B&W SPIG Success Stories

B&W SPIG, a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, is an Arona, Italy-based global provider of custom-engineered cooling systems and services. Established in 1936, B&W SPIG has project-related operations in nearly 50 countries and employs approximately 250 people in locations worldwide. We have been providing an increasingly extensive range of high quality cooling towers, air-cooled condensers and related services.

Our experience includes wet, dry and wet/dry hybrid cooling solutions as dictated by site specific requirements. We can supply both mechanical and natural draft systems and design for a wide range of project specifications such as high seismic loads, vibration control, corrosion, noise control, sub-freezing operation, and sea water use. The projects highlighted below are examples of how B&W SPIG has provided industry leading Cooling System Solutions for clients worldwide.

Dry Cooling Systems

Air Fin Coolers (AFC)       

B&W SPIG AFC Turkey

Turkey - Bandırma   

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 12 MW heat rejection
  • 1600 m3/h, water+glycole
  • 12 x 12’ fan
  • Humidification

Air-Cooled Condenser (ACC)

B&W SPIG ACC Turkey

Turkey - Bandırma

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 400 MWe
  • 503 t/h @ 67 mbara, 15 °C
  • (25) 5 x 5 cells x 36’ fan
  • 7m ESD diameter

Air-Cooled Condenser (ACC)

B&W SPIG ACC Turkey

Turkey - Gebze

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 850 MWe
  • 715 t/h @ 68 mbara, 15 °C
  • (42) 6 x 7 x 36’ fan
  • 8.4m ESD diameter
  • Stringent noise limitations

Air-Cooled Condenser (ACC)

B&W SPIG AC Condenser Turkey

Turkey

  • Geothermal power plant
  • Organic Rankine cycle 45MWe
  • 2590 tons/h butane/propane
  • 112 x 20’ fan
  • High seismic design

Air-Cooled Condensers & Air Fin Cooler

B&W SPIG ACC and AFC Ohio USA

USA-Ohio 

Air-Cooled Condensers (ACC)

B&W SPIG ACC MA USA

USA-Massachusetts

  • Two 18-cell Air-Cooled Condensers with modular construction
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and provided erection supervision
     

Air Fin Coolers (AFC)       

B&W SPIG AFC MOSCOW  RUSSIA

Russia - Moscow

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 220 MWe
  • 13000+2500 m3/h demi water
  • 38+7 cells x 18’ fan 
  • -42 °C operations
  • Hot box mode
  • Steam coil
  • Emergency drainage system
  • Automatic refilling
  • Humidification for summer

Air Fin Coolers (AFC)       

B&W SPIG AFC Russia

Russia - Serov

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 420 MWe
  • 19800+3000 m3/h demi water
  • 21+3 cells x 34’ fan RFC
  • -49 °C operations
  • Hot box mode
  • Steam coil
  • Emergency drainage system
  • Automatic refilling
  • Humidification for summer   

Air-Cooled Condenser & Air Fin Coolers

B&W SPIG ACC and AFC Turkey

Turkey - Kirikkale

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 900 MWe
  • 723 t/h @ 68 mbara, 15°C
  • (40) 8 x 5 cells x 36’ fan
  • 8m ESD diameter
  • -22°C low temperature control
  • High seismic area
  • Challenging duct design


Wet Cooling Systems

FRP Cooling Towers         

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower System

India

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 2 x 600 MWe
  • 4 x 42000 m3/h water
  • 4 x 12 cells x 34’ fan FRP
  • Civil design included




FRP Sea Water Cooling Towers

SPIG FRP Sea Water Cooling Towers

Qatar

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 2000 MWe
  • 3 x 14500 m3/h sea water
  • 3 x 11 cells x 32’ fan FRP
  • High corrosion environment 

 


Noise-abated Cooling Towers

B&W SPIG Noise-abated cooling towers

Portugal

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 830 MWe
  • 22000 m3/h industrial water
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Cooling Tower
  • 8 cells x 34’ fan 
  • High seismic design
  • Stringent noise limitations
  • IN/OUT baffles

FRP Cooling Towers         

B&W SPIG CT Texas USA

USA-Texas

  • 3-cell cooling tower
  • FRP structure
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and installed the cooling towers

FRP Cooling Towers         

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Towers Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

  • Petrochemical facility
  • Engineered and supplied six fiber-reinforced polymer cooling towers in one phase
  • 82 cell towers
  • water flow: 301,219 m3/h

FRP Hybrid Cooling Towers

B&W SPIG FRP Hybrid Cooling Towers

USA - California

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant: 600 MWe
  • 26000 m3/h brackish water
  • 10 cells x 34’ fan FRP
  • High seismic design 
  • California Building Code compliance

FRP Plume-Abated Cooling Tower

B&W SPIG Plume Abated Virginia USA

USA-Virginia

  • 10-cell Back-to-Back Plume Abated Cooling Tower
  • FRP structure
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied equipment and installed

FRP Cooling Towers         

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Towers Texas USA

USA-Texas

  • 12-cell Back-to-Back Cooling Tower
  • FRP structure
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and installed
     

FRP Cooling Towers         

B&W SPIG FRP CT Oregon USA

USA-Oregon

  • 2-cell Cooling Tower
  • FRP structure
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and installed


Plume-Abated Cooling Towers

B&W SPIG Plume Abated CT CA USA

USA-California

  • 9-cell In-line Plume-Abated Cooling Tower
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and installed
  • Thermal, plume and drift guarantees were achieved
     




Wet Cooling Tower Upgrade

B&W SPIG Wet Cooling Tower Revamp

USA-Missouri

  • 6-cell Cooling Tower fill, design engineering and casting replacement
  • 3-week outage
  • Clogged, 16-year-old fill replaced with new OF21MA & CF1900
  • 16-year old drift eliminators replaced with new CF-150Max
  • All perimeter casing replaced

Parallel Condensing Conversion

B&W SPIG Parallel Condensing

Mexico - Rio Bravo

  • Parallel Condensing Conversion:1500 MW
  • Added wet cooling capacity to each existing 32-cell ACC to achieve an increase in net generating capacity of 28 MWe
  • The new system operates approximately 1000 hours/year within the available water usage (all periods above 86°F / 30°C)