Doosan Enerbility is winning a growing number of new orders for its gas turbines which were developed using homegrown technology, leading to solidification of its leadership position in the Korean domestic gas turbine market.
On January 25th, Doosan Enerbility announced that it had signed a supplier agreement valued to be approximately KRW 280 billion with Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) to supply the main components for the Andong Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit 2. In attendance at the signing ceremony, which was held at the InterContinental Seoul, were key figures from both companies including Seung Woo Lee, President & CEO of KOSPO, and Yeonin Jung, Vice Chairman & COO of Doosan Enerbility.
The Andong Combined Cycle Power Plant Unit 2, which is set to have a capacity of 569MW, is slated to be built by December 2026 in Pungsan-eup of North Gyeongsang Province’s Andong City. Doosan Enerbility will be supplying a 380MW H-class* ultra-large** gas turbine that was developed using homegrown technology, as well as a steam turbine and heat recovery steam generator(HRSG).* High-efficiency turbine model with a turbine inlet temperature in the range of 1500℃ or higher** Gas turbines can be categorized by its generation capacity into small-size (20~99.9MW), mid-size (100~214.9MW), large-size (215~299.9MW) and ultra-large (300MW+) turbines (Source: McCoy Report)
With the specific aim of promoting the Korean gas turbine industry, Doosan Enerbility has been engaged in a close partnership with KOSPO, which currently operates the largest number of gas turbines in Korea. Since 2018, the two companies have been jointly carrying out a project aimed at developing the hot components of F-class* gas turbines, with plans to execute a demonstration project at the Busan Combined Cycle Power Plant. Moreover, in 2022, Doosan had signed a contract to perform lifetime extension work on Busan Combined Cycle Power Plant’s gas turbine rotors and has also been participating in a state-led project for developing a 50% hydrogen co-fired, F-class gas turbine since last year as part of the carbon reduction efforts.* Turbine model with an inlet temperature in the range of approximately 1300~1400℃
“We find it truly meaningful to be embarking on this endeavor to expand the market for locally-developed gas turbines together with KOSPO, a company that has long worked at enhancing the competitiveness of Korea’s gas turbines,” said Yeonin Jung, Doosan Enerbility’s Vice-Chairman & COO. “We plan to widen the scope of our partnership into the area of long-term services for gas turbines to raise the overall competency of Korea’s gas turbine sector and actively target the global market.”
In 2019, Doosan Enerbility succeeded in locally manufacturing a large-size industrial gas turbine for power generation, after which the first locally-built gas turbine was delivered to the Gimpo Combined Heat & Power Plant operated by Korea Western Power (KOWEPO). Doosan had also signed a supplier agreement last year to supply a 380MW Korean-standard gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine model, which was jointly developed with some 340 partners in the local industry-academia-research sectors as a state-led project, to Korea Midland Power(KOMIPO)’s Boryeong New Combined Cycle Power Plant. In addition, development is also underway on a 400MW ultra-large 100% hydrogen-fueled gas turbine, with the target deadline being set as 2027.