Houston, March 10, 2010 — Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group and Indian energy-environment solutions provider Thermax Ltd. formed a joint venture to build highly efficient subcritical and supercritical boilers and pulverizers for the Indian utility boiler market.
The new joint venture company will have its headquarters at Pune in the Maharashtra State of India. Under the terms of the agreement, B&W will also license its technology to the joint venture company for subcritical boilers 300 MW and larger, supercritical boilers and coal pulverizers.
The joint venture will have the full capability to engineer, manufacture and manage large power plants for the Indian power generation sector. As part of the agreement, the partners will also construct a new pressure parts fabrication facility in India.
“B&W and Thermax have successfully worked together on other joint ventures and licensing agreements for more than two decades,” said Richard L. Killion, President and Chief Operating Officer of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group. “This agreement augments our presence and profile in the global marketplace and presents a substantial opportunity to continue the growth of our business in India and around the world.”
The joint venture is being established at a time when India’s growth plans, coupled with the country’s dependence on coal-fired power plants, present an opportunity to participate in a robust power market.
B&W will own a 49 percent share of the joint venture while Thermax will have 51 percent ownership.
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