Waste-to-Energy Power Plants in New Jersey & New York
Babylon
Location: NY
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 17 MW
Operation: 1989
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Martin, Zurn
T/G supplier: Elliott
EPC: Ogden Martin Systems, JA Jones
Quick Facts: Babylon RRF began operation in Apr 1989 on a 9.9ac site adjacent to an old landfill. The plant has two wste handling lines and processes up to 750tpd of solid waste. Electricity is sold to Long Island Power Authority. Babylon is a zero discharge plant for process water and also uses leachate from the landfill for makeup. Babylon has semi-dry, lime-based flue gas scrubbers, baghouses, and a mercury control system.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 10 Feb 2008

Camden
Location: NJ
Operator: Camden County Energy Recovery Corp
Configuration: 1 X 34 MW
Operation: 1989
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: Tosi
EPC: Foster Wheeler
Quick Facts: The Camden WTE plant processes up to 1,050 tpd of refuse from 37 towns in the county in three trains. It has two 850tpd processing lines, ferrous and non-ferrous collection systems, and an air-cooled condenser. Back-end pollution control equipment includes dry lime acid-gas scrubbers, ESPs, and activated carbon injection systems. The plant is operated by a Foster-Wheeler subsidiary.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 27 Jul 2005

Essex
Location: NJ
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 2 X 35 MW
Operation: 1990
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Gibbs & Hill, J A Jones
Quick Facts: Essex is New Jersey’s largest WTE plan and serves 22 municipalities in Essex County and the surrounding region. It was built by American Ref-Fuel Co of Essex County using tax-exempt revenue bonds plus private equity. The project's design and construction employed the largest Minority Business Enterprise Plan in New Jersey history. There are three 933tpd lines using Duesseldorf roller grate technology developed by Deutsche Babcock. Each line has electrostatic precipitators and spray dry scrubber systems. The Essex RRF received OSHA Star facility designation in 1995. Electricity is exported to PSEG.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 2 Mar 2008

Gloucester County
Location: NJ
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies
Configuration: 1 X 14 MW
Operation: 1989
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: B&W, Von Roll
T/G supplier: Dresser, EMC
EPC: Rust International
Quick Facts: This plant processes up to 575tpd of refuse and is equipped with baghouses, dry scrubbers, and SNCR.

Photograph by C Bergesen
Posted 27 Jul 2005

Hempstead
Location: NY
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 72 MW
Operation: 1989
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Riley Stoker
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick Facts: This is the largest WTE plant on Long Island and the first U.S. installation of Deutsche Babcock’s Duesseldorf roller grate combustion system. The plant has three 835tpd lines with dry scrubber systems,fabric filters, and SNCR. The stack height is 382ft. OSHA named Hempstead a Star facility in 1994, the first WTE plant in the USA so designated. Electricity is sold to Long Island Power Authority.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Re-posted 2 Mar 2008

Huntington
Location: NY
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 25 MW
Operation: 1991
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Distral
T/G supplier: ABB Stal, Brush
EPC: Ogden Martin, Burns & Roe
Quick Facts: The Huntington RRF began commercial operation in Dec 1991 on a 13ac site at the East Northport Landfill. MSW is supplied from the Towns of Huntington and Smithtown and electricity is sold to Long Island Power Authority. The facility has three 250tpd waterwall furnaces with reverse reciprocating grates, semi-dry flue gas scrubbers, fabric filters, thermal DeNox, and mercury controls.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 4 Mar 2008

Niagara
Location: NY
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 2 X 25 MW
Operation: 1980
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Foster Wheeler
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: Dehaven, Haywood
Quick Facts: This is one of the first large-scale WTE plants in the USA. In 1993, the facility was retrofit with new air quality control equipment and a Duesseldorf Roller Grate System. The Niagara facility earned OSHA's Star ranking in 1996. Annual MSW burn is around 800,000 tpy in two processing lines. Steam is exported to adjacent chemical plants and electricity is sold to Niagara Mohawk Power Co.. The stack is 396ft high.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 8 Mar 2008

Onondaga
Location: NY
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 39.5 MW
Operation: 1995
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Ogden Martin
T/G supplier: ABB, EMC
EPC: Burns & Roe, Dick Corp
Quick Facts: Onondaga County RRF is one of the newer WTE plants in the USA having started commercial operation on 25 Feb 1995. The facility is run in cooperation with the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA), which controls MSW services in the county and the greater Syracuse region. Onondaga County  is on a 12ac site and has three 330tpd lines with reverse-reciprocating grates semi-dry lime scrubbers, baghouses, SNCR, mercury control system, and an air-cooled condenser. Electricity is sold to National Grid.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 9 Mar 2008

Union County
Location: NJ
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 44 MW
Operation: 1994
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Distral, Ogden Martin
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Stone & Webster, Walsh
Quick Facts: Union County RRF is a merchant energy facility owned by Union County Utilities Authority (UCUA) and operated by Covanta under a 25yr lease negotiated in 1998. The plant began commercial operation in Jun 1994 on a 22ac site on the banks of the Rahway River. Three 480tpd treatment lines with reverse-reciprocating grates are followed by semidry lime scuibbers, baghouses, and NOX and mercury control systems.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 9 Mar 2008

Warren County
Location: NJ
Operator: Covanta Energy
Configuration: 1 X 18 MW
Operation: 1988
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: Distral, W+E Umwelttechnik
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, Brush
EPC: Metcalf & Eddy, Blount International
Quick Facts: Warren County is operated in cooperation with the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Warren County. It serves Warren and parts of neighboring Hunterdon, Sussex, Bergen, Essex, and Morris counties. The facility went commercial in Jul 1988 and was acquired by Covanta in 1991 from Blount Energy Resource Corp. Warren Co has two 224tpd mass-burn waterwall furnaces with W+E Umwelttechnik stokers from Switzerland, semidry lime flue gas scrubbers, baghouses, and activated carbon injection. Electricity is sold to FirstEnergy Corp.

Photograph courtesy of Covanta Energy
Posted 9 Mar 2008

Wheelabrator Hudson Falls
Location: NY
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW
Operation: 1992
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Shin Nippon, Bruish
EPC: FW
Quick Facts: This project processes up to 500 tpd of MSW from Warren and Washington Cos.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 1 Jan 2012

Wheelabrator Westchester
Location: NY
Operator: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Configuration: 1 X 60 MW
Operation: 1984
Fuel: refuse
Boiler/incinerator system supplier: B&W, Von Roll
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: Rust
Quick Facts: This project in Peekskill processes up to 2,250 tpd of MSW.

Photograph courtesy of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc
Posted 1 Jan 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Jan-2012

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