Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is expanding its partnership with global information technology (IT) companies to convert itself into a company that provides digital solutions.
The company announced on September 5 that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dell EMC for cooperation in “digital conversion.” Dell EMC is a subsidiary of Dell Technology and provides IT environment creation services to help companies modernize and automate their data centers.
The two companies plan to jointly make a foray into the global power generation and water service markets by combining Doosan's design, production and operation capabilities and Dell's digital capabilities.
Doosan also struck a comprehensive partnership deal with the German software company SAP in June to accelerate its conversion into a digital solution provider.
Doosan will collaborate with SAP and Dell EMC to provide digital solutions to Indian power plants. Doosan will load its power plant combustion optimization solution, which is based on an SAP platform, into the Dell EMC equipment to be supplied to Indian power plants. The installation of the equipment will be completed within this month. Doosan says its solution will boost power generation efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions.
Meanwhile, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been pushing hard to convert itself into a digitally oriented company. It established a digital innovation unit in 2013, which consisted of a software development team and a data analysis team. It has also developed programs such as “PreVision” to predict and diagnose troubles at power plants in advance and “Wind Supervision” to monitor the operation of wind power generators in real time and remotely manage them.