For nearly 30 years, KBR has played a distinctive role in increasing the world's power generation capacity though our engineering, construction management and maintenance services. We have completed projects in the industrial, utility and merchant power markets, and are recognized for delivering a wide variety of power facilities on-time and within budget. With access to more than 5,000 highly qualified engineers, we have the ability to provide complete detailed engineering and design services. Our Power workforce includes specialists in boilers, material handling, emissions control, turbine generators, performance and all plant systems and components.
With our affiliate BE&K, KBR builds technologically advanced power generation projects and cogeneration units that produce low levels of pollutants. We have successfully constructed combustion turbine-based projects for utility and independent clients, as well as industrial cogeneration facilities using natural gas, coal, biomass, oil and other fuels. We have built more than 30 new solid fuel boilers in the past 20 years while retrofitting more than 100 more since 1998.
Our expanding global influence in the power industry is based on an impressive list of successfully completed projects, all of which have been completed on time or ahead of schedule. We have received top marks for safety, quality and project management ability and many of our projects have received industry awards for construction excellence. With our commitment to high standards and the use of the most modern equipment, we deliver efficient power production at great value.