The 10 Best Boiler Manufacturers & Brands in 2023

1. Harbin boiler

Country: China

Founded: 1954

About the company:

Harbin Boiler Works Co., Ltd. was founded in 1954 and is one of the 156 key projects in the First Five Year Plan of New China, as well as an important member of the Harbin Electric Power Group.

For over 60 years, Harbin Electric Boiler has held the “torch” of independent innovation, striving to create cutting-edge products in science and technology and to occupy the commanding heights of the industry’s technological development.

Harbin Electric Boiler has produced 70% of the first domestic power station boiler products, ranging from 50MW high-pressure boilers to 1000MW ultra-supercritical (secondary reheat) boilers, and has set many industry milestones.

As of the end of 2020, Harbin Electric Boiler had produced 1633 power station boilers, with a total capacity of 380 million kilowatts, ranking first in the country in terms of product output.

It has now become a comprehensive service provider, designing and manufacturing power station boilers, petrochemical vessels, ship power, environmental protection equipment, power station installation, nuclear power products, seawater desalination and water treatment equipment, and providing system solutions.

As the “founder” and “pacesetter” of the power plant boiler industry in China and the “national team” of the power equipment industry, Harbin Electric Boiler has kept in mind the mission of the central enterprise, actively implementing the new development concept of the country, and engaging in the implementation of major strategies such as the national supply-side structural reform and the “Belt and Road” initiative.

It adheres to innovation-driven sustainable development, focuses on refining the main thermal power industry, focuses on emerging industries, plans a diversified industrial layout, and focuses on transformation and upgrading, cultivating new momentum for high-quality development, and striving to take the long march of central enterprises in the new era.

2. Dongfang Electric

Country: China

Founded: 1958

Products: Wind turbines, solar power generation equipment, hydropower units, nuclear power thermal power units (gas turbine power generation, clean and efficient coal power generation), control systems, environmental protection equipment, industrial chemical equipment, hydrogen and fuel cells, energy storage equipment, new materials

About the company:

China Dongfang Electric Group Co., Ltd. (referred to as Dongfang Electric Group), established in 1958, is a significant state-owned enterprise that plays a crucial role in national security and the economy.

The company is responsible for ensuring national energy security, supplying about one-third of China’s energy equipment, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading energy equipment manufacturers.

Dongfang Electric Group is one of the early pioneers of China’s electric power era, which grew from third line construction, developed during the reform and opening up period, and continued to prosper in the new era. The company is committed to its responsibility of “green power and driving the future” and adheres to self-reliance in science and technology. It fully, accurately, and comprehensively implements the new development concept, aiming to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. The company vigorously implements the “11256” development strategy, accelerates the transformation of “green intelligent manufacturing,” and pursues a “six-power simultaneous development and five-industry coordination” strategy. (The six industries are wind power, solar energy, hydropower, nuclear power, gas power, and coal power, while the five industries include energy conservation and environmental protection, engineering and international trade, modern manufacturing service, power electronics and control, and emerging industries.)

Dongfang Electric is committed to providing customers with comprehensive energy solutions that integrate energy equipment, green low-carbon equipment, and high-end intelligent equipment.

The company also actively expands its overseas markets and participates in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative, providing complete sets of equipment and engineering contracting business for nearly 80 countries and regions worldwide. Its primary markets include Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, and other regions. The scale of its exported energy equipment exceeds 80 million kilowatts.

Since 1994, it has been among the world’s 250 largest international engineering contractors listed by ENR.

Dongfang Electric Group is a national innovative enterprise and a national technology innovation demonstration enterprise. It has a national key laboratory, a national enterprise technology center, a national energy research and development center for large-scale clean and efficient power generation equipment, an innovation and entrepreneurship base for overseas high-level talents, an academician workstation, and a post-doctoral research workstation.

The company has established a market-oriented, multi-level innovation system for enterprise product research and development to promote the sustainable and stable development of the enterprise, helping the country to build an “innovative country,” a manufacturing power, and a “digital China.”

3. Shanghai Electric

Country: China

Founded: 1902

About the company:

Shanghai Electric Group is a world-class, comprehensive, high-end equipment manufacturing enterprise. It focuses on three main areas of business: smart energy, smart manufacturing, and smart infrastructure. The company provides customers with industrial-grade, green, intelligent system solutions.

Shanghai Electric Group operates worldwide, primarily in the areas of new and efficient clean energy, industrial automation, industrial infrastructure, medical equipment, and environmental protection.

With its strong foundation, outstanding brand influence, close customer relations, and robust talent pool, Shanghai Electric Group is committed to openness, collaboration, and win-win cooperation. The company strives to promote the “smart energy, smart manufacturing” dual intelligence linkage, the “industrial intelligence, service industrialization” dual wheel drive, and the “energy Internet, industrial Internet” dual network interaction. These efforts enable global industrial development with science and technology, making human life better.

The history of Shanghai Electric can be traced back to at least 1902, when Shanghai Dalong Machine Factory became the earliest large-scale enterprise of Shanghai Electric. It was the bud of Shanghai’s modern machine industry.

After 1949, Shanghai’s main machinery industry was under the management of Shanghai Heavy Industry Bureau (later referred to as Shanghai Mechanical and Electrical Industry Administration).

In 1985, Shanghai Electric United Company was established (later renamed Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation).

In 1995, the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Electromechanical Industry was restructured, and jointly restructured with the assets of Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation. The merged group was named Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation.

In March 2004, Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation carried out mixed ownership reform and established Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd.

In April 2005, the company was listed in Hong Kong H shares and renamed Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Electric also owns several other listed companies, including Shanghai Jiyou Machinery Co., Ltd., Shanghai Electromechanical Co., Ltd., Shanghai Power Transmission and Distribution Co., Ltd., Shanghai Haili (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Automation Instrument Co., Ltd.

Moreover, Shanghai Electric has established over 70 joint ventures with well-known multinational companies such as Siemens, ABB, Alstom, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Carrier, and Schneider.

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4. WBC

Country: China

Founded: 1954

About the company:

Founded in 1954, Wuhan Boiler Co., Ltd., formerly known as Wuhan Boiler Factory, was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 1998 with a registered capital of 297 million yuan. In August 2007, Alstom acquired 51% of the shares of Wuguo and became the controlling shareholder of the company.

On November 2, 2015, General Electric completed the acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid business, and Wuhan Boiler Co., Ltd. officially became a member of the steam power system of GE Power Generation Group. However, in January 2022, with GE’s global exit strategy from coal power, it transferred its 51% shares in the company to Daoben Auto Parts Co., Ltd., the new controlling shareholder.

Under the management of the new controlling shareholder, the company will continue to provide high-level services to traditional power customers while embarking on a new journey of transformation and upgrading. The new plant of Wuhan Boiler Co., Ltd. is located in Wuhan East Lake Development Zone and covers an area of 173000 square meters, including a research and development center of 6000 square meters and eight manufacturing workshops with modern process layout and professional supporting facilities of international standards.

The design of the new plant fully considers the reduction of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. It is currently a large and advanced power boiler manufacturer, equipped with advanced R&D and manufacturing technology for power station boilers, enabling it to respond actively to the growing demand for boilers in China and the international market. This will also enable the company to solve environmental problems, especially reduce emissions and improve the efficiency of power plants.

Furthermore, Wuguo will continue to operate in the boiler industry and expand its business markets. In line with its commitment to environmental sustainability, Wuhan Boiler Co., Ltd. has collaborated with Hubei Jinquan Wind Power Generation Co., Ltd. Wuhan Branch to install an 8MW solar photovoltaic power station on the Lianyi plant, which has been successfully connected to the grid for power generation.

Overall, Wuhan Boiler Co., Ltd. is poised to make significant contributions to the industry, with a focus on innovation and environmental sustainability.

5. Jinan boiler

Country: China

Founded: 1954

Products:circulating fluidized bed boilers, biomass boilers, pulverized coal boilers, hot water boilers, waste heat boilers, alkali recovery boilers, garbage disposal boilers, oil and gas boilers, desulfurization and denitrification equipment and pressure vessels

About the company:

Jinan Boiler Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1954 and is now a leading enterprise in China, producing A-class power station boilers, industrial boilers, circulating fluidized bed power generation boilers, and biomass power generation boilers.

The company has 1700 employees, including 460 technicians, and total assets of over 3 billion yuan. It is located in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, a famous historical and cultural city in China, covering a total area of 320,000 square meters.

Jiguo Group integrates R&D, production, installation, maintenance, transformation, and technical consulting services for power station projects, environmental protection projects, and strives to become a general contractor of power station projects.

The company’s business purpose is to “dedicate clean energy, create green products, improve economic efficiency, and jointly build a harmonious enterprise.” Over the years, Jiguo Group has developed circulating fluidized bed power generation boilers, introduced and digested foreign biomass power generation technology, and produced a 30MW biomass fired power generation boiler.

Jiguo Group is now an international circulating fluidized bed research and development base and a world large-scale biomass boiler manufacturing base. It is also a pilot test base for Shandong high-tech enterprises and the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The company actively complies with the development of low-carbon economy and new energy industry and vigorously develops new energy-saving and environmental protection products such as circulating fluidized bed boilers and biomass power generation boilers.

Jiguo Group’s products are not only sold well in China but also exported to more than ten countries and regions, including Japan, Belgium, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Shupu Village, Mongolia, Nigeria, and Rwanda.

6. Xizi Clean energy

Country: China

Founded: 1955

About the company:

Xizi Clean Energy Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Xizi Clean Energy) was established in 1955 as Hangzhou Boiler Group Co., Ltd., a leading enterprise in China’s waste heat boilers. It is jointly held by Xizi, one of the top 500 Chinese enterprises, and is committed to becoming a world-leading supplier of clean energy equipment and solutions.

In 2021, Xizi Jieneng won the Zhejiang Provincial Quality Award, and Wang Shuifu, the chairman of the board, won the nomination award of the Fourth China Quality Award, achieving a breakthrough of zero Chinese entrepreneurs.

Xizi Jieneng is a national R&D and manufacturing base for waste heat boilers, a national high-tech enterprise, and a nationally recognized enterprise technology center. The company always implements the core value of “customer-centered” and provides customers with full life cycle energy solutions, intelligent energy equipment, and services.

Its main business involves consulting, research and development, production, sales, and installation of new equipment such as waste heat boilers, biomass boilers, circulating fluidized bed boilers, gas boilers, and shield machines. It also offers new services such as EPC, boiler maintenance, upgrading, smart boilers, and smart factories.

At the same time, the company provides intelligent services throughout the life cycle of the new energy field, extending its business chain to new energy investment and operation. Xizi Jieneng has successfully built an aviation zero-carbon factory with new energy technology as the core, invested in and participated in the construction of China’s first large-scale solar thermal energy storage power station, and the energy storage technology applied by it has been shortlisted for the first major technical equipment project in the energy field in 2021. Its electrode boiler technology has been recognized by the European Union and China’s nuclear power standards.

The company actively participates in the construction of the “Belt and Road” and its business covers more than 100 countries and regions in the world.

Adhering to the mission of “improving the environment for human beings,” Xizi Jieneng actively responds to the “30-60” goal, deeply plans green development, increases investment in the new energy field, and accelerates the pace of enterprise transformation and upgrading.

To date, more than 3000 energy-saving and environment-friendly waste heat boilers have been produced. After all the products are put into operation, more than 66 million tons of standard coal can be saved annually, and 160 million tons of carbon dioxide can be reduced, accounting for 1% of the total carbon emissions in China.

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7. Huaguang environment energy

Country: China

Founded: 1958

About the company:

Wuxi Huaguang Environmental Protection Energy Group Co., Ltd. was established in August 1958 and became publicly traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in July 2003 (stock abbreviation: “Huaguang Huanneng”, stock code: 600475).

In June 2017, the company completed a major asset restructuring. Huaguang Environment Energy now has a total capital stock of 559 million shares, with Wuxi Guolian Development (Group) Co., Ltd., a state-owned listed company, serving as its controlling shareholder.

The company is focused on the development of energy and environmental protection industries in accordance with national industrial policy guidance. It is primarily engaged in the investment, construction, and operation of various thermal power enterprises, such as coal, gas, geothermal, and waste heat. The company also provides power station design, complete equipment, general contracting of project construction, and flue gas treatment services both domestically and abroad.

In the field of municipal environment, the company has formed an integrated service system that combines investment, design consultation, equipment manufacturing, engineering construction, and operation management. The system is designed to provide professional design, general contracting of engineering construction, and solid waste disposal services (including domestic waste, kitchen waste, and municipal sludge).

Huaguang Environment Energy’s business has gradually formed three sectors: conventional energy sector (boiler manufacturing, power station boiler engineering, conventional thermal power enterprise operation, etc.), new energy sector (geothermal development and operation, photovoltaic power plant engineering, biomass power plant engineering, etc.), and municipal environmental protection sector (sludge disposal, flue gas treatment, domestic waste disposal, etc.). The company also has a foreign investment sector.

As an industrial investment and operation platform in the field of energy and environmental protection, the company is committed to the mission of “jointly building a clean and low-carbon life”. It actively explores the development modes and paths suitable for state-owned listed enterprises, and accelerates the construction of “China’s leading comprehensive service provider in the field of environmental protection and energy.”

8. Devotion

Country: China

Founded: 1970

About the company:

Devotion (Changzhou) Boiler (formerly Changzhou Boiler Factory), founded in 1970, is located in the south of the Yangtze River, on the shore of the Taihu Lake, and in the center of the Yangtze River Delta. It is a core holding subsidiary of Devotion Co., Ltd. (stock code: 300335), engaged in the research, development, production, and sales of industrial boilers and pressure vessels.

Devotion continues to lead the industry in terms of innovation capability, production and marketing scale, industrial chain layout, and comprehensive strength. It has a postdoctoral research workstation, a research and development center for thermal engineering technology, a research and development institute for biomass energy, a national innovative enterprise, a national high-tech enterprise, and is a leading enterprise in the manufacture of autoclaves for building materials in China.

In 1974, despite the lack of technology, equipment, and materials, Devotion cooperated with Shanghai Jiaotong University to successfully develop China’s first autoclave. This achievement was not mission-oriented and created a miracle in the industry.

In 1993, Devotion Group was established in Guangzhou. Relying on the development opportunity of the national clean energy industry, it rapidly developed in three major fields, namely, comprehensive clean energy services, industrial boiler manufacturing, and indoor health and environmental management.

In 2012, it was successfully listed on the domestic main board. In 2018, Devotion successfully acquired Changzhou Boiler and established Devotion (Changzhou) Boiler Co., Ltd., forming a dual business pattern of boilers and pressure vessels.

Currently, the company covers an area of more than 230 mu, with an annual boiler capacity of 20,000 steam tons and an annual capacity of 800 sets of autoclaves and pressure vessels. In response to the national call for “low carbon, environmental protection, energy conservation, and emission reduction,” all 22 products produced online have independent intellectual property rights.

The company has introduced international robotic welding equipment, CNC processing equipment, and testing instruments to ensure that the quality of the production process is controlled and the testing results are reliable.

From city offices covering the entire country to international trade partners, from domestic one-stop negotiation services to agency sales services in dozens of foreign countries and regions, Devotion has developed steadily in developing countries and regions such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America through the International Business Department.

Following the business philosophy of “creating value for customers,” Devotion Changzhou has established a complete boiler and pressure vessel research and development system. It has a research and development team of nearly 100 people, which can provide customers with different thermal energy needs and thoughtful and perfect pre-sales and after-sales technical services.

9. Sichuan Chuanguo

Country: China

Founded: 1968

About the company:

Sichuan Chuanguo Boiler Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”), located in Jintang County, Chengdu, was formerly known as Sichuan Boiler Factory. Founded in 1968 by military enterprises, the Company is one of the eight enterprises with a Class A boiler manufacturing license, and a high-tech enterprise integrating research, design, manufacturing, installation, operation, and service of energy-saving boilers and auxiliary equipment. The Company is the main base for manufacturing and exporting power generation equipment in China.

The Company holds a Class A boiler manufacturing license, A1 and A2 pressure vessel design and manufacturing licenses, a civil nuclear safety equipment manufacturing license (nuclear safety level 2 and 3), ASME Certificate of Authorization, “U, S” steel seal, qualification certificate of import and export enterprise, quality management system certificate, environmental management system certificate, and occupational health and safety management system certificate. The Company also holds a Grade III qualification for general contracting of electric power engineering construction and environmental protection engineering contracting, Class B qualification for engineering design of power industry (thermal power generation), power industry (new energy power generation), municipal industry (thermal engineering), and a special Class B qualification certificate for environmental engineering (air pollution prevention engineering). Additionally, the Company holds a boiler installation, transformation and maintenance qualification certificate, and more.

Beijing Jianlong Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd., the controlling shareholder of the Company, is a top 500 enterprise group in China integrating resource mining, steel smelting, shipbuilding, and mechanical and electrical production. The Company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Sichuan Chuanchuan Boiler Environmental Protection Engineering Co., Ltd., committed to the general contracting business of power engineering under 100MW (including) and related project management and technical management services, and Sichuan Chuanchuan Guoketeida Energy Technology Co., Ltd., committed to the fields of boiler products below 100t and extended services, 35t-150t modular fast loading oil and gas boilers, equipment and services for deep utilization of industrial waste gas energy, and continuous services for boiler customers, forging products, and other products.

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The Company covers an area of more than 500 mu, has four main branches, namely nuclear capacity, tubes, headers, and forging heat, six laboratories, including physics and chemistry, products, thermal testing, welding and cold state, and seven sets of testing equipment, including radiographic testing (RT), ultrasonic testing (UT), magnetic particle testing (MT), penetrant testing (PT), and eddy current testing (ET). The Company has an independent specialized computer center and welding technology training center, more than 800 sets of special railway lines, and main production equipment, including more than 60 sets of precision, large, and special equipment.

The Company has the ability to develop, design, and manufacture 350MW and below conventional power plant boilers, 600MW and above high-pressure heaters, and pressure vessels weighing less than 300t, including nuclear grade vessels, large-scale chemical vessels, and stainless steel vessels. With over 1200 employees, more than 500 technicians of all kinds, and more than 280 middle and senior technicians, the Company’s technology center is a “national enterprise technology center” with strong research and development capabilities. The annual average number of new products developed is more than 20, and the Company has more than 10 domestic core key technologies, and has obtained more than 100 authorized patents, including 8 authorized invention patents.

The Company has participated in the formulation of 1 national standard and 2 industrial standards, both of which have been issued and implemented. It has successively participated in the National High Technology Research and Development Plan (863 Plan), the National Major Technical Equipment Research and Development Project, the National Science and Technology Research and Development Project, as well as Sichuan Science and Technology Support Plan, Sichuan Strategic Emerging Products, Sichuan Science and Technology Achievement Transformation, Chengdu Science and Technology Plan, and other projects.

To further advance its research and development efforts, the Company has established partnerships with renowned universities and research institutes such as Tsinghua University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, Sichuan University, Chongqing University, Xi’an Thermal Engineering Research Institute, and major power design institutes in China.

The Company’s products are distributed across provinces, cities, and autonomous regions in China, as well as exported to Germany, the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, India, Malaysia, and other countries. Its marketing scope covers Europe and Asia, and it has established independent sales channels in Germany.

In summary, Sichuan Chuanguo Boiler Co., Ltd. is a highly regarded company in the boiler manufacturing industry in China. With its advanced technologies and highly skilled workforce, the Company continues to develop and produce energy-saving boilers and auxiliary equipment, contributing to the country’s power generation industry and supporting its growth.

10. Anshan Boiler

Country: China

About the company:

Anshan Boiler Factory Co., Ltd., previously known as Anshan Boiler Factory, is a large industrial boiler manufacturer located in northeast China. With over 60 years of boiler production history, it is one of the two early manufacturers of medium-pressure and above boilers in China and one of the two designated manufacturers of waste heat boilers in the country.

The company holds various licenses, including the Class A boiler manufacturing license, Class 1 boiler installation license, Class A2 pressure vessel design and manufacturing license, Class A general bridge crane and metallurgical bridge crane manufacturing license, and has obtained the “U” and “S” steel seals of ASME certification from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Anshan Boiler Factory Co., Ltd. has a perfect management system, a pool of professionals, complete manufacturing and inspection equipment, and has accumulated rich experience in the manufacture of boilers, pressure vessels, and cranes, as well as a profound corporate culture.

In 2006, the company underwent structural reorganization, relocation, and transformation, upgrading and transformation of production equipment, and introduced and trained talents. It also took the path of school-enterprise cooperation to improve its comprehensive strength, which resulted in rapid development in a short time.

In recent years, the company has followed the national economic restructuring and adjusted its product structure to focus on low-carbon economy, circular economy, and new energy. It has cooperated closely with scientific research institutes such as the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harbin University of Technology, and Shanghai Jiaotong University to enrich the technical content of its products, consolidate its development foundation, and demonstrate vitality again.

Anshan Boiler Factory Co., Ltd.’s new plant area is located in the Dadaowan Economic Development Zone in Anshan City, adjacent to the Shenyang Dalian Expressway and Harbin Dalian Expressway, providing convenient transportation. The company covers an area of 280,000 square meters, including 80,000 square meters of building area, and has 400 million yuan in fixed and intangible assets.

The company has over 1000 sets of production equipment and various inspection and testing equipment, such as large-scale plate rolling machines, thousand-ton oil presses, submerged arc automatic welding production lines for drums and headers, membrane wall production lines, CNC snake tube production lines, spiral fin tube production lines, and H-shaped fin tube production lines.

Anshan Boiler Factory Co., Ltd. currently produces six series of products, including power station boilers, industrial boilers, waste heat boilers, pressure vessels, cranes, and boiler auxiliaries, with over 460 types. Its products include traditional boiler types such as chain boilers and natural oil and gas boilers, as well as more environmentally friendly circulating fluidized bed boilers, biomass fuel boilers, sewage sludge drying and incineration boilers, low-calorific-value combustible waste gas boilers, large low-carbon hot water boilers, sintering annular cooling waste heat boilers, coke dry quenching waste heat boilers, hazardous waste incineration waste heat boilers, cement kiln waste heat boilers, carbon kiln waste heat boilers, calcium carbide smelting waste heat boilers, zinc roasting waste heat boilers, and other special products of waste heat boilers for building materials, metallurgy, and the chemical industry.

The company’s self-developed carbide waste heat boiler, liquid slag removal pulverized coal boiler, carbon waste heat boiler, full film wall pipe frame hot water boiler, and other series of products have won national patents, and many products have won national awards. The company can also carry out targeted designs to meet the needs of users for different types of boilers.

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