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GE Energy to Ship Its 100th Frame 6FA Gas Turbine

Posted on April 28, 2009

Marking the latest global milestone for its advanced technology, F-class gas turbines, GE Energy is preparing to ship its 100th Frame 6FA gas turbine. The mid-sized member of the F-technology fleet is well known for its fuel flexibility and operational capabilities. The Frame 6FA gas turbine has compiled more than two million hours of commercial service in 30 countries worldwide.

Designed for both 50- and 60-hertz applications, the 6FA is a 70-megawatt class machine. Its output range, high exhaust energy, full packaging and robust design make the 6FA well suited for a wide range of applications, from cogeneration and district heating to pure power generation in combined cycle and integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) modes.

The 100th 6FA will be installed at a combined heat and power project in the city of Kurgan in the south Ural area of Russia. Plans are for the plant to provide electricity and thermal energy generation to support the social and economic development of the region.

The versatility of the 6FA is illustrated by several recent projects in Europe, including the expansion of a cogeneration plant at an oil refinery in Spain and the extension of a combined-cycle power plant in Spain’s Canary Islands.

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