General Electric LMS100
|National origin||United States|
|Developed from||General Electric LM6000|
Design and development
The LMS100 PA produces approximately 100 MW at an efficiency of around 46% LHV in open cycle operation. It is currently the largest and most efficient aero-derivative gas turbine. It is able to produce full rated power in under 10 minutes.
The LMS100 comprises a low-pressure compressor, an intercooler, a supercore and a power turbine. The supercore (comprising HP compressor, compressor rear frame, high-pressure turbine and intermediate pressure turbine) is a development of the LM6000, which in turn was based on the CF6-80C2. The low-pressure compressor is from the 6FA industrial gas turbine.
The first LMS100 engine entered commercial operation in July 2006 and a second unit in 2008 at Groton Generation Station owned and operated by Basin Electric near Groton, SD (USA). Other operational LMS100 power stations are at Laredo, TX (USA), El Paso, TX (USA), Firebaugh, CA (USA), Waterbury, CT (USA), Santiago (Chile), Guemes (Argentina), Edmonton (Canada), Calpine Corporation's Cumberland station in Millville, New Jersey, Stratford Power Station in New Zealand (opened in May 2011), Kwinana Power Station in Western Australia (opened in 2012), and Dzhubginskaya, Russia, opened in 2013.