(BARBERTON, Ohio – December 3, 2018) – Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) (NYSE:BW) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Loibl GmbH (B&W Loibl), has been awarded a contract for more than $20 million to supply a co-firing conveying system and other equipment to RWE Generation NL’s Amercentrale power plant in Geertruidenberg, Netherlands.
When complete, the transport line will be able to convey biomass pellet fuel from a quay (ship unloading site) to the plant approximately 500 meters away.
B&W Loibl will supply multiple explosion-protected chain conveyors and screw conveyors designed to provide safe and reliable fuel feed from the storage silos to the milling facilities and, finally, to the plant’s boiler. The system also includes a state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression system. In addition, B&W Loibl will refurbish an existing storage silo and supply auxiliary equipment.
“We appreciate that our customer, RWE, has selected B&W Loibl for this project,” said B&W Renewable segment Senior Vice President Jimmy Morgan. “B&W Loibl is a global leader in materials solutions and conveyor systems, and our technologies are particularly well-suited for biomass fuel handling applications like this project.”
Engineering is underway at B&W Loibl’s offices in Straubing, Germany. Installation of the conveyor systems is planned to begin in early 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.