by Brianna Crandall — January 29, 2020 — The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, announced in recent months that it has been awarded a contract to design and supply three package boilers for Akron Energy Systems, the district energy provider for the City of Akron, Ohio.
B&W said it will be a subcontractor to Cleveland, Ohio-based NBW, who was to install the oil and natural gas-fueled package boilers, which will be used to provide cost-effective and environmentally sound thermal heating, steam and hot water for downtown Akron businesses.
Engineering was performed in B&W’s Barberton, Ohio office, and each boiler was designed to provide up to 150,000 pounds of steam per hour. Delivery of the boilers was scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.
In 2018, B&W announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters and several hundred employees to a leased space in Akron’s East End development complex. The company worked closely with the City of Akron in anticipation of the move.
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan expressed his appreciation for B&W’s work:
We are honored to welcome an iconic local company like Babcock & Wilcox to Akron. B&W’s experience with clean-burning natural gas technology will help the City improve energy efficiency and reliability while further reducing the carbon footprint of our energy system that provides critical utility service to Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Canal Place and dozens of downtown buildings.
For more information about B&W solutions and services, visit the company’s website. B&W provides energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets.