Doosan Heavy to lead development of hydrogen-fueled gas turbineKorean power plant builder Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said Thursday that it has joined forces with local firms to develop a hydrogen-fueled gas turbine for electricity generation.
Doosan Heavy will develop technologies and related parts for the hydrogen-fueled gas turbine, and its partners plan to convert a gas turbine of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined cycle power plant in Ulsan into a 270-megawatt hydrogen gas turbine by 2027, the power plant builder said.
The participants in the project are the Ulsan metropolitan government, two local power providers, Korea East-West Power and Korea Midland Power, as well as SK Gas.
Power plants fueled by hydrogen can reduce the emission of carbon dioxide compared with the current combined cycle power plants propelled by LNG, Doosan Heavy said. The global hydrogen-fueled gas turbine market is estimated to grow to 40 trillion won ($36 billion) by 2030, Doosan Heavy said.
In 2019, the power plant builder developed a 270-megawatt gas turbine as the fifth in the world.