The 6B AGP builds on the proven rugged reliability the fleet has demonstrated for over 40 years while allowing customers to remain competitive.
This upgrade utilizes proven E, F, and H-class developments to increase firing temperature. The 6B AGP enables higher output and exhaust energy, lowers fuel consumption, and increases maintenance inspection intervals.
The AGP can improve power output by up to 4.8% depending on the plant’s configuration. This option also results in an exhaust energy increase of 2%-9%.
6B AGP can improve heat rate by up to 4% depending on the plant's configuration.
When packaged with the 6B Advanced Extendor combustion technology, the AGP allows for synchronized combustion and hot gas path inspection intervals up to 32,000 Factor Fired Hours.
6B AGP: Key Features
The AGP upgrade involves 9 new HGP capitals. Key highlights of the upgrade include:
6B AGP: Requirements
Saudi Cement orders the first 6B AGP technology for the cement industry
In a historic deal that marks the first time GE’s Advanced Gas Path (AGP) solution will strengthen power generation productivity for the cement industry globally, Saudi Cement will upgrade three GE 6B gas turbines at its Hofuf plant to increase capacity by 25 megawatts and efficiency by up to 3.3% per turbine.