Spig

Sector

Industrial cooling systems

Country

italy

Date

2010 (divested in 2016)

Environmental rationale
Power generation and industrial applications are the #2 user of water in the world after agriculture. Cooling systems provided by SPIG, because of their closed-loop architecture, drive water efficiency because minimize the withdrawal of water from the environment for industrial cooling purposes.
Cooling towers (wet systems) reduce the use of water by 95% vs. an open-loop cooling system, while air-cooled condensers and air coolers (dry systems) reduce the use of water by 100% as they use air instead of water for cooling and condensing purposes.

Business
SPIG is a leading engineering and contracting company which operates globally in the closed loop industrial cooling systems sector, which includes cooling towers (wet cooling) and air-cooled condensers and air coolers (dry cooling). SPIG’s cooling systems are installed in power plants, refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial plants where cooling is critical. Founded in 1936 by the grandparents of the current Mosiewicz shareholders, SPIG has grown from a local family business to one of the international leaders in the industrial cooling systems sector. SPIG is headquartered in Italy and has operating subsidiaries in Germany, Turkey, Russia, Dubai, United States, Brazil, India, China and Korea. Approximately 90% of the group revenues are generated outside Italy. Ambienta invested in SPIG in June 2010 and divested in July 2016 through a trade sale to the US listed company Babcock and Wilcox.