A leader in the 40+ MW space

With over 40 million operating hours and more than 1,300 units shipped, the LM6000 offers 99%+ start and operational reliability and 98% availability. Its 5-minute fast start allows operators to differentiate their dispatch capability, and its dual-fuel capabilities provides fuel flexibility and helps customers meet emissions limits.

Key performance specifications  
Simple cycle output 45 - 58 MW
Combined cycle output 1x1 59 - 77 MW
LM6000 fleet experience  
Total engines 1,323
Total operating hours (millions) 40.9

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Product features

The LM6000 allows you to operate on a wide variety of fuels—including natural gas, LPG (propane and butane), isopentane, ethanol, diesel, and Coke Oven gas. This means you can quickly switch between fuels to save money, all without stopping, and without a reduction in power.

Universal and modular packaging gives the LM6000 a smaller footprint and allows for faster installation—in as little as 3 months for simple cycle and 12 months for combined cycle configurations—the fastest installation time in our history.

Aeros like our LM6000 are built for high cycling capability, which allows customers to get up and running—and on the grid—quickly. With around five minutes to ramp up from start-up to full power, typical medium-speed reciprocating engines have a ramp rate of about 5 MW/min, but aeroderivative gas turbines have a nominal ramp rate of around 50 MW/min, providing a much faster frequency control response for better grid support. 

With over 1,300 units shipped and 40 million combined operating hours, the LM6000 family has more operating experience than any other aeroderivative gas turbine greater than 40 MW.

Our SPRINT* solution boosts engine performance using a spray intercooling design that increases the mass flow by cooling the air during the compression process. The system is based on an atomized water spray injected through spray nozzles. The water flow rate is metered, using the appropriate engine control schedules. SPRINT* injection points are based on turbine inlet temperature and automatically controlled.

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LM6000 product specifications

Specifications listed below are for 50 Hz and 60 Hz
  • Simple Cycle
  • Combined Cycle 1x1
  • Combined Cycle 2x1
Simple cycle specifications
LM6000 PC
LM6000 PG
LM6000 PF
LM6000 PF+
Net output (MW)
45/50*
55/57*
44/49*
53/58*
Net heat rate (Btu/kWh, LHV)
8,651
8,692
8,281
8,271
Net heat rate (kJ/kWh, LHV)
9,127
9,170
8,737
8,726
Net efficiency (%, LHV)
39.4%
39.3%
41.2%
41.3%
Ramp rate (MW/minute)
50
50
50
50
Startup time (cold iron) (min.)
5
5
5
5
GT Min. Turn Down Load (%)
25%
25%
50%
50%
* MW output without SPRINT/with SPRINT.
LM6000 additional specifications
LM6000 PC
LM6000 PG
LM6000 PF
LM6000 PF+
Reliability
99.8%
99.8%
99.8%
99.8%
Availability
98.7%
98.7%
98.7%
98.7%
Start reliability
99.1%
99.1%
99.1%
99.1%
Fleet operation hours
18.7M
108,000
2.1M
30,000
Hot section hours
25,000
25,000
25,000
25,000
Overhaul hours
50,000
50,000
50,000
50,000
NOx emission (ppm) (@ 15% O2)
25
25
15
15/25
CO (ppm) (@ 15% O2)
89/150**
94/150**
25/70**
25/25**
Package noise (dBA average)
85
85
85
85
Exhaust Temp (°F/°C)
824/440
879/470
861/461
927/491
Exhaust mass flow (lbs)
284.4
315.9
277
927
Exhaust mass flow (Kg/s)
129.0
143.3
125.6
139.4
Combustion
SAC
SAC
DLE
DLE
Legacy name
LM6000(52)
LM6000(59)
LM6000 DLE (50)
LM6000 DLE (57)
**At baseload/minimum turndown without abatement.

Note: Actual performance will vary with project specific conditions and fuel

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LM6000 services

Our team is prepared to meet your industry-specific requirements and provide more reliable gas turbine services whether you’re looking for peaking power, flexible response to immediate grid demands, or simply to keep your operation up and running at a proven 99% rate of reliability.

Upgrades
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Maintenance and repairs
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Multi-year agreements
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Upgrades
Our gas turbine upgrade solutions can boost performance and reliability, deliver better efficiency and flexibility, and extend asset life. Whether you need to upgrade your existing engine with our Repower solutions, or improve load balancing, you can explore our gas turbine upgrades tool in the link below.
Maintenance and repairs
From outages as short as two days—with module and engine exchanges—to customized off-season outages, equipment and engine leasing, upgrades, digital solutions and repairs, our network of global service centers and field service teams combine the highest quality of expertise and technical aeroderivative gas turbine support with timely, flexible solutions and predictable repair costs.
Multi-year agreements
Our tailored strategic Fleet360* Multi-Year Agreements (MYA) are designed to help you focus on your core business, delivering productive outcomes including plant profitability, competitiveness on the dispatch curve for utilities, and long-term reliability for industrial sites.

*Trademark of General Electric Company

GET MORE FROM YOUR TURBINE

LM6000 services

Our team is prepared to meet your industry-specific requirements and provide more reliable gas turbine services whether you’re looking for peaking power, flexible response to immediate grid demands, or simply to keep your operation up and running at a proven 99% rate of reliability.

Upgrades
Our gas turbine upgrade solutions can boost performance and reliability, deliver better efficiency and flexibility, and extend asset life. Whether you need to upgrade your existing engine with our Repower solutions, or improve load balancing, you can explore our gas turbine upgrades tool in the link below.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
From outages as short as two days—with module and engine exchanges—to customized off-season outages, equipment and engine leasing, upgrades, digital solutions and repairs, our network of global service centers and field service teams combine the highest quality of expertise and technical aeroderivative gas turbine support with timely, flexible solutions and predictable repair costs.
MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS
Our tailored strategic Fleet360* Multi-Year Agreements (MYA) are designed to help you focus on your core business, delivering productive outcomes including plant profitability, competitiveness on the dispatch curve for utilities, and long-term reliability for industrial sites.

*Trademark of General Electric Company

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

LM6000 case study

Want to see how organizations just like yours are using the LM6000? Take a look at how LM6000 aeroderivative technology is giving Songas the ability to provide more reliable, cleaner power for Tanzania.

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