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Cooling System Success Stories

B&W Environmental, through its SPIG product line, is a global provider of custom-engineered cooling systems and services. Established in Italy in 1936, SPIG solutions are known throughout the world, with project-based solutions and operations in nearly 50 countries. Our Paruzzaro cooling system center of excellence employs approximately 150 people in locations worldwide.

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 customers worldwide.

Highlights of our proven experience

Years of Experience: 85

No. of Wet Cooling Tower cells: >10,000

No. of Dry Cooling Systems: >400

No. of Hybrid Cooling Systems: >35

No. of Countries: >80

The following project summaries represent a small cross-section of our successful projects executed around the world.

Wet Cooling Projects

Dry Cooling Projects

Hybrid Cooling Projects

Wet Cooling Systems

Indonesia

  • Coal-fired power plant
  • 30-cell cooling tower
  • FRP structure
  • Sea Water

Spain

  • Combined cycle natural gas plant
  • 7-cell cooling tower
  • FRP structure
  • Reliance on chemicals for water treatment

Brazil

  • Combined cycle power plant
  • 28-cell cooling tower
  • Sea structure
  • Noise abatement systems

Oman

  • Air separation unit
  • 2 towers, each with 18 sections
  • FRP construction
  • Sea water

Malaysia 

  • Power Plant
  • 16-cell cooling tower
  • FRP structure

Russia

  • Petrochemical plant
  • 22-cell cooling tower
  • FRP structure
  • Winterization design for cold climate

Dry Cooling Systems

Air-Cooled Condensors (ACC)

Turkey

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 42
  • MW/Cell: 10.52
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]:15

South Africa

  • Thermosolar Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 18
  • MW/Cell: 10.11
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 27

Turkey

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 40
  • MW/Cell: 11.37
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 15

Turkey

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 25
  • MW/Cell: 12.55
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 15

United Kingdom

  • Biomass Plant
  • MW/Cell: 6.03
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 15

Croatia

  • Biomass Plant
  • MW/Cell: 3.66
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 25

Air Fin Coolers (AFC)

Turkey

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 16
  • MW/Cell: 1.18
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 42

Turkey

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 12
  • MW/Cell: 1
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 15

Lithuania

  • Waste to Energy Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 3
  • MW/Cell: 14.34
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 35

Portugal

  • Pico Alto Plant
  • No. of Modules Each Unit: 5
  • MW/Cell: 4.5
  • Design Ambient Temperature [°C]: 23°C

Wet/Dry (Hybrid) Cooling Systems

USA

  • Power Plant
  • 9-cell Cooling Tower
  • FRP Structure

Spain

  • Power Plant
  • 12-cell Cooling Tower
  • FRP Structure
  • Sea Water

United Kingdom

  • Power Plant
  • 3 x 10 Cells Cooling Tower
  • Wood Structure

Italy

  • Power Plant
  • 12 Cells Cooling Tower
  • Concrete Structure

Wet Cooling Systems

We 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.

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Dry Cooling Systems

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

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Hybrid Cooling Systems

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 and residential areas.

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