McDermott International Inc. announced May 6 that one of its subsidiaries, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W), was recently awarded a contract worth approximately $70 million to design and supply a waste-to-energy boiler for a new power plant in Sweden. The value of this project will be included in McDermott’s Power Generation Systems segment backlog for the first quarter of 2010.

The plant, located in Helsingborg, Sweden, will be a greenfield 67-megawatt combined heat and power unit capable of burning approximately 220,000 tons of waste per year. The customer, Öresundskraft AB, is wholly owned by the Helsingborg municipality. Project scope includes a combustion system, steam boiler, electrical, control and monitoring systems.

“European Union regulations limiting the disposal of burnable waste in landfills, combined with a growing need for power generation capacity, have created demand for B&W’s waste-to-energy solutions,” said Richard L. Killion, president and chief operating officer of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. “We can meet that demand with an advanced waste-to-energy boiler, which not only meets our customers’ needs but also provides residents with an environmentally friendly solution to their heating and power needs.”

Engineering is currently underway at B&W’s offices in Denmark. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2013.

McDermott is an engineering and construction company, with specialty manufacturing and service capabilities, focused on energy infrastructure. McDermott’s customers are predominantly utilities and other power generators, major and national oil companies, and the United States Government. With its global operations, McDermott operates in over 20 countries with more than 25,000 employees.