Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has won a 710 billion won (US$642.53 million) contract to provide main equipment, including boilers and turbines, for Anin Thermoelectric Power Plant in Gangneung.
The Anin Thermoelectric Power Plant, which will be located just south of the city of Gangneung in Gangwon Province, South Korea, will have a capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW), equivalent to that of nuclear power plants. It is also an ultra super critical pressure facility with a high generating efficiency. Unit 1 will be completed by the end of 2019, while Unit 2 will be completed halfway through 2020.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction was selected as the preferred bidder in the international competitive bidding last year, beating a Japanese company, and received its notice to proceed on the same day.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Vice Chairman Jung Ji-taek said, “As our self-developed model for a 1,000MW power plant has succeeded in winning the contract, we have taken a favorable position in the order competition for three units of thermoelectric power plants with a capacity of 1,000MW, which are expected to place an additional order in Korea this year. Also, we have gained a foothold to export the 1,000MW model to global markets, including Southeast Asia, in the future.”
The company won the order to supply boilers for Yeongheung Heat Power Plant Units 5 & 6 with a capacity of 870MW at the end of 2010, and successfully completed its construction at the end of last year. Also, Doosan successfully finished hydraulic pressure tests on March 12 for 1,000MW Shin-Boryeong Thermal Power Plant Units 1 & 2, which is a national project using the ultra super critical generation technologies.