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Construction Services and Equipment Installation

Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., LLC (BWCC)

B&W Construction

Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., LLC (BWCC) is a single-source turnkey supplier of a full range of field construction, construction management and maintenance services.

Our extensive experience with a wide range of projects — from large, complex projects to small unanticipated quick turnaround repair needs — gives us the depth of knowledge and responsiveness necessary to safely deliver dependable services of any size at any facility.

As a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox, we take advantage of the proven benefits of designing for constructability and modularization whenever possible with a shared goal focused on safety, efficiency and success.

  • Safety is our TOP priority

  • Regional presence provides for agility and efficiency

  • Extensive experience, from large, complex projects to quick turnaround repairs and outage services

  • Fully integrated material design and supply into construction plans

  • Highly experienced and dedicated construction engineers

  • Experienced supervision and on-site project support personnel

  • Ability to assess and evaluate how to best staff and manage labor needs

  • Proactively manage risks and seize opportunities that reduce costs and schedule

Contact B&W Outage/Construction Support

Outage Support Services

BWCC provides outage services, installation, refurbishment, mechanical repair and maintenance services for a variety of industries, equipment and plant installations, regardless of the original manufacturer.

Equipment

  • Boilers and other steam generation equipment
  • Pressure parts
  • Sootblowers
  • Burners
  • Stokers
  • Cyclone furnaces
  • Pulverizers/mills
  • Piping
  • Insulation/lagging
  • Ash and material handling equipment
  • Selective catalytic (SCR) and noncatalytic reduction (SNCR) systems
  • Wet or dry scrubbers
  • Dry sorbent injection systems
  • Electrostatic precipitators (ESP), dry or wet
  • Fabric filters/baghouses
  • Ductwork, casing and hoppers
  • Steel/walkways
  • Air heaters (regenerative and tubular)
  • Evaporators
  • Fans and pumps
  • Conveyors
  • Feedwater heaters
  • Condensers
  • Rotating equipment
  • And much more

Industries

  • Power utility
  • Oil & gas
  • Oil sands
  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Pulp & paper
  • Biomass
  • Waste-to-energy
  • General manufacturing

Outage Support

Outage Support Services

Regional Construction Offices to Serve Our Customers

BWCC operates regional construction offices strategically located across the U.S. to more quickly respond to fast turnaround requests, as well as to more efficiently and effectively manage projects. In fact, we’ve recently added locations for even better coverage.

We work closely with B&W Field Engineers who, from some of these same offices, are in front of customers every day. This direct interaction provides the important communications link to be nimble and reactive enough at the local level while maintaining the expertise and engineering support of a larger organization.

B&W also operates three regional offices in Canada to provide installation and construction project management and support.

Safety First

At BWCC, safety is our number one priority and one of our core values. Our Target Zero program is a comprehensive, company-wide program that every employee, craft and supervision alike, must adopt. Our goal is to make sure that every project finishes safely with no lost time accidents or injuries — to finish each and every day incident- and injury-free.

Safety highlights

  • Safety is a management priority and a core value for all employees.
  • Safety training goes deep into the organization.
  • An expanded new-hire orientation includes safety training for all direct-hire labor (OSHA 10).
  • Construction superintendents are involved in on-site safety compliance and hazard identification, including:
    • OSHA 30 qualification
    • Daily site walk-through observations
    • Daily Job Safety Analyses (JSAs)
    • Weekly safety meetings
    • Incident and near-miss investigations
  • Safety comprises a large part of the lift reviews for all crane and rigging operations.
  • A new mobile training trailer is used for on-site skills upgrades.
  • BWCC conducts site-specific safety programs for all projects.
  • All BWCC employees are empowered and have the authority to modify and/or stop any unsafe behavior.


Customer benefits

  • A safe project is executed more efficiently saving time and money.
  • You can have confidence that every project will be performed in a safe manner.
  • Positive public relations result from a safely executed project.
  • A safe working environment attracts and retains labor.

Construction Safety

Safety First

Construction Technology

Our construction technology experts provide safe, robust and innovative-engineered installation solutions in crane arrangements, lift plans and temporary structures.

By taking an engineering approach to all construction projects, we can achieve a safe, cost-effective and efficient project outcome.

The construction and engineering technology design team provides technical expertise in the preparation of proposals and execution of contracts, with capabilities in the following areas:

  • Construction planning
  • Product configuration and constructability
  • Construction engineering
  • Rigging and heavy lift engineering and design

Their proven approach reduces costs of field operations, minimizes project time span, constructs a quality product and contributes to a safe work environment.

Construction Technology

Qualified and Experienced Site Supervision

Our supervision and site project support personnel actively share experiences and lessons learned across our full spectrum of products and projects. This collective knowledge results in a continuously improving learning environment.

Our site management teams are staffed by both hourly and salary personnel who are highly experienced and have a long tenure of successful performance on a variety of construction projects. Also, regular formal training and informal knowledge transfer among supervisory teams create an environment of continuous improvement and learning.

Site Supervision

Labor Management

The success, cost, quality and schedule of a project will depend on the availability of qualified labor to perform work.

BWCC is a union contractor and is signator to agreements with national trade organizations. Such affiliation provides ready access to a trained, pre-screened and talented pool of field labor.

Our long and successful history with local, regional and national labor gives BWCC the ability to assess and evaluate how to best staff and manage the labor needs of your project. Our reputation provides credibility in the industry.

We recognize the complexities and challenges of supplying a work force which brings with it the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to productively perform in the demanding environment of utility and industrial projects. BWCC works with local building trades and international unions on programs such as the Boilermakers' M.O.S.T. (Mobilization Optimization Stabilization and Training Fund) programs. BWCC has taken a proactive relationship with the metal trade crafts to assist in forecasting skill requirements and minimizing labor shortages.

Project agreements, negotiated by BWCC with the craft unions, help create an effective and productive labor relationship. Prior to crafting a project labor agreement, BWCC usually discusses the unique jobsite and labor requirements with the customer.

Labor Management

Project Planning & Controls

The ability to successfully control the outcome of a project starts early.

One of the most important aspects of a project’s success is thorough planning and continuous monitoring. We have a proven and prescribed methodology of project controls to monitor project progress and status. That ability is supported by numerous tools to facilitate the communication, measurement and interpretation of project data.

BWCC nimbly and proactively manages risks and seizes opportunities that reduce overall costs and/or schedule.

Project Planning

Startup & Commissioning

Startup and commissioning activities of a steam generating or environmental equipment control system will directly influence the ultimate success of an entire project. Proper strategic planning is key to avoiding delays, cost overruns and potential safety hazards as equipment and processes are started up.

B&W has a dedicated staff and the resources available to administer its proven startup and commissioning plan for your power plant project. Our dedicated startup and commissioning services are a natural extension that bridge the gap between equipment design, construction and full plant operation

Start-up & Commissioning

Turnaround Services for the Oil & Gas Industry

B&W is a leading supplier of turnaround and capital project services for customers in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas refining, petrochemical, electric utility, pulp and paper, and other industrial process industries. Through experience, unique execution strategies, complex methodologies and specialty services, we have the depth of knowledge necessary to safely deliver a successful project.

We have a reputation for meeting commitments — even with schedule, access or manpower constraints — to get your operation back online sooner.

Refinery and Petrochemical Turnaround Services