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Transforming Our World For 150 Years

The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Babcock & Wilcox, the company that began in 1867 with one patent, two friends and an unwavering commitment to reliable and effective innovation. When Stephen Wilcox first avowed that “there must be a better way” to safely generate power, he and George Babcock responded with the design for the first inherently safe water-tube boiler, and the company was born. This challenge to continuously improve endures today.

We are a company built and sustained by employees with curious minds and persevering wills. We work hard to earn the trust of our customers and deliver value with the highest level of ethics and integrity. The generations of employees who continue the legacy — who realize they are part of something Big & Wonderful — are the reason we celebrate this incredible sesquicentennial milestone.

We have grown across industries and continents. We have diversified in the tools we use and the technologies we supply. One thing that has not and will never change is our commitment to engineering a better way. This is how we are Transforming Our World.

 

Our Story

Stephen Wilcox and George Babock

Established in 1867, Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, with operations, subsidiaries and joint ventures worldwide.

Our Business

Our business structure is aligned to the markets we serve:

Energy and Environmental
We're committed to reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable fossil fuel power. B&W customers around the world depend on us for proven turnkey systems, custom-designed technologies, retrofits, parts,
services and more.

Serving Diverse, Global End Markets
With custom-engineered technologies for pollution control, coating, drying, li-ion electrode coating, process steam generation, cooling, heat recovery and other applications - B&W serves a wide range of industrial customers worldwide.

Building a Circular Economy
Waste-to-energy and biomass fuels are an ecologically sound, cost-effective means of energy recovery to produce electricity and/or heat. With more than 80 years of experience in renewable energy, B&W technologies and turnkey solutions provide measurable results and boundless benefits.

The Company We Keep

We are the original Babcock & Wilcox, founded in 1867.
With the following subsidiaries, we put our combined strengths to work for every customer, every time:

B&W MEGTEC logo

B&W MEGTEC is a global manufacturer of industrial dryers, oxidizers, solvent recovery systems, precipitators, scrubbers and other environmental solutions.

B&W Universal Logo
B&W Universal is a global provider of custom-engineered acoustic, emissions and filtration systems.

B&W Volund logo

B&W Vølund manufactures, constructs, maintains and operates renewable energy plants.

B&W SPIG logo

B&W SPIG is a global provider of custom-engineered cooling systems and services for CCGT, cogeneration, steam generation, refinery and petrochemical and a variety of other applications.

B&W Loibl
B&W Loibl serves a wide range of industries with bulk material transport solutions, from single conveyor belts to complete customized systems.

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

We are B&W.

Count on us to:

  • Deliver innovative technologies and solutions to fulfill the needs of our customers.
  • Provide a challenging, rewarding, and safe work environment for our employees.
  • Generate increasing value for our stakeholders.

Core Values

People. We will treat each other with dignity and respect, while embracing diversity, cooperation, open dialogue and teamwork.

Safety. We strive to finish each and every day incident and injury free.

Excellence. We are committed to the relentless pursuit of quality, service and integrity in everything we do.

Technology. We are passionate about innovation and technology leadership.

Stewardship. We are dedicated to the long-term well-being of the environment and to preserving the value of our customers' and shareholders' assets.

Aggressive safety management techniques help reduce occupational injuries and illnesses as well as the probability of negative safety impacts.

We are committed to integrity and demonstrate this by working to keep B&W above reproach in all matters of conduct.

Our Brands


Still today, B&W is the original manufacturer and provider of many of the company and product brands you know and trust: