Doosan Heavy signs MoU to build hydrogen gas turbine project in Korea

Doosan Heavy signs MoU to build hydrogen gas turbine project in Korea

Doosan Heavy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today (June 3) with Korea East-West Power, Ulsan Metropolitan City and SK Gas for a hydrogen gas turbine demonstration project.

According to the MoU, Ulsan Metropolitan City will be providing administrative support on implementing infrastructure needed for the gas turbine business whereas Korea East-West power will handle the demonstration of hydrogen gas turbine.

With this, SK gas will be in charge of laying down the foundation for the hydrogen supply while Doosan will be handling the technology development and supply of hydrogen gas turbines.

All the signatories of the recent MoU will be participating in the Ulsan Combined Cycle Power Plant’s gas turbine demonstration project, that will convert the gas turbine of the power plant, that has been operated for more than 25 years, into a 270MW hydrogen gas turbine by 2027.

This hydrogen gas turbine project is expected to be the first of its kind in Korea, the company has said.

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Doosan has additionally signed an MoU dedicated to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and will promote the domestic hydrogen gas turbine business with Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO).

KOMIPO will be adopting Doosan’s technology for the hydrogen dual-fuel combustor, currently being pursued as a national project while Doosan will be working on the technology development for hydrogen gas turbines and securing of technology needed for mass production of related parts.

Yeonin Jung, COO of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, said, “We plan to use these agreements as a steppingstone to develop the hydrogen gas turbine business into the next-generation growth engine.

“It is all the more significant as we will be able to supply the local communities with eco-friendly energy.”

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