General Electric LM2500

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The General Electric LM2500 is a twin-spool, axial-flow, aeroderivative, 50/60 Hz industrial & marine gas turbine and gas generator in the 20-40 MW range. Current production variants are the LM2500 (22-24 MW); the 29-31 MW LM2500+ that adds an additional stage of compression for another 8 MW of simple-cycle output; and the 33-37 MW LM2500+G4 featuring a modified first stage for increased air flow and pressure ratio. To date, LM2500 engines have logged a total of 75 million operating hours. Among other vessels, the LM2500 powers U.S. Navy DDG 51 destroyers, CG 47 AEGIS cruisers and Independence Class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).



Application:

Utility and industrial electric power generation, including combined-cycle and cogeneration installations, various mechanical load drives, and marine propulsion.



Sponsor:

The LM2500 was privately developed by General Electric.



Status:

In production for all applications.



Total Produced:

At the beginning of 2016, more than 2,000 LM2500 gas turbines, gas generators, and marine engines had been built and installed by GE and its affiliates.



Competition:

In the electrical generation and mechanical load drive arenas, the gas turbines competing against the LM2500 include the Siemens SGT-600/700 (formerly GT10), PW Power Systems FT8, Rolls-Royce RB211-6556 / Coberra 6562, MHPS H-25, and Zorya-Mashproekt UGT 15000. In marine propulsion / marine power applications, the LM2500 faces competition mainly from the Rolls-Royce WR-21 and also from the MAN TURBO FT8/FT8+, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MFT-8, and Zorya-Mashproekt UGT 25000.



Outlook:

A healthy order pattern is projected for the LM2500 for all applications. Higher-rated LM2500+ and LM2500+G4 models are available for refitting.




Sources Used: Forecast International and General Electric Co.

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Engine Type:

Twin-spool, axial-flow, 50/60 Hz industrial
& marine gas turbine and gas generator

Power Rating:

From 22-37 MW (single cycle)

Status:

In Production
(LM2500, LM2500+, LM2500+G4)

Manufacturer:

General Electric Co.

Price/Unit Cost:

$11.4 million (LM2500+G4 for electrical gen.)

General Electric LM2500 industrial & marine gas turbine and gas generator

Last Update: December 20, 2016.

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