Baker Hughes announced the completion of the First Engine to Test (FETT) for the LM9000 aeroderivative gas turbine. The test took place at the company’s advanced turbomachinery testing facilities in Florence and Massa, Italy.
The successful FETT completion paves the way for the supply of the same turbines for NOVATEK’s new LNG projects.
The successful test completion confirms the LM9000 as the most powerful and most efficient aeroderivative gas turbine in its class with simple cycle efficiency in excess of 44% and a power output 15% higher compared to industry peers. This efficiency is key to driving lower carbon intensity and combined with lower NOx emissions (15 ppm in dry condition, 40% lower than competing technology) makes for a more environmentally sensitive solution. A small footprint and innovative module design for fast and easy maintenance make the LM9000 the gas turbine of choice for all mechanical drive and power generation applications.