GE has shipped its 1,000th LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine. The 1,000 LM6000 gas turbines produced to date have accumulated 21.8 million operating hours for 260 customers in 43 countries on six different continents, including in 37 of the 50 United States.
Of the 1,000 LM6000 gas turbines produced by GE, 748 have single annular combustors and 252 have dry low emissions combustors. The customer with the largest fleet is Petrobras with 42 units, and GDF Suez Group has the largest DLE fleet installed with 28 units.
“Our LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine has become the only gas turbine in the world with simple-cycle efficiency greater than 40 percent and dry low emissions combustion technology that guarantees less than 15ppm NOx,” says Ricardo Cordoba, president of GE Energy for Western Europe and Northern Africa. “This latest milestone exemplifies GE’s commitment to providing innovative technology that aims to meet environmental challenges throughout the world and helps our customers be successful and productive.”
LM6000 units have been installed as far north as Statoil’s Snohvit LNG plant (north of the Arctic Circle) while the units closest to the Equator are in Guayquil, Ecuador. The LM6000 supports the grids in or near major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, Mexico City and Tokyo.
GE’s LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbines are also used to back up wind farms in Texas and Kansas. Of the 1,000 units installed worldwide, 13 have been installed offshore.