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GE Oil & Gas has introduced two gas turbines at the 2017 Annual Meeting, in Florence, Italy: LM9000 and NovaLT12.
The LM9000 is a 65MW, 43% simple cycle efficiency the aeroderivative derived from GE90 jet engine fitted on Boeing 777.
The LM9000 delivers 50% longer maintenance interval, 20% more power and 40% lower NOx emissions, resulting in 20% lower cost of ownership for LNG customers. In addition to LNG applications in off and onshore, it can also be utilized for simple cycle, cogeneration and combined cycle power generation.
Ideal for mechanical drive with >99% availability, with 43% simple-cycle efficiency and over 80% efficiency in cogeneration configuration, the LM9000 comes in a modular package.
This also contributes to the LM9000’s compact footprint, requiring 25% fewer trains, helps meet stringent space requirements, especially for retrofits or smaller new plants, and greatly simplifies balance of plant requirements for both offshore and onshore installations.
The NovaLT12 has been developed with a special focus on oil and gas midstream operations — both mechanical drive and power generation — and is well suited to a wide range of upstream and downstream applications. The NovaLT12 leverages the success of GE’s NovaLT gas turbines program overall, which includes the NovaLT16 and that of the NovaLT5, designed to meet residential, industrial and commercial customers’ needs with a reliable and efficient plug and play solution below 20 MW.
With an efficiency of up to 85 percent in cogeneration applications, these gas turbines represent an advanced solution to produce heat and power, and they can increase industrial plant efficiency while reducing NOx and CO2 emissions. Standardization and modularization significantly reduce customized engineering needs, which means faster delivery time (36-week EXW, 8-week installation). The turbine’s end burners are manufactured using cutting-edge 3D printing technology at GE Oil & Gas’ additive manufacturing facility in Talamona, Northern Italy.