In March 2022, Babcock & Wilcox acquired the assets and businesses of the Optimus Operating Groups, comprising Optimus Engineered Products, Chanute Manufacturing, and Chanute Fin Tube.
Optimus/Chanute has a 35-year history of designing and manufacturing custom-engineered technologies that complements and expands B&W’s product offerings, including HRSGs, package boilers, utility boiler pressure parts, and sulfuric acid plant boilers.
The manufacturing location in the central U.S. serves industrial operations in the petrochemical, power generation, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and process sectors worldwide with a diverse range of custom products and capabilities, including contract fabrication.
The operating entity will be known as B&W Chanute.
Customers can expect to benefit from the same great quality products and responsive service from the same great teams of experts at both companies. We’ve worked with the Optimus/Chanute team for many years and we’re very excited to have them join B&W. Both companies have highly knowledgeable, long-tenured employees with a reputation for providing quality products and customer service.
The acquisition solidifies our commitment to deliver an even wider breadth of reliable steam generation and heat transfer equipment to our worldwide customers.