GE (NYSE: GE) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. of South Korea have announced today a long-term agreement that extends their global cooperation in the development of next-generation nuclear and fossil steam turbines and generators.
GE and Doosan have collaborated in nuclear and fossil steam turbine and generator projects since 1976, resulting in more than 19 gigawatts of fossil and 14 gigawatts of nuclear installed capacity in South Korea. Most recently, the two companies have designed and are producing what will be the largest output, 1,455-megawatt, nuclear steam turbine and generator in a 60-hertz application. They also have collaborated on ultra-supercritical large fossil designs that are more efficient.
“This agreement strengthens our relationship to develop advanced designs for the next generation of steam turbines and generators in South Korea and globally,” said Dongsoo Suh, executive vice president and head of Doosan’s Power Plant Business Group.
“The agreement helps position GE and Doosan better to serve the industry in producing lower emission power plants, both nuclear and Ultra Super Critical fossil,” said Paul Browning, vice president—thermal products for GE Power & Water. “It’s in keeping with our commitment to power the world responsibly with more energy efficient products.”
The immediate focus of the GE-Doosan agreement will be the development of a larger output steam turbine-generator for the next-generation nuclear reactors in South Korea.
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