Proven and tested performance

6B.03 gas turbine features and benefits

With proven and tested performance, and more than 55 million operating hours, the 6B.03 provides cost-effective power you can count on.

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World-class performance and dependability

With more than 1,200 6B.03 units installed since 1978, the world has come to trust its dependability.

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Leading fuel flexibility

Since it can be operated on a wide range of gas or distillate liquids, the 6B.03 gas turbine allows for the use of the most economically available fuel. Standard combustion supports heavy oils, naphtha, bioethanol, methanol, synthetic gases, and steel mill gases and capable of up to 95% hydrogen, or heavy fuel oil with up to 200ppm vanadium. DLN combustion supports low-cost gas and liquid fuels, including process gases, low calorific gases, and up to 30% hydrogen, 50% ethane, 100% propane, and 50% nitrogen.

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Easy installation

Standardized architecture and pre-assembled packaging with accessories allow for a delivery cycle of close to 10 months from contract signature to commercial operation.

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Built for anywhere

The 6B.03 gas turbine was created for extreme conditions—it can handle multiple startups, can operate in island mode, and even features black start capability for volatile grid environments. Its proven technology makes it well-suited for a wide range of applications—from simple-cycle operation to cogeneration, and combined-cycle to mechanical drive. The 289 MMBtu/hr exhaust energy at 549˚C can generate a high quantity of steam with pressure up to 110 bar for industrial steam without supplementary firing.

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Specifications

Reliable power for a variety of applications

Want more details about the 6B gas turbine? Take a look at the product specifications.

Specifications shown are for 50 Hz and 60 Hz.

  6B.03
Net output (MW) 44
Net heat rate (Btu/kWh, LHV) 10180
Net heat rate (kJ/kWh, LHV) 10741
Net efficiency (%, LHV) 33.5%
Ramp Rate (MW/minute) 7
Startup Time (RR Hot, Minutes) 29
Simple Cycle
Combined Cycle 1x1
Combined Cycle 2x1

6B gas turbines can operate on a wide range of non-standard gas or liquid fuels, including over 90% hydrogen

NOTE: All ratings are based on ISO conditions and natural gas fuel. Actual performance will vary with project-specific conditions and fuel.

Customer stories

Keeping Jamaica up and running

Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd. (JPS), Jamaica’s sole distributor of electricity, is working to update power infrastructure,

including replacement of obsolete power stations that run on heavy fuel oil. With low natural gas prices, JPS was seeking to build a new dual fuel combined-cycle power plant, and selected GE’s 6B.03 gas turbine as the workhorse of the Old Harbour combined cycle power plant. The turbines will run primarily on imported LNG and feature DLN1 combustion, which will save more than 300 kJ/kWh versus traditional STD combustion.

180-200 MW

power output

~15%

Additional capacity to Jamaica’s grid

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A new way to lower emissions

The Jababeka Industrial Estate was established in 1989 as the “first modern Indonesian eco-industrial estate.” Early growth was limited due to a restricted supply of reliable power. The estate turned to independent power producer PT Cikarang Listrindo to provide a new reliable supply of electricity. With interest in the estate increasing, the plant had to guarantee a certain level of reliable output at each phase of expansion. The original Jababeka Industrial Estate gas-fired power plant was constructed in 1993 to provide 60 MW of output with two GE 6B gas turbines. In 1996, PT Cikarang Listrindo added four 6B units.

180 MW

power output

1,650

companies call Jababeka home

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6B.03 gas turbine
Products

Find the right gas turbine to meet your needs

Whether you're generating power for entire cities, electrifying your own operations, or are facing an emergency electricity shortage and need power fast, we can act as a versatile gas turbine supplier, ready to quickly provide a range of solutions.

  • 50Hz
  • 60Hz
  • Simple
  • 1x1 combined
  • 2x1 combined
9HA

GE’s 9HA high efficiency, air-cooled gas turbine is one of the industry leaders among H-class offerings, and now the 9HA gas turbine is at the heart of the world's most efficient combined-cycle power plant.

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  9HA.01 9HA.02
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9HA gas turbines are 50% hydrogen (H2) capable with a technology pathway to 100%

9F

With over 450 units deployed to more than 40 countries, GE has the largest operating and most experienced OEM F-class fleet in the world. Our 9F gas turbine delivers consistent performance and accommodates a diverse range of fuels, making it great for a variety of combined cycle and CHP applications.

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  9F.03 9F.04 9F.05
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9F series turbines are GE’s most advanced F-class technology for 50 Hz applications.

7HA

GE’s 7HA high efficiency air-cooled gas turbine is one of the industry leaders among advanced class gas turbine offerings and is available in three models—the 7HA.01 at 290 MW, the 7HA.02 at 384 MW, and the 7HA.03 at 430 MW.

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  7HA.01 7HA.02 7HA.03
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7HA gas turbines are up to 50% hydrogen (H2) capable with a technology pathway to 100%

7F

The demands of today’s power generation industry are many: low cost of electricity, dispatch volatility, along with high efficiency, reliability, and asset availability. With approximately 950 installed units producing ~175GW of power in 11 countries, GE’s 7F.04 and 7F.05 gas turbines are proven performers in all these areas.

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  7F.04 7F.05
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7F series gas turbines can balance renewables by load-following at 40 MW/min ramp rates while maintaining emissions compliance.

GT13E2

With unprecedented operational flexibility, robust engineering and long operation intervals, the GT13E2 can be used in many different applications—all while meeting a very broad range of environment and operating conditions.

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  GT13E2
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GT13e2 gas turbines can run on up to 30% hydrogen fuel.

9E

Formerly known as the Frame 9E, GE Gas Power’s 9E gas turbine can help decrease costs and increase revenue for your plant. From the desert to the tropics to the arctic, the rugged 9E.03 heavy-duty gas turbine provides essential power and performs in a vast number of duty cycles and applications. The 9E.04 gas turbine provides increased power and performance while maintaining the simplicity and operational strengths of the 9E.03.

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  9E.03 9E.04
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9E series gas turbines can run on 52 types of fuel.

LMS100

A single, economical solution for the dispatch needs of nearly every industry condition.

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  LMS100 PA+ LMS100 PB+
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LMS100 gas turbines can start up in 8 minutes

7E

The 7E.03 gas turbine is recognized as an industry leader for 60 Hz industrial power applications. Its robust architecture and operational flexibility make it well-suited for a variety of peaking, cyclic, and baseload operations. With state-of-the-art fuel handling equipment, multi-fuel combustion system options, and advanced gas path features, the 7E gas turbine can accommodate a full range of fuel alternatives while helping to deliver better efficiency and lower emissions than other technologies in its class.

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  7E.03
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7E series gas turbines can deliver 100% load in 10 minutes.

6F

GE’s 6F gas turbines offer the superior performance, reliability, and flexibility typically associated with larger power plants. The 6F models, including the 6F.01 and the 6F.03 gas turbines, pack a lot of power into a small package, offering durability and flexibility for harsh, remote, or floating power environments. Whether it be for 50 or 60 Hz, the 6F gas turbines maintain best-in-class efficiency and exhaust energy for combined cycle and CHP performance. The 6F.01 and 6F.03 offer segment-leading approximately 32,000-hour combustion and hot gas path inspection intervals.

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  6F.03 6F.01
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6F gas turbines offer fuel flexibility and hydrogen capability while maintaining the reliability you’ve come to depend on

LM6000

A leader in the +40 MW space, the LM6000 has over 40 million operating hours and more than 1,300 units shipped.

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  LM6000 PG LM6000 PF LM6000 PF+ LM6000 PC
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LM6000 gas turbines can start up in 5 minutes

6B

Its ability to operate in island mode, coupled with multiple decades of proven rugged performance, make the 6B.03 an excellent solution for remote installations and extreme operating conditions. The rugged, reliable 6B.03 heavy-duty gas turbine is a popular choice for refineries, natural gas liquefaction power, CHP applications, and industrial power.

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6B gas turbines can operate on a wide range of non-standard gas or liquid fuels, including over 90% hydrogen

LM2500

The LM2500 family of aeroderivative gas turbines boasts several times the operating experience of its competitors combined, and its flexibility and reliability are unsurpassed.

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  LM2500XPRESS +G4 DLE LM2500XPRESS +G5 DLE LM2500 +G4 LM2500 +G4 DLE
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LM2500 gas turbines feature >99.8% availability

TM2500

Introducing one of the world’s most modular, reliable, and experienced mobile gas turbines.

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  TM2500
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TM2500 gas turbines can be installed and commissioned in 11 days

Former names of GE 6B gas turbines: Frame 6B, 6B 3-Series, 6B-3, 6581(B), 6571(B), 6561(B), 6551(B), 6541(b), 6531(B), 6521(B), PG6581B, PG6571B, PG6561B, PG6551B, PG6541B, PG6541B, PG6531B, PG6521B, 6B PIP, MS6001(B)