Babcock & Wilcox Co was founded in 1867, and is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is a technology innovator in power generation systems, a specialty manufacturer of nuclear components and a service provider. It provides a variety of products and services to customers in the power and other steam-using industries, including electric utilities and other power generators, industrial customers in various other industries, and the U.S. Government. It operates in two business segments: power generation systems and government operations. The Company's power generation systems segment includes the business and operations of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG) and Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. and their respective subsidiaries. Power Generation Systems - through this segment, it supplies boilers fired with fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas, or renewable fuels such as biomass, municipal solid waste and concentrated solar energy. In addition, it supplies commercial nuclear steam generators and components, environmental equipment and components, and related services to customers in different regions around the world. It designs, engineers, manufactures, constructs and services large utility and industrial power generation systems, including boilers used to generate steam in electric power plants, pulp and paper making, chemical and process applications and other industrial uses. The Company's government operations segment includes the business and operations of Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc. and their respective subsidiaries. Government operations - through this segment, it manufactures nuclear components and provides various services to the U.S. government, including uranium processing, environmental site restoration services, and management and operating services for various U.S. Government-owned facilities. These services are provided to the DOE, including the NNSA, the Office of Nuclear Energy, the Office of Science and the Office of Environmental Management. It competes with a number of domestic and foreign-based companies including Alstom S.A., Doosan Babcock, Babcock Power, Inc., Foster Wheeler Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi, Ltd., Bechtel National, Inc., URS Corporation, CH2M Hill, Inc., Fluor Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., EnergySolutions, Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Many aspects of its operations and properties are affected by political developments and are subject to both domestic and foreign governmental regulations.