High Efficiency GE Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Now Offers Cleaner Power

HOUSTON, TEXAS and RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL—October 7, 2010—The world’s most efficient, simple-cycle aeroderivative gas turbine, GE’s (NYSE: GE) LMS100™, is now being offered with new dry low emissions (DLE-2) technology, further positioning GE as a world leader in simple-cycle efficiency...

High Efficiency GE Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Now Offers Cleaner Power

HOUSTON, TEXAS and RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL—October 7, 2010—The world’s most efficient, simple-cycle aeroderivative gas turbine, GE’s (NYSE: GE) LMS100™, is now being offered with new dry low emissions (DLE-2) technology, further positioning GE as a world leader in simple-cycle efficiency and emissions reduction.

“Using new DLE-2 technology, our new LMS100-PB model allows customers requiring low NOx emissions to meet the below 25 ppm requirement by eliminating a water injection system, while maintaining best-in-class performance for simple-cycle, dry, peaking and intermediate duty,” said Darryl Wilson, vice president—aeroderivative gas turbines for GE Power & Water. “In addition, output is 101 megawatts of block power, with 44 percent efficiency—approximately 10 percent above the nearest competitor in its class.”

The LMS100 was introduced in 2003 and is the most extensive collaboration of design and manufacturing in GE’s history. It features 10-minute full power starts with load following capability, operational and fuel flexibility and has 46 percent efficiency in simple cycle, which is 10 percent greater than GE’s highest efficiency gas turbine on the market today, the LM6000. In combined cycle, the efficiency is 54 percent. A key reason for the high efficiency is the use of off-engine intercooling technology within the compression section of the gas turbine.

The LMS100 can be used in simple-cycle, combined heat and power and combined-cycle applications for power generation and is available for mechanical drive applications. It offers characteristics not available in other 8- to 16-megawatt class gas turbines today, including high part-power efficiency, cycling capability without increased maintenance cost, low lapse rate for hot day power and a modular design for ease of maintenance and high availability.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, health care solutions and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With nearly 85,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

The LMS100™ is a trademark of the General Electric Company. All rights reserved.

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