B&W SPIG, a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, is an 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 

  • 25-cell Air-Cooled Condenser with modular construction and 9-module Air Fin Cooler
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and provided erection supervision

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 Tower

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower

Spain

  • Combined cycle natural gas plant
  • 7-cell cooling tower
  • FRP structure
  • Reliance on chemicals for water treatment
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and installed

FRP Cooling Tower

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower

Brazil

  • Combined cycle power plant
  • 28-cell cooling tower
  • Water flow: 68,900 m3/h
  • FRP structure
  • Noise abatement systems
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied and installed

FRP Cooling Tower

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower

Indonesia

  • Coal-fired power plant
  • 30-cell (18 m X 18 m each) cooling tower
  • FRP structure, back-to-back configuration
  • B&W SPIG designed, supplied materials and provided erection supervision

FRP Cooling Tower

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower

Kuwait

  • Power Plant
  • 10-cell cooling tower
  • Water flow: 118,767 m3/h
  • FRP structure
  • B&W SPIG designed and supplied materials

FRP Cooling Tower

Nigeria

  • Fertilizer Plant
  • 18-cell cooling tower
  • Water Flow: 54,575 m3/h
  • FRP structure
  • B&W SPIG designed and supplied materials

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)

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Wet Cooling Systems

B&W SPIG can supply both mechanical and natural draft wet cooling tower systems and design for a wide range of project specifications such as high seismic loads, vibration control, corrosion resistance, noise control, sub-freezing operation, and seawater use. Cooling towers can be manufactured using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP), concrete or wood.

Dry Cooling Systems

Dry cooling technology, both air-cooled condensers (ACC) and air fin coolers (AFC), represent a substantial portion of B&W SPIG’s global business, as water preservation is increasingly becoming a priority for plant owners and operators.

Hybrid Cooling Systems

B&W SPIG environmentally friendly wet/dry (hybrid) cooling towers are the optimal solution for plume abatement and water saving. Hybrid cooling towers are specifically designed to avoid visible plume in cold, humid ambient conditions and when local constraints require this technology, such as at airports, residential areas, etc.