Doosan Group, with the aim of entering the world’s 200 leading enterprises by 2010, is striving to increase its global market share with an emphasis on Infrastructure Support Business (ISB). In particular, Doosan Group is placing more energy and time into developing new cutting-edge technologies in the areas of wind power and fuel batteries.
Doosan Heavy Industry has finalized development of a 3-megawatt (3MW) on-and-offshore wind turbine, WinDS 3000TM, for the first time in Asia and erected a prototype in Jeju-do. Doosan plans to conduct a one-year test period before marketing the technology later this year.
The company also plans to develop a 300kw fuel cell designed to produce electricity, heat and water through a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, and market it by 2012. The core part of fuel cell development lies in stacks designed to yield electricity through the reverse reaction of water electrolysis. In April, 2007, Doosan Heavy succeeded in developing a 25kw stack for the first time in Korea.
As the reputation of atomic power plants grows in regards to safety and efficiency, most countries are scrambling to build more. The World Nuclear Association (WNA) forecasts that an additional 290 atomic power plants will appear worldwide by 2020 (approximately 25 stations per year). At the end of last year, Doosan Heavy participated in the UAE’s atomic power plant project, which KEPCO won, revealing the edge in technological prowess. In addition, Doosan Group won the rights to provide fuel rods to the Quinshan nuclear power plant in China. This is the first time that the core component of a nuclear power plant has been exported. There are currently only five companies with the technology to produce fuel rods, including Alstom and Areva in France and GE in the U.S.
Furthermore, Doosan Infracore is geared to develop future excavating machines in order to meet the four representative needs; environment-friendliness, safety, usability and efficiency. The company’s latest high-tech machine won the “Best of Best Award” at the 2009 Red Dot Design, one of the world’s largest design events.
Doosan Engine is spending time and energy to increase the efficiency of diesel engines through the use of an electronic control system which is designed to minimize fuel consumption by decreasing combustion, as well as dramatically reducing dust and carbon dioxide emissions.