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B&W wins $900M contract for waste-to-energy project

B&W wins $900M contract for waste-to-energy project Charlotte-based Babcock & Wilcox Co. said today it and its consortium partner, BE&K Construction Co., have been awarded a more than $668 million contract for a waste-to-energy power plant in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The contract calls is for the engineering, design and construction of the plant for the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.

B&W has also been awarded a contract to operate and maintain the facility. The 20-year operation and maintenance contract is valued at $235 million for the first 10 years.

B&W and BE&K will share the design and build work, while B&W will be the sole provider of operation and maintenance. Once complete, the facility will be capable of processing 3,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day to produce electricity and reduce the amount of waste sent to the county’s landfill.

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