity, have created demand for B&W Volund’s waste-to-energy solutions.

“We can meet that demand with an advanced waste-to-energy boiler, which not only meets our customers’ needs but also provides residents with an environmentally friendly solution to their heating and power needs.”

Engineering is currently underway at B&W Volund’s offices in Denmark. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2013.