B&W, or Babcock & Wilcox, is a company based in the United States that offers a variety of services to governments around the world. The company offers construction, manufacturing, design, engineering, and facilities management help to these government entities and others, such as large businesses working in nuclear power, renewable energy, and fossil power. They also offer their services to many others in the industrial sector. The company has had quite a history as well.
The History of B&W
Founded all the way back in 1867 by Stephen Wilcox and George Babcock, the company has been expanding the types of services it offers over the years, always trying to stay as far ahead of the technological curve as possible. This allows them to offer the highest quality services to all of their customers across the various sectors.
Currently, their boilers are able to supply upwards of 300,000 megawatts to more than 90 countries around the world. Down through history, they've been involved with a number of historical incidents - both good and bad. For example, one of their reactors was destroyed at Three Mile Island. The first subway in NYC was powered by a B&W boiler. They provided help in the area of components, materials, and even process development in the Manhattan Project. During WWII, more than have of the U.S. Navy's fleet of ships were using the boilers from B&W. They continue to innovate and to be a major part of many large industries and governments today.
Today, the company has operations in a number of states in the U.S., even though they have their main headquarters in Charlotte, NC. They have operations in Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi, Tennessee, Indiana, Texas, Ontario, Denmark, and Germany. The company has a number of different business units to handle all of the various areas they cover.
B&W mPower, Inc.
This unit formed in 2012 as a means to design, as well as develop and deploy, a small modular nuclear reactor. The reactor is still in development, but it promises to offer a number of benefits. It is scalable and can operate for four years without any need to refuel.
B&W Nuclear Energy, Inc.
This unit formed in 2010 as a merger between two of the other previous B&W units - Nuclear Power Generation Group and Modular Nuclear Energy. The unit today specializes in offering services and products to the nuclear power industry in North America, as well as in other parts of the world.
B&W Nuclear Operations Group
This unit has four locations in the United States - Barberton, OH, Mount Vernon, IN, Lynchburg, VA, and Euclid, OH. They design and manufacture nuclear products, and provide and array of services for government applications in the United States.
B&W Power Generation Group, Inc.
The unit is in Barberton, OH. It serves to offer services to fossil power and renewable power companies as well as to the heavy industry sector. They offer engineering, design, construction, and manufacturing.
B&W Technical Services Group, Inc.
The aim of this unit is to manage nuclear and national security operations at places such as nuclear production facilities. They are a member of Los Alamos National Security, LLC and operate the Y-12 National Security Complex.
The company has more than 145 years of experience in the field, and that's no accident. They always strive to do better and to be better, and they have an unwavering dedication to their customers. They excel at innovation, as they have proved over the decades. They are changing the way that people look at and think about advanced energy, and they are providing solutions to make it better, safer, and more effective at every step.
While most people do not know B&W since it is such an industry specific type of company, those who are in the business of energy - from renewable to nuclear - certainly know the name and what the brand stands for. Still, the company does make themselves known to the rest of the world, and they are even involved with social media. The have accounts in LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, and they even have a YouTube channel to help people learn more about what they do and what they offer.