B&W SPIG Awarded Contract to Supply Sea Water Cooling Towers for Project in Bahrain

September 19, 2019

(PARUZZARO, Italy – September 19, 2019) –SPIG S.p.A. (SPIG), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., has been awarded a contract to supply a sea water cooling tower to SEPCOIII for the Al Dur Phase II Independent Water and Power Project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 


Al Dur Phase II is a 1,500-megawatt, combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant with a desalination component capable of producing up to 50 million gallons of fresh water each day. 

“SPIG is grateful SEPCOIII has chosen us to be a part of this large, critical infrastructure project for the Kingdom of Bahrain,” said SPIG Managing Director Alberto Galantini. “SPIG’s sea water cooling tower technology provides a high degree of corrosion protection and excellent reliability under demanding conditions. We look forward to contributing to this exciting project.”

SPIG will supply 40 induced draft counter flow cells constructed from fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) in a back-to-back configuration capable of handling a total water flow of more than 118,000 cubic meters per hour.

SPIG uses corrosion-free FRP pultruded profiles for its cooling tower structure and the main PVC internal components. Mechanical equipment is protected with suitable coatings providing a high degree of protection for salt water applications.  

The plant is scheduled to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2022. The project developer is a consortium led by ACWA Power Saudi Arabia.

About B&W

Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, and has been transforming our world for 152 years. Follow us on Twitter @BabcockWilcox and learn more at www.babcock.com.

About SPIG

SPIG, S.p.A is a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. and a global turnkey cooling systems supplier. Since 1936, SPIG has provided customers with an extensive range of high quality cooling towers, air-cooled condensers and related services.

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