[Photo provided by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co.]
South Korea’s largest power plant equipment maker Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. has joined hands with German information technology and software group SAP SE to accelerate application of digital technology to its power generation solutions and introduce new business models.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding on joint partnership with SAP at SAP Sapphire, a three-day annual conference that kicked off on Tuesday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, the United States. Under the MOU, the two companies will work together to allow Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction make successful digital transformation in its power generation and seawater desalination businesses. They plan to promote joint efforts to combine Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction’s power generation equipment design and manufacturing capacity and operation knowhow with SAP’s IT platform technology capacity to develop digital power generation operation solutions and introduce new business models.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been using SAP’s Leonardo platform since March to develop solutions that help prevent power generation breakdowns and enhance efficiency.
An unnamed official from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said that the extended partnership with SAP is part of its digital transition from project planning, manufacturing, construction to maintenance service. The partnership will allow the company to promote power generations service projects that apply digital solutions in domestic and overseas markets.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been a frontrunner in digital transformation among heavy industries. In 2013, the company set up a new digital innovation division consisting a software development team and data analysis team. Over the years, the division developed PreVision, a solution that anticipates and diagnoses possible failures in power generation plants, and Wind Supervision, a remote management solution that helps monitor wind power generation operations on a real-time basis using a smartphone.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction plans to expand application of its digital solutions to major business sectors involving seawater desalination equipment and gas turbines.
By Woo Je-yoon and Lee Eun-joo
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