Doosan Steps Up Hydrogen Gas Turbine Development

Doosan partners with Korean public utilities and local governments to develop and demonstrate hydrogen gas turbines.

Yeonin Jung, COO of Doosan Heavy, Young-moon Kim, CEO of Korea East-West Power, Chul-ho Song, Mayor of Ulsan City and Byung Suk Yoon, CEO of SK Gas, pose for a photo at the MoU signing ceremony held at the Korea East-West Power headquarters for the Hydrogen Gas Turbine Demonstration Project.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (Doosan) has signed a series of agreements with public power entities and local governments to develop and demonstrate industrial hydrogen gas turbines.

Doosan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ulsan Metropolitan City, Korea East-West Power, and SK Gas on pursuing a hydrogen gas turbine demonstration project. According to the MoU, Ulsan Metropolitan City will be providing administrative support on implementing infrastructure needed for the hydrogen gas turbine business. Korea East-West Power will be handling the demonstration of the hydrogen gas turbine. SK Gas will be in charge of laying the foundation for hydrogen supply. 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, which involves converting the gas turbine of the power plant, which has been operated for more than 25 years, into a 270-MW hydrogen gas turbine by 2027. This would be the first project of its kind in Korea.

“We plan to use these agreements as a steppingstone to develop the hydrogen gas turbine business into the next-generation growth engine,” said Yeonin Jung, COO of Doosan. “It is all the more significant as we will be able to supply the local communities with eco-friendly energy.”

Doosan has also signed an MoU on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and promoting the domestic hydrogen gas turbine business with Korean Midland Power (KOMIPO). KOMIPO will adopt Doosan’s technology for the hydrogen dual-fuel combustor, currently being pursued as a national project, and the hydrogen gas turbine, while Doosan will work on the technology development for hydrogen gas turbines and secure the technology needed for mass production of related parts.