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 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 Systems

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower

Indonesia

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

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower

Brazil

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

SPIG wet cooling tower in Malaysia

Malaysia

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

B&W SPIG FRP Cooling Tower

Spain

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

Oman

Oman

  • Air separation plant
  • 2 towers, 18 cells each
  • FRP structure
  • Sea water

Russia Project

Russia

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

Dry Cooling Systems

Air-Cooled Condensers (ACC)

SPIG ACC project in Turkey

Turkey

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

SPIG ACC in Turkey

Turkey

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

SPIG ACC in UK

United Kingdom

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

SPIG ACC in South Africa

South Africa

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

SPIG ACC in Turkey

Turkey

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

SPIG ACC in Croatia

Croatia

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

Air Fin Coolers (AFC)

SPIG AFC in Turkey

Turkey

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

SPIG AFC in Lithuania

Lithuania

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

 

SPIG AFC in Turkey

Turkey

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

Wet/Dry (Hybrid) Cooling Systems

SPIG Hybrid in USA

 USA

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

 

SPIG Hybrid in the UK

United Kingdom

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

SPIG Hybrid in Spain

Spain

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

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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.

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.

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.