GE Jenbacher Reciprocating Gas Engines

GE’s Distributed Power business offers a wide variety of combined heat and power (CHP) systems using Jenbacher* gas engines up to 10 MW. The compact, modular designs of our engines lend themselves to small footprints which can be scaled to meet unique customer requirements and help pass regulations. We can help you select from GE’s extensive portfolio of Jenbacher gas engines to meet your specific needs in terms of electrical output as well as thermal or cooling capacity. But if energy is our heritage, digital is our future. Through digitalization, we continuously improve our products’ design and construction in our Brilliant factories, expertly execute our services, and move beyond reactive to predictive data solutions.


GE's Jenbacher gas engines have a power range of 250kW to 10Mw, and they provide you with the fuel flexibility to run either on natural gas or a variety of other gases, such as:

  • Biogas
  • Landfill gas
  • Sewage gas
  • Steel gas
  • Flare gas
  • Propane
  • Special gases (e.g. wood gas, pyrolysis gas, coke gas, coal mine gas)

With more than 16,000 Jenbacher gas engines in operation, we furnish onsite power, heat and cooling for a variety of commercial, industrial and municipal applications in 100-plus countries. In fact, GE has one of the largest combined heat and power (CHP) installed bases of gas engines in the world!

Customer benefits

  • Efficiencies with GE’s solutions can reach 90% or more with CHP. That’s more than 40% higher than with thermal energy alone.
  • CHP systems help commercial and industrial businesses, municipalities, and a wide range of energy-intensive institutions get the most out of their facilities.
  • CHP results in cost savings, reduced CO2 emissions, resiliency from grid disturbance, and takes advantage of lower-priced natural gas vs. diesel fuel.

* Indicates a trademark of the General Electric Company.

Learn more about how GE can assist you in selecting a Jenbacher engine by contacting our team directly.

Jenbacher Type 2

Introduced in 1976, GE's Jenbacher Type 2 gas engine offers high efficiency power with a robust design. The stationary engine concept provides excellent durability, while enhanced components and a proven control and monitoring model give the type 2 engine outstanding reliability.

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Jenbacher Type 3

Technical maturity and a high degree of reliability make GE’s Jenbacher Type 3 gas engines a leader in their range. Long service intervals, a maintenance-friendly engine design, and low fuel consumption ensure maximum efficiency, while enhanced components prolong service life—even when employing non-pipeline gases such as landfill gas.

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Jenbacher Type 4

Based on the proven design concepts of Jenbacher Type 3 and Type 6 engines, Type 4 gas engines are characterized by high power density and outstanding efficiency. Enhanced control and monitoring provide easy maintenance capabilities, as well as excellent reliability and availability.

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Jenbacher Type 6

The result of continuous enhancements and extensive experience, GE's Jenbacher Type 6 gas engines are an advanced and reliable addition to our product line. The 1,500-rpm engine speed results in a high power density with low installation costs, and its pre-combustion chamber achieves high efficiency with low emissions.

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Jenbacher J624

Announcing the world’s first 2-stage turbocharged gas engine – GE’s Jenbacher J624. Providing a new level of engineering excellence, the J624 offers you significant advantages, particularly in the area of multiple engine power plants for independent power generation and combined heat and power (CHP) solutions.

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Jenbacher J920 FleXtra

The J920 FleXtra gas engine is designed to support a broad variety of multiple-engine power plant solutions–from remote power supply to combined heat and power (CHP) generation.

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