Doosan Heavy Industries instruction: strengthens local industry-university-research collaboration on gas turbine development


2021.12.20 | Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

Doosan Heavy Strengthens Industry-University-Local Research Collaboration on Gas Turbine Development

– Ceremony organized with ten local university laboratories to celebrate the certification of the “Gas Turbine Research Lab for Next Generation Technology Cooperation”
– Hydrogen Gains In Popularity Following Upward Adjustment Of NDC By Government… Industry, Academia and Research Sectors Collaborate on Hydrogen Turbine Development

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction plans to strengthen the local industry-university-research collaborative framework that is in place for gas turbine development and strives to step up efforts for hydrogen gas turbine development.

On December 19, Doosan announced that a ceremony was held on the 17th of this month to celebrate the certification of the Doosan Gas Turbine Research Lab for Next Generation Technology Cooperation, which was held in conjunction with the local universities that contributed to technology development efforts for the local manufacture of gas turbines. The ceremony was held at the company’s headquarters in Changwon in the presence of Hongook Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Power Services business group; Jeong-rak Son, director general of energy in the R&D strategic planning office of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and professors from a dozen local university laboratories.

The ten or so university laboratories selected that day, including Inha University, Seoul National University and Changwon National University, had recorded outstanding achievements in the development of key technologies for gas turbine compressors, combustion chambers, turbines and thermal fluids, and had effectively cooperated in the development of Korea’s first gas turbine. Doosan awarded the Outstanding Research Award to the chief researchers of R&D initiatives, including Seungyoung Choi from Yonsei University, Gimun Kim from Korea Aerospace University and Taesong Lee from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

“Thanks to the active cooperation of the selected university laboratories today, as well as that of many other institutions, we were able to successfully perform performance testing of Korea’s first gas turbine for power generation. Said Hongook Park, CEO of Doosan. Heavy Power Service Group. He added: “During this process, we were able to secure the core technology and competitiveness in the local gas turbine development, and we also succeeded in creating a virtuous circle allowing the continuous cultivation of qualified talents.

Doosan completed the development of the gas turbine which was continued as an interim project during the development of a hydrogen turbine. The company recently completed performance testing of the initial product sample to be supplied to Korea Western Power’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The initial product will be installed at the power plant in the first half of next year and will undergo a demonstration trial.

Since the South Korean government announced the ‘Upwardly revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for 2030’ last October, zero-carbon hydrogen-powered turbines are expected to grow at the fastest pace. . Doosan this year signed a memorandum of understanding with five state-owned power companies on further cooperation in the field of hydrogen gas turbines and accelerate the development and demonstration of the hydrogen gas turbine. The company plans to continuously visit the laboratories of local universities to strengthen the framework of industry-university-research collaboration and will also continue cooperation on the development of hydrogen gas turbines and the cultivation of talented resources.

Photo. At the “Doosan Gas Turbine Research Lab for Next Generation Technology Cooperation” certification ceremony, held at Changwon headquarters on December 17, Hongook Park, CEO of Doosan Heavy’s Power Services BG (sixth from left) ; Jeong-rak Son, director general of energy at MOTIE’s R&D strategic planning office (seventh from left) and professors from local universities pose for a group photo.


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