Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction of South Korea recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Midland Cogen Ventures (MCV) in the U.S. for maintenance and improvement of MCV’s gas turbine fleet.
Their MOU agreement came about after Doosan Turbomachinery Services Inc. (DTS), Doosan Heavy’s U.S. subsidiary, struck a long-term contract with MCV last year to supply core parts of gas turbines.
Company’s foothold in the US gas turbine aftermarket has been getting stronger following the DTS successful part supply agreement with MCV last year, says Mok Jin-won, head of power service business group of Doosan Heavy. “We will continue to work hard to expand our presence in the market by creating a synergy between our gas turbine technology and service business.”
Since 2013, when it began development of heavy duty gas turbines, Doosan has been conducting government funded projects for developing units with scale and efficiency greater than 270MW and 40% simple cycle efficiency.
Project engineers are reported to have completed the basic design of the gas turbine in July 2017 with plans to finish development by the end of 2019 for commercialization by 2021. Scheduled to complete the design this year after producing a prototype in the second half for design performance testing.
Doosan is also actively pursuing renewable energy sector developments such as wind power and energy storage. hybrid combined cycle power generation, and repowering of existing power plants.