Engineering error could cost B&W a pretty penny

Work on renewable energy projects in the UK has been suspended due to the error which could cost the power plant producer upwards of USD 15 million.

Photo: Babcock & Wilcox Vølund

Power plant producer Babcock & Wilcox will have to retrace its steps and carry out a comprehensive inspection on one of its British projects due to a structural flaw, informs the company in a statement.

Executive management believes that the steel structural flaw stems from one of the company's subcontractors, and because two other plant projects are in the same construction, these have been suspended. The company does not disclose which projects are concerned, but states that all are in renewables.

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