Under the terms of the transaction, B&W will acquire the assets of GE Energy’s ESP and emissions monitoring business units, including its ESP replacement parts and mechanical components product lines, ESP performance-enhancing hardware and controls, continuous emissions monitoring systems, data acquisition and handling system, and the ESP and emissions monitoring remote diagnostics and services offerings.

These products and services are used by power generation and industrial customers to monitor and control particulates and other emissions from power plants, factories and other facilities.

GE Energy’s ESP and emissions monitoring businesses employ approximately 220 people at offices in Kansas City, Missouri, Folkston, Georgia, Newport News, Virginia, and Hatfield, Pennsylvania, in the US, and locations globally. Employees will transition to B&W in the coming months.

Richard Killion, president and chief operating officer of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, said: “This acquisition enhances B&W’s already strong environmental equipment and services capabilities. We’re confident the knowledge and experience of these highly-skilled employees and the ability to offer new products and services to current and prospective customers will be a valuable addition to our strategic growth plan.”