By Ben Messenger
The huge 95MW waste to energy plant in West Palm Beach, Florida is starting to take shape, with technology supplier Babcock & Wilcox Vølund installing the DynaGrate combustion grate.
The company said that the 2700 tonne per day plant is the recipient of the largest DynaGrate system that it has ever installed.
B&W Vølund said that the DynaGrate combustion grate is based on 40 years of research and development and can handle a wide variety of unsorted fuels having a broad range of heating values, with superior burn-out of the waste.
The photos below show the progress of the construction work – the crane with one out of four sections (that makes one combustion lane) of the DynaGrate, and the installation-in-progress of the largest DynaGrate in the world.
When fully assembled it will measure 130 square meters.
In partnership with The Babcock & Wilcox Company and the consortium partner BE&K Construction, B&W Vølund explained that it supplying know-how, technology and equipment for three gigantic production lines.
Each line is capable of handling and recovering energy from 900 tonnes of waste a day, which corresponds to 907,000 tonnes of waste per year.
The company noted that when the plant is commissioned in 2015, it will be one of the largest waste to energy plants in the world.
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