Alstom upgrades GT13E2 gas turbine

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Alstom's upgraded GT13E2 turbine now offers over 200 MW power.

Alstom, the global power generation company announced recently at Russia Power 2012, that it is introducing an upgraded version of its GT13E2 gas turbine. The GT13E2 gas turbine is Alstom’s offering in the E-class gas turbine1 market.

The upgraded GT13E2 turbine now offers over 200 MW power, an additional 10% electricity when compared to the earlier rating. The higher output is offered at an increased efficiency of 38%.

Enhanced performance

Every major area of the engine’s performance has been enhanced in this upgrade. It has been designed by using compressor technology from Alstom’s advanced class gas turbines, a development that allows it to deliver the additional output. The engine also offers enhanced environmental benefits by lowering carbon dioxide emissions and lowering water consumption by as much as 60% when burning oil.

The turbine was originally launched in 1993. More than 150 turbines have been installed worldwide representing a total generation capacity of over 32 GW.