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GE Oil and Gas has introduced its LM6000 Enhanced Package for offshore and onshore applications, which builds on experience compiled by the GE LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbine fleet.

The LM6000 package can produce more than 40MW and, according to the company, offers enhanced reliability and availability, a reduced footprint and weight, ease of maintenance and reduced installation and commissioning times – all key factors for offshore applications such as floating LNG.

In addition to offshore LNG production, other key market segments for the new package will bw onshore liquefaction, natural gas and pipeline compression applications.

Joe Mastrangelo, vice-president of turbomachinery for GE Oil and Gas, said: ‘Global demand for LNG is expected to double by 2020, with countries such as Australia poised to develop a growing number of LNG projects.

‘This means midstream LNG and pipeline transportation infrastructure will need to be expanded to support regional growth, particularly in developing markets,’ he added.

The LM6000 Enhanced Package is designed for reliable operation in remote locations and under extreme conditions, while reducing operating costs and minimising environmental impact.

The integrated package features the LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbine coupled with a centrifugal compressor for mechanical drive duty.

Operating at more than 42 per cent efficiency, the LM6000 offers a dry low-emissions combustor that limits nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions to 15 parts per million at 15 per cent oxygen.

The design of the LM6000 package was supported by GE’s Industrial Aeroderivative business.

The engine will be manufactured at GE Energy’s aero-derivative manufacturing site in Cincinnati, Ohio, while the package will be assembled at GE Oil and Gas’s facilities in Massa, Italy.

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