A consortium formed by KBR and Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) secured a contract from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) for a new waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Florida, US.

Under the $668m contract, the consortium will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the facility.

The waste-to-energy power plant will consist of three new mass burn boilers capable of generating up to 95MW of electricity, grates, ash systems, metals recovery systems and emissions control equipment.

The emissions control equipment includes dry flue gas desulfurization unit, baghouse, carbon injection and selective catalytic reduction system.

B&W will design and supply the boilers and air quality control systems.

KBR subsidiary BE&K will provide engineering and procurement of the balance of plant equipment and provide overall construction services for the project which will commence in May 2011.

Upon completion, the waste-to-energy facility will process 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day to produce electricity and reduce the amount of waste sent to the county’s landfill.

The project scope includes the installation of a metals recovery system to maximize the recovery and recycle of aluminum, steel and other metals.