Doosan Babcock

Doosan Babcock is a specialist in the delivery of engineering, aftermarket and upgrade services to the energy sector.

From our birth as a boiler systems pioneer in 1881 to providing technologies for the world's first commercial nuclear power plant in the 1950s, we have grown to become a trusted partner to the global power industry.

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Business Establishment

1881-1955

1881

In 2006 Babcock joined Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to become a key member of the Doosan family.

US-based Babcock & Wilcox Company opened a European office in Glasgow, Scotland.

Commenced boiler making and Singer Manufacturing Company works at Clydebank, initially using components shipped from the US.

1891

Babcock & Wilcox Company formed a British company called Babcock & Wilcox Ltd.

Board members included renowned Scottish structural engineer Sir William Arrol and Andrew Stewart, of the Lanarkshire-based steel tubemakers A & J Stewart and Menzies, subsequently Stewarts & Lloyds.

1895

Manufacturing facility at Renfrew, Scotland was established. The new facility was based on the existing Porterfield Foundry.

Expansion Into Nuclear Power

1956-1981

In the 1950s, Babcock supplied technologies to the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the beginning of our long-term involvement in nuclear power in the UK.

1956

Babcock & Wilcox Company supplied the steam raising plant for Calder Hall UK. Our involvement at Calder Hall was the first of many similar projects at nuclear power plants around the UK.

1968

Welding Skills Centre established to provide in-house training and development.
Our dedication to training and developing its employees in-house continues to this day.

1979

Babcock Power Ltd was established, then later renamed Babcock Energy Ltd.

Privatisation & Globalisation

1982-2005

After our flotation on the stock market in 1982 we joined forces with a number of companies that had complementary goals and expertise to our own.

1982

Babcock Energy Ltd floats on the stock exchange and we became Babcock International PLC.

1987

Babcock International PLC enters merger with FKI Electricals PLC. This merger formed FKI Babcock PLC.

1989

FKI Babcock PLC demerges to form Babcock International Group PLC and FKI PLC, although the merger was short-lived.

1995

Babcock Energy Ltd becomes Mitsui Babcock Ltd.
A 75% stake in our boiler manufacturing and energy services activities (known as Babcock Energy Ltd) was sold to Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding of Japan, to become Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd.

We provide the steam generators for Sizewell B UK.

We were proud to be one of the main suppliers of components to Sizewell B and maintain a strong relationship with the plant to this day.

Global Expansion

2006-2015

2006

Mitsui sold Babcock Energy Ltd to Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, a subsidiary company of the Doosan Group of South Korea.
The UK company was renamed Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd.

2013

Doosan Power Systems UK Ltd was renamed Doosan Babcock Ltd.
In the same year we invested £20 million in our UK test facility and R&D activities, and expanded our presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.