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Energy-from-Waste Facility

Covanta Haverhill Associates, LLC
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Covanta Haverhill Associates, LLC, is located on a 147 acre area in the Ward Hill Neck section of Haverhill, Massachusetts. The site is bordered by Interstate Route 495 to the east and by the Merrimack River to the north, south and west. Covanta Haverhill is owned and operated by Covanta Energy, Inc, and began commercial operation in June 1989.

Technical Data

Facility Address:

100 Recovery Way
Haverhill, MA 01835
(978) 372-6288


147 acres

Commercial Operation:

June 1989

Energy-from-Waste System:

Two 825 ton-per-day waterwall furnaces with massburn Martin® reverse-reciprocating grates and ash handling system

Boiler Design:

225,000 lbs/hr at 865 psig/830°F superheater outlet steam conditions

Air Pollution Control Equipment:

Semi-dry flue gas scrubbers injecting lime, fabric filter baghouses, nitrogen oxide control system, mercury control system, and continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) system

Rated Refuse Capacity:

1,650 tons per day

Energy Generation at Rated Capacity:

Up to 49 megawatts from one condensing steam turbine generator

Sold to:

An energy wholesaler for use on New England's power grid