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General Electric LM6000.jpg
LM6000 GTG in an electrical power plant application
Type Gas turbine
National origin United States
Manufacturer General Electric
Developed from General Electric CF6

The General Electric LM6000 is a turboshaft gas turbine. The LM6000 is derived from the CF6-80C2 aircraft turbofan. It has additions and modifications designed to make it more suitable for marine propulsion, industrial power generation, and marine power generation use. These include an expanded turbine section to convert thrust into shaft power, supports and struts for mounting on a steel or concrete deck, and reworked controls packages for power generation. It has found wide use including peaking power plants, fast ferries and high speed cargo ship applications.

Design and development[edit]

The LM6000 provides 54,610 shaft horsepower (40,700 kW) from either end of the low-pressure rotor system, which rotates at 3,600 rpm. This twin spool design with the low pressure turbine operating at 60 Hz, a common electrical frequency, eliminates the need for a conventional power turbine. Its high efficiency and installation flexibility make it ideal also for a wide variety of utility power generation and industrial applications, especially peaker and cogeneration plants.

GE has several option packages for industrial LM6000s, including SPRINT (Spray Inter-Cooled Turbine), water injection (widely known as "NOx water"), STIG (Steam Injected Gas Turbine) technology and DLE (Dry Low Emissions) which utilizes a combustor with premixers to maximize combustion efficiency. The SPRINT option is designed to increase efficiency and power of the turbine, while the water injection, STIG and DLE are for reducing emissions. An alternative form of power augmentation is Evaporative Cooling, which is a water fogging system that sprays a fine mist of water into the inlet air before the air filters. This system is high maintenance and may be replaced by chillers in newer units. The SPRINT system injects demineralized water into the engine either upstream of the low pressure compressor or between the low pressure and high pressure compressors. The water injection system injects water into the primary or secondary fuel nozzle inputs, usually on natural gas fired engines.

The GE LM6000 PC is rated to provide more than 43 MW with a thermal efficiency of around 42% LHV[1] at ISO conditions. With options, this can be increased to around 50MW rated power.[2]


Over 1000 LM6000 gas turbines shipped and over 21 million hours of operation. Applications include power generation for combined cycle or peak power. Other applications include combined heat & power for industrial & independent power producers.

Typical users:

  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Pulp and paper, cement, mining plants
  • Gas pipelines, refineries, gas production
  • Utilities
  • Cruise ships and fast ferries

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38 news items

The Standard
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:33:45 -0700

IEG is an engineering contractor based in Slovakia that was engaged by Prime Meridian to construct and commission the Avion plant which features General Electric LM6000 PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbines with the capability to run on natural gas or ...

MidSouth Newz

Business Wire (press release)
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:56:15 -0800

The station is a 352 MW natural gas-fueled, simple-cycle combustion turbine peaking plant with eight General Electric LM6000 aero-derivative combustion units. “Operating a diverse generation fleet is a key component of NRG's continued success in every ...
The Standard
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:18:42 -0700

The project features General Electric LM6000 PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbines that have the capability to run on natural gas or liquid fuel. First Gen said Prime Meridian drew against the various performance securities issued by IEG and EPC ...

Citizens Voice

Citizens Voice
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 01:05:34 -0800

Quattrini pointed out the General Electric LM6000 engines on them. “It's basically the same engine that hangs off a 767,” he said, referring to the airliner. The turbines each have a heat recovery steam generator which feed into the refurbished steam ...

Medicine Hat News

Medicine Hat News
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:12:46 -0800

In July city council greenlighted a plan to build a new $66-million on the northside of town, of which the major single cost is delivery on a General Electric LM6000 generator. The city uses that company's equipment exclusively for reasons of ease of ...
Medicine Hat News
Sat, 24 Oct 2015 00:09:53 -0700

The price also includes an injection system offered by General Electric that will boost performance and add a potential 4 megawatts to each of two General Electric LM6000 units. Because the move alters the whole facility's capacity, it must be approved ...
The Manila Times
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:07:30 -0700

The Avion plant will use General Electric's LM6000 PC Sprint aeroderivative gas turbines which can burn natural gas or liquid fuel. In the case of the 450-MW San Gabriel combined cycle power plant, Puno said it is expected to be operational by the ...
Fri, 29 May 2015 02:56:15 -0700

"GKE is a company with a wealth of experience in performing EPC contracts with General Electric LM6000 gas turbines."According to Steyn, the gas required for the operation of the power plant will be imported as Liquefied Natural Gas and will be ...

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