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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Accelerates Hydrogen Turbine Technology Development With KEPCO E&C and Korea Midland Power

By February 17, 2022 3   min read  (514 words)

February 17, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Accelerates Hydrogen Turbine Technology Development With KEPCO E&C and Korea Midland Power
  • Korea Electric Power Technology and Ammonia reformed gas power plant commercialization

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is actively expanding business cooperation to develop eco-friendly hydrogen power generation technology.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on the 17th that it had signed a business agreement with KEPCO E&C to commercialize the ammonia reformed gas power plant. The signing ceremony held at the headquarters in Changwon was attended by Kim Seong-am, president of KEPCO E&C, and Park Hong-wook, head of Power Services BG at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.

The ammonia reformed gas power plant generates electricity by burning hydrogen extracted from ammonia to operate a hydrogen turbine. Hydrogen does not emit carbon dioxide during combustion, so eco-friendly power generation is possible. KEPCO E&C will develop overall power plant engineering technology, including plant optimization, while Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction will be in charge of developing main equipment such as ammonia reforming facilities and hydrogen turbines.

*Ammonia is a compound that combines hydrogen and nitrogen and is an economical and efficient ‘hydrogen carrier’ that can store up to 1.5 times the amount of hydrogen compared to storing only hydrogen. If hydrogen is needed, hydrogen and nitrogen are separated through ammonia reforming, and hydrogen is extracted and used.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction also signed an ‘Hydrogen Energy New Business Promotion Agreement’ with Korea Midland Power and JC Energy. This agreement is for △promoting a 100MW fuel cell power generation project in Daebul National Industrial Complex in Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do, and △developing a 1,000MW hydrogen co-firing/electric power generation project. The non-face-to-face signing ceremony was attended by Lee Ho-tae, head of Korea Midland Power’s business division, Park In-won, head of Plant EPC BG at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, and CEO Moon Auditor at JC Energy.

Through this agreement, Korea Midland Power will oversee purchasing new and renewable energy supply certificates (RECs) and operating power plants, while Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is in charge of EPC (design, procurement, construction) including supply of equipment such as hydrogen turbines and fuel cells for Doosan Fuel Cells under development. and maintenance/repair (O&M), and JC Energy will take charge of obtaining a license for a development project and provide the site.

An official from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said, “With this agreement, we expect that this agreement will further accelerate the development of hydrogen turbine technology, contributing to carbon neutrality and vitalization of the hydrogen economy.” We plan to continue expanding our business.”

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction succeeded in developing the world’s fifth large gas turbine for power generation in 2019 and secured gas turbine source technology. It is accelerating the development of hydrogen turbine technology, such as participating in the national project ‘Development of eco-friendly combustors’.

Photo: Kim Seong-am, president of KEPCO E&C and Park Hong-wook, head of Power Services BG (right) of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, pose for a commemorative photo after signing the agreement at the signing ceremony of the agreement held at the headquarters of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction in Changwon on the 16th.

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