South Windsor, Conn. (PRWEB) June 11, 2015
Doosan Fuel Cell has been selected by Korea South East Power Co. Ltd. (KOSEP) to provide 13 Doosan PureCell Model 400 units to the utility’s plant in Bundang, a Seoul suburb. The new project comes only one month after six Doosan fuel cells went live at the KOSEP facility in Ansan, also near Seoul, South Korea’s capital.
The new installation will incorporate a state-of-the-art construction design – the first of its kind in South Korea – with multiple 400 kW fuel cells installed on each floor of a two-story structure. The installation will conserve valuable urban land resources, taking up half the space of previous configurations, while maximizing power density. The 13-unit installation will produce 5.6 megawatts (MW) of clean energy and heat for the local electric grid and KOSEP customers and is fully scalable to support the addition of power plants to meet future needs.
“Doosan Fuel Cell was selected based on our recent successes with KOSEP, specifically the high ratings we received in operations and reliability of output,” says Eric Strayer, vice president of sales and business development for Doosan. “Additionally, the industry’s first two-story design will establish a new standard for big-city space savings while still reducing pollutants, costs and serving as the clean energy alternative to traditional grid power.”
When the PureCell Model 400 power plants go live at the end of 2015, Doosan will have 48 active fuel cells in South Korea generating nearly 21 MW of electricity. The process of producing renewable energy via hydrogen-based fuel cells, which has been around for over 50 years, is rapidly gaining global acceptance. The fuel cell industry has been on a strong growth trajectory during the last five years and is projected to double in size by 2019 to $5.2 billion.*
“More and more companies are beginning to understand the benefits of fuel cells as a green energy source to achieve their sustainability goals and decrease their ecological footprint,” says Strayer. “We are pleased to be able to provide KOSEP with a way to stabilize their energy costs and operate their facility with a reliable on-site source that generates continuous clean power.”
*Source: Markets and Markets Analysis – “Fuel Cell Technology Market” report
About Doosan Fuel Cell America, Inc.
Doosan Fuel Cell America, Inc. (Doosan) is a subsidiary of Doosan Corporation, a South Korea-based industrial company founded in 1896 that has current operations in 38 countries and has been a Fortune Global 2000 company since 2007. Doosan, headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut, designs, engineers and manufactures fuel cells for commercial and industrial applications. Formed in July 2014 following Doosan Corporation’s acquisition of ClearEdge Power (formerly UTC Power), Doosan is the U.S. arm of the Doosan Fuel Cell Business Group and focuses on 400-kilowatt phosphoric acid fuel cells capable of supplying combined heat and power to building and utility systems. With its growing team, and focus on innovation and technology leadership, Doosan’s stated vision is to be the global leader in the fuel cell industry. For more information about Doosan, please visit http://www.doosanfuelcell.com.
About Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. (KOSEP)
As a government owned power corporation, KOSEP owns and operates five power generation complexes, totaling approximately 14% of the total generation capacity in Korea. The Company is headquartered in Jinju, South Korea. Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation. Among the six top generation companies in Korea, KOSEP has built its fame on renewable energy as well as Thermal and Combined cycle power plant, integrating well its construction, operation and commissioning abilities. Serving as a power generation company more than 50 years, we put all our effort and resources to be a global power leader by providing high-quality electricity all over Korea at reasonable prices. For more information, please visit http://www.kosep.co.kr.