Doosan Fuel Cell Wins Contract to Supply 70 Power Units to Korea

  • Doosan will manufacture fuel cells at factory in Connecticut
  • Deliveries to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power to start this year

Doosan Corp.’s U.S. fuel cell unit agreed to supply 70 power plants to South Korea’s largest utility.

The fuel cells will produce 30.8 megawatts of power for Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. and the city of Busan, Doosan Fuel Cell America Inc. said in a statement Thursday. Delivery from its factory in South Windsor, Connecticut, will begin this year, with installation and testing expected to be complete in February 2017. The price wasn’t disclosed.

Doosan, a Seoul-based industrial conglomerate, bought the idled factory and technology originally developed by United Technologies Corp. last year for $32.4 million after its owner ClearEdge Power Inc. filed for bankruptcy. Fuel cells convert natural gas or hydrogen into electricity through a chemical process that produces fewer emissions than burning the fuels.

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