The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC) announced today that Richard L. Killion, 64, President and Chief Operating Officer of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) will retire effective July 1, 2012. In addition, J. Randall (Randy) Data, 46, is named President and Chief Operating Officer of B&W PGG, effective April 1, 2012. To help ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Killion will serve in an advisory role to B&W PGG beginning April 1 until his retirement.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) has been included in the 2012 TR50, Technology Review's annual list of the world's most innovative technology companies, for its innovative small modular reactor technology and design. Technology Review is an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). According to the MIT-owned company, members of the TR50 list are nominated by Technology Review publication editors, who look for companies that over the last year have demonstrated original and valuable technology, are bringing that technology to market at a significant scale and are clearly influencing their competitors. Spanning energy, computing, the Web, biomedicine, and materials, the companies on the list, according to Technology Review, represent commercial innovations most likely to change lives around the world.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC) announced today that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) has been selected as a preferred environmental control technology provider for several of Luminant's coal-fired power plants.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (B&W NOG), received its second release under the $2 billion contract awarded in 2010. The $600 million order was funded in the fourth quarter of 2011 and is for the manufacture of nuclear components to support U.S. defense programs including the manufacture of naval nuclear power systems for submarines and aircraft carriers. Combined with the annual award for naval nuclear fuel announced during the fourth quarter, B&W NOG reported total fourth-quarter bookings of $777.6 million, and ended 2011 with total backlog of approximately $3.0 billion.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has been awarded a contract to design and supply two spray dry absorber (SDA) units and associated equipment for Xcel Energy's coal-fired Pawnee Generating Station in Brush, Colo.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) confirmed today that it plans to apply for a Public-Private Partnership through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of small modular reactor (SMR) technology. A draft Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the DOE outlines a plan to provide investments to private industry to support the design, licensing and manufacturing of SMRs.