Babcock & Wilcox subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S has been awarded a contract worth more than $80 million to build a 280 MWth biomass boiler system for the Skærbækværket power plant (pictured) near Fredericia, Denmark.

The plant, owned by DONG Energy Thermal Power A/S, will consist of two 140 MW biomass-fired boilers used to supply district heating and power to residents in the region. Its boilers will be fuelled primarily by wood chips, as well as other biomass residue.

B&W Vølund’s scope of supply includes design, manufacture, supply, construction and commissioning of the plant’s boiler system.

“This project reflects B&W’s ongoing strategic effort to deploy its clean energy, biomass and waste-to-energy technologies globally,” said B&W PGG president and chief operating officer J. Randall Data.

The plant is scheduled for completion in April 2017 with engineering and design work for the Skærbækværket project set to begin shortly.