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GE celebrated the production of its 100th trailer-mounted TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine. The milestone unit rolled off the production line at GE’s facility in Veresegyház, Hungary, where GE manufactures all 50-hertz TM2500 packages. GE’s Jacintoport manufacturing facility located outside of Houston, Texas, assembles 60-hertz power generation packages.
This unit, one of 16 packaged in our Hungary facility, will join a growing fleet that is well suited for providing a base load bridge to permanent power or for generating backup power supporting natural disaster relief, plant shutdowns or equipment maintenance. It also can play a vital role in helping customers overcome generation constraints such as hydropower shortages.
The TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine is the portable version of the LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine. The TM2500+, was enhanced in 2010 to provide more power output, in a more compact footprint—two trailers instead of four—with improved interconnection designed for faster installation and set-up. It can provide up to 31 MW of power generation in only days, due to its unique roll-on, roll-off capabilities for air, ship or road transportation.
The TM2500+ offers multi-fuel flexibility operating on either natural gas or liquid distillate fuels and is easily converted from 50 hertz to 60 hertz. It can reach full power in less than 10 minutes and is capable of achieving nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions down to 25 ppm with water injection. Operating on natural gas at ISO baseload conditions, the TM2500+ has an efficiency of 37 percent at 60 Hz and 35 percent at 50 Hz with water injection for NOx control.
Recently, Greece’s EXPO Power systems purchased a TM2500+ gas turbine-generator set to meet the summer peak power needs of the Rhodes, Greece electricity grid. The Rhodes TM2500+ was commissioned within 11 days of arrival on-site and was ready to provide a fast, permanent source of power generation.