GE Supplies LM2000 to Louisiana State University
GE Energy has provided an LM2000 aeroderivative gas turbine to Bernhard Mechanical Contractors to be used at Louisiana State University (LSU) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. The LM2000 will be placed inside LSU’s historical sugar mill building and used in a cogeneration application rated 17.5 MW to provide electrical power to the campus.
The Baton Rogue site will produce approximately 30 850 kg/hr of steam to satisfy LSU’s steam needs. Natural gas will be the primary fuel.
The LM2000 aeroderivative gas turbine is a straightforward de-rate of the proven GE LM2500. The unit has 36.4% efficiency and has a proven experience base with more than 39 million hours of operation.
The aeroderivative gas turbine was delivered in March 2004 and is scheduled to begin commercial operation this fall. The unit was manufactured in Evendale, Ohio and packaged at GE Energy’s aero energy products facility in Houston, Texas.