Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant
Takes First Steps toward Independent Production of Gas Turbines
Doosan completed and shipped a gas turbine, which is considered the culmination of power generation technology, on November 13, taking the first step toward technological independence in gas turbine production.
The new gas turbine is a 180 MW-class turbine, which was ordered by the Korea Southern Power Co. for installation at the Yeongwol Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant. It is the largest in scale among gas turbines supplied to a Korean plant, and boasts one of the highest level of efficiency in power generation. The Yeongwol Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant will house three gas turbines, which Doosan will supply in phases through early 2010 starting with the first installment.
The production of the turbine is considered the most challenging technology among the power generation facilities. Only several companies in advanced countries hold technology for design and production of gas turbines, and Korea has imported all of the more than 100 large scale gas turbines installed at combined cycle thermal power plants and co-generation power plants.
Choi Sangki, Senior Vice President (Head of Turbine/Generator BU) at Doosan, said, “We formed a technological alliance with MHI of Japan in April, 2007 to pursue transfer of gas turbine technology. Through experience from the Yeongwol Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant, we are now ready to offer large scale complete gas turbine and generator package to the foreign market place.”