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Babcock & Wilcox Boilers were used in Thomas Edison

B&W Boilers at Thomas Edison's Laboratory

The Original Babcock & Wilcox

B&W’s cycle of innovation began a century-and-a-half ago with two remarkable entrepreneurs and a vision for how steam generation would change the way we live.  

While others may use the Babcock name, we are Babcock & Wilcox, the original.  

After B&W designed the world’s first public utility boilers, Inventor Thomas Edison referred to B&W’s design as “the best boiler God has permitted man yet to make.”  Edison’s endorsement marked an achievement in innovation and the beginning of a future for B&W and its founders.  

Today – thousands of people and technologies throughout the world represent B&W and our commitments. 

B&W customers around the world depend on us for proven turnkey systems, custom-designed technologies, retrofits, parts, services and more.