Doosan, GE to co-develop nuke power turbines

SEOUL - Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., South Korea’s leading power equipment maker has agreed with General Electric (GE) to jointly develop next-generation turbines for nuclear power generation, Yonhap News reported on Sunday.

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Published: Sun 18 Jul 2010, 5:26 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 10:37 AM

Under the agreement, Doosan and the U.S.-based multinational will join hands to develop 1,560-megawatt steam turbine generators to be installed in South Korea’s next-generation nuclear reactor known as APR+, Yonhap quoted Doosan’s Vice President Suh Dong-soo as saying.

The two companies aim to finish the development of related technology by 2012 and begin commercial production starting around 2015.

‘The agreement, which combines Doosan’s 30 years of experience with GE’s top-flight technology, will serve as a springboard for Doosan to move a step ahead of competitors in the development of next-generation power equipment,’ Suh Dong-soo said.

Doosan and GE have been cooperating in the power generation field since 1973. The two companies recently won a contract from South Korea’s state power company to build 1,455-megawatt steam turbines for the country’s two nuclear reactors.

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