Company Manufactures Combustion Equipment
By Terry Troy
Babcock & Wilcox of Akron has acquired Fossil Power Systems (FPS) of Canada, a leading designer and manufacturer of hydrogen, natural gas and renewable pulp and paper combustion equipment. Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, FPS manufactures and designs ignitors, plant controls and safety systems.
“The addition of FPS’s respected products and expertise to our team is another step forward for the strategic growth of B&W’s efficient and environmentally sustainable technologies and solutions,” said Jimmy Morgan, B&W Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “FPS ignitors and control system capabilities are ideally suited to clean energy applications such as firing hydrogen, which complements the hydrogen generation and combustion technologies in B&W’s ClimateBrightTM suite, including our BrightGenTM hydrogen combustion product and BrightLoopTM hydrogen production technology. FPS also is an industry leader in combustion technologies and controls, as well as coal-to-gas and oil-to-gas fuel conversion projects.
“FPS is known for its product quality, reliability, and broad range of firing technologies and safety systems that can be customized to customers’ specific requirements and has provided B&W with products for more than three decades,” Morgan added. “It has grown significantly over the last several years, and we will look to continued growth in these product lines as we leverage our combined expertise and relationships around the world for large-scale fuel conversions, hydrogen opportunities, renewable pulp and paper projects, large institutional heating plants and others. FPS also has an installed base of products in more than 70 countries and we look forward to opportunities to further grow this broad aftermarket business. We are pleased to welcome FPS’s strong management team and employees to our team, and work together to expand our portfolio of full-service solutions to our global customers.”
“This acquisition is a natural extension of the long relationship our two companies have had for more than 35 years when B&W began serving as the exclusive supplier of FPS ignitors in the U.S.,” Jonas Hackmann, FPS President, said. “We expect a seamless transition for our customers, suppliers and employees and are excited about working closely with the B&W team to
Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets.
FPS is considered a world leader in the design and manufacture of firing equipment and safety systems for the power generation, pulp and paper and petrochemical industries. FPS has proven experience in complete boiler gas conversions, providing gas burners and ignitors, flame scanners, natural gas piping design/fabrication, burner management systems, and combustion control systems.