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The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Founded 1867
Founder(s) Stephen Wilcox and George Herman Babcock
Headquarters Virginia, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Brandon C. Bethards
Industry Nuclear power, Fossil power
Products Nuclear Power Plants and Research
Employees ~20,000 worldwide
Parent McDermott International, Inc.

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) is a U.S.-based company that provides design, engineering, manufacturing, construction and facilities management services to nuclear, renewable, fossil power, industrial and government customers worldwide. B&W's boilers supply more than 300,000 megawatts of installed capacity in over 90 countries around the world. [1]

During World War II, over half of the American US Navy fleet was powered by Babcock & Wilcox boilers.[2] The company is based in Lynchburg, Virginia and is a unit of McDermott International, Inc. B&W also has operations in: West Point, Mississippi; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Mount Vernon, Indiana; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Barberton, Ohio; and Euclid, Ohio.


Business Units

Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc.

Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (B&W NOG) specializes in the design and manufacture of nuclear products and services for U.S. government applications. B&W NOG has four operating locations throughout the United States. B&W NOG's Barberton, Ohio, and Mount Vernon, Indiana, locations specialize in the design and manufacture of large, heavy components. B&W NOG facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Euclid, Ohio, design and supply components for United States government programs. Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) is a subsidiary of B&W NOG, located in Erwin, Tennessee. B&W NOG's headquarters are located in Lynchburg, Virginia, along with B&W's corporate headquarters.[3]

Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Power Generation Group, Inc.

Based in Lynchburg, Virginia, B&W Nuclear Power Generation Group, Inc. provides products and services to the North American and worldwide commercial nuclear power industry.B&W is the only North American company to continuously manufacture nuclear steam generators for the industry since the 1950s.[4]

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) is based in Barberton, Ohio and provides engineering, design, construction and manufacturing services to the fossil and renewable power generation sectors and to heavy industry worldwide. B&W PGG and its subsidiaries have facilities in Ohio; Indiana; Mississippi; Beijing, China; Esbjerg, Denmark; and technology licensees around the world.[5]

Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc.

B&W Technical Services Group, Inc. (B&W TSG) manages complex, high-consequence nuclear and national security operations, including nuclear production facilities and the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. B&W TSG also provides a broad range of technical services to the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration's operations. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia and with regional offices in Oak Ridge, Tenn., B&W TSG operates three businesses: managing and operating large manufacturing or site closure contracts for the U.S. government, facilitating laboratory services and managing technical services.[6]

B&W Modular Nuclear Energy, LLC

On June 10, 2009, B&W unveiled a new limited liability company, B&W Modular Nuclear Energy, LLC (B&W MNE).[7] On the same day, B&W MNE announced its plans to design and develop the B&W mPower reactor, a modular, scalable nuclear reactor. The B&W mPower reactor design is a 125 megawatt, passively safe Advanced Light Water Reactor (ALWR) with a below-ground containment structure.[8]


The old B&W company logo, showing the world as an Aeolipile.

See also


  1. ^ "B&W Power Generation Group: Facts and Figures". Retrieved 2009-04-01.  
  2. ^ a b c "About B&W - History". Retrieved 2009-04-01.  
  3. ^ Nuclear Operations for a Secure Tomorrow
  4. ^ Nuclear Power for Energy Results
  5. ^ Power Generation for the Future
  6. ^ Technical Services that Deliver Solutions
  7. ^ Babcock & Wilcox plans modular reactor
  8. ^ B&W unveils modular nuclear power design
  9. ^ [ "Records of Babcock International Group plc, boiler makers and engineers, England"]. Retrieved 2009-04-28.  
  10. ^ "B&W Power Generation Group: Company History". Retrieved 2009-04-01.  
  11. ^ "McDermott B&W unit unveils small nuclear reactor". Reuters. Jun 10, 2009. Retrieved Jun 10, 2009.  
  12. ^ Katherine Ling and GreenWire (June 10, 2009). "Company Calls New Small Nuclear Reactor a 'Game Changer'". New York Times. Retrieved June 10, 2009.  

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