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In Scotland, Shetland Islands Council has selected technology company B&W Renewable to upgrade the Lerwick waste-to-energy plant.

The aim of the $3 million contract is to reduce emissions and increase efficiency of the plant.

B&W Renewable will design, supply and install new, patented water-cooled wear zones, a secondary air system, waste feed hopper and associated equipment, and provide a control system upgrade.

The equipment upgrades will boost the plant’s municipal waste-processing capacity by 15%.

The plant provides hot water to the local district heating company, Shetland Heat, Energy & Power Ltd., which supplies more than 1,200 local homes and businesses.

B&W Renewable will also provide grate and boiler maintenance services, training, start-up support and performance optimisation services for the energy recovery plant.

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The project is scheduled for completion and handover to the customer in the fall of 2021.

B&W chief operating officer Jimmy Morgan, said: “B&W Renewable is proud to be a leading provider of equipment and services to the renewable energy plant fleet in Europe and throughout the world.

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“We look forward to executing this important project and appreciate the confidence Shetland Islands Council has shown in our clean energy technologies.”