Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on May 22 that the company has signed an MOU with Midland Cogen Venture (MCV), a private power generation company in the United States, for cooperation in the gas turbine business. A signing ceremony was held at Doosan’s head office in Changwon, Korea on May 20 with the attendance of officials and employees from both companies, including Lee Hee-jik, head of the GT/Service Business Unit at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., and Doyle Beneby, CEO of MCV.
Under this MOU, the two companies will beef up cooperation in three areas: the operation and maintenance of MCV’s gas turbines; hybrid power generation that connects renewable energy such as wind power and energy storage systems (ESSs) with combined cycle power generation; and the application of gas turbines being developed by Doosan to current power plants.
Earlier, at the end of last year, Doosan Turbomachinery Services (DTS), a U.S. subsidiary of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, signed a long-term supply and service contract for gas turbine core components with MCV. Under the contract, DTS will repair the core components of seven gas turbines at MCV’s gas-fired cogeneration power plant in Michigan, which is the largest of its kind in the U.S., and supply new components for them over the next six years.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction began the development of large gas turbines for power generation as a government-sponsored project in 2013 and has since been conducting research and development at gas turbine R&D centers at its Changwon Headquarters in Korea, Florida in the United States, and Baden in Switzerland. In the second half of this year, the company will produce the initial gas turbine before starting volume production and wrap up the government-sponsored project.