February 12 (Renewables Now) - Doosan Skoda Power, part of South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd (KRX:034020), on Tuesday announced a contract to provide a 75-MW steam turbine for a biomass project in Japan.
The biomass project will be located in the city of Sodegaura in Chiba Prefecture. The general contractor for the project is local engineering company Chiyoda Corporation (TYO:6366) and the owner of the biomass plant is Japanese gas company Osaka Gas (TYO:9532).
The Doosan Skoda Power 75-MW DST-S10 turbine will be manufactured at the company's facility in Pilsen, the Czech Republic, and is expected to start commercial operation in 2022.
The project, which represents Doosan Skoda Power's first contract in Japan, is set to benefit from Japan's programme to supports renewable power projects by allowing them to sell the electricity they produce at higher prices, according to the statement.