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History

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.

Business Establishment (1881~1955)

  • 1881, 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)

  • 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.

    Later renamed Babcock Energy Ltd.

Privatisation and Globalisation (1982~2005)

  • 1982, Babcock Energy Ltd floats on the stock exchange.

    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.

    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.

  • 1995, 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 in the Doosan Group (2006~Present)

  • 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.

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Vision

Vision

We aspire to become a Proud Global Doosan - a leading innovator of products and services that improve the quality of life for people and communities around the world.

Our Strategy

Our Strategy

Doosan’s strategy is based on the principle of “2G” - Growth of Business by Growth of People. 2G is a virtuous circle where people drive the business growth, which in turn provides our people the opportunity for advancement. Doosan believes that sustained success can only come through people.

Global Network

Global Network

Find out how Doosan Babcock is creating innovation and changes around the world.

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