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B&W to build boilers for downtown Akron steam thermal system

By District Energy posted 07-31-2019 14:19


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Babcock & Wilcox Co., a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. in Barberton, will supply three package boilers for Akron Energy Systems, the district energy provider for Akron.

The company said it has been awarded a contract for approximately $3 million to design and supply the oil- and natural gas-fueled boilers.

B&W will be a subcontractor to Cleveland-based NBW Inc. for the project that will provide thermal heating, steam and hot water for downtown Akron businesses. Each boiler will provide up to 150,000 pounds of steam per hour, with delivery expected by Sept. 30.

“In just a few months, B&W will be relocating its headquarters to the city, B&W Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Young said in a news release. “We’re looking forward to providing products that will help meet the energy needs of the Akron area, and to being part of the Akron community.”

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