GE is launching its latest aeroderivative gas turbine, the LM6000-PF+, which employs technologies from four GE businesses, bringing power online faster and more efficiently than ever before.
GE announced its latest gas turbine at the 2015 POWER-GEN Asia conference in Bangkok. The company already has a six-unit order from Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development with Mitsui Corp under EPC contract with TOYO Engineering Corp – GE’s largest ever Thailand deal for distributed power applications.
The LM6000-PF+ incorporates technologies from GE Aviation for the gas turbine, GE Energy Management for controls, GE Oil & Gas for gearbox equipment and GE Power & Water for the overall design and engineering. As a result, the PF+ offers higher gas turbine output (52-58 MW) and combined-cycle efficiency (56 percent) than other products in its class.
GED, one of Thailand’s largest independent power producers, selected the PF+ for three combined-cycle power plants to be installed within 300 km of Bangkok.
“We have faith in GE and believe that by choosing the LM6000-PF+, which is recognized for its increased performance and flexibility, it should serve our requirements fittingly for the specific project conditions,” said Ravi Kurmahorita, GED’s EVP for business development. “Moreover, it is a bonus for us to be the first market in the world to get this product.”
The PF+’s high exhaust temperature will help increase efficiency and generate an additional 90 MW of power from each plant that will be dispatched to the national grids.
GED has signed a 25-year multi-year agreement with GE for long-term upgrades and maintenance on the units, slated for shipment in 2016.
“This collaboration between GED and GE is very significant to us,” said Kovit Kantapasara, CEO of GE in Thailand. “We are happy to see GED benefiting form the LM6000-PF+’s enhanced technologies, and we are proud that GE is a strong partner with the Thai government to provide stable and efficient power solutions.”
GE will introduce the new PF+ package design for full installation for simple-cycle plants in three months and combined-cycle plants in 12 months.