GE is launching the LM6000-PF+, its latest aeroderivative gas turbine which employs technologies from four GE businesses, bringing power online faster and with more efficiency. GE announced its latest gas turbine at the 2015 POWER-GEN Asia conference in Bangkok. GE is likely to introduce the new PF+ package design for full installation for simple cycle plants in three months and combined cycle plants in 12 months.
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. The PF+ offers higher gas turbine output (52-58 MW) and a combined cycle efficiency of 56 percent. 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.
The company has a six-unit order from Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development with Mitsui Corp under EPC contract with TOYO Engineering Corp. GED, Thailand’s independent power producer, selected the PF+ for three combined cycle power plants to be installed within 300 km of Bangkok. GED has signed an agreement with GE for long-term upgrades and maintenance on the units, slated for shipment in 2016.
Kovit Kantapasara, CEO of GE in Thailand said GED is benefiting form the LM6000-PF+’s enhanced technologies. “We are proud that GE is a strong partner with the Thai government to provide stable and efficient power solutions.”