GE Unveils Cross-Fleet Gas Turbine Capabilities That Can Increase Performance and Reliability of Other OEM Fleets

Expanding its commitment to service cross-fleet power generation equipment, GE’s Power Services business (GE) today unveiled a range of capabilities to advance the performance and reliability of other original equipment manufacturer (OEM) gas turbine fleets, including Siemens’ and Mitsubishi’s SGT-800 and 501F units. GE also announced more than $200 million in gas turbine cross-fleet orders backlog. GE’s injection of its advanced capabilities and technology into these fleets will help gas plant operators gain more flexibility, reliability and efficiency along with longer maintenance intervals and better overall performance.

“GE is proven as one of the technology leaders and trusted service providers with 50 million hours of F-class operating experience on our own fleet, which we are applying to cross-fleet assets,” said Scott Strazik, president and CEO of GE’s Power Services business. “We’re also benefiting from the extensive steam turbine, generator and HRSG other-OEM capabilities and expertise we acquired from Alstom’s power business in November 2015. We’ve combined all of these attributes and broadened our capabilities to now include select cross-fleet gas turbines. With more than $200 million in backlog orders in Latin America and Europe now booked, the timing makes sense to unveil our capabilities externally.”

This industry-leading expertise includes applying insights from GE’s F-class gas turbines, amassed from 50 million operating hours, to develop new hardware components that deliver better performance and services that reduce downtime. Patented and proprietary GE technologies such as advanced coatings, stronger alloys and enhanced cooling in turbine and combustion components help extend maintenance intervals and increase performance output. Plus, reliability enhancements will help reduce risk during extended intervals.

“With the expansion of our gas turbine cross-fleet capabilities, we’re adopting other OEMs’ units into our fleet for long-term services support,” said Martin O’Neill, general manager of cross-fleet solutions for GE’s Power Services business. “These capabilities span a broad range of services and are blended with our own OEM expertise, coming from both GE and Alstom. As an OEM with a collective 270+ years of power generation experience, we’re combining our proven expertise across similar gas turbine technologies with data-driven insights to improve the original performance and flexibility of these units.”

Source: General Electric (GE)
Date: May 16, 2018