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Setting a New Standard: GE’s LM2500 Gas Turbine Achieves 75 Million Combined Operating Hours

CINCINNATI-August 24, 2015-GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine family has reached the milestone of 75 million combined operating hours. The LM2500 gas turbine package has been one of the top selling aeroderivative gas turbines in its class for more than 40 years and continues to evolve to provide increased customer value. The current fleet totals more than 2,800 turbines across six continents.

"GE has invested more than 1 billion dollars over the past 40+ years to provide improved reliability and a significant reduction in total cost of ownership for our LM2500 customers, helping to achieve this milestone," said Dan Kempf, general manager, LM/TM2500 & small gas turbine products for GE. "These units feature 99.7 percent reliability, which combined with their high-efficiency and installation flexibility make the LM2500 family of products ideal for a wide variety of marine, power generation and mechanical drive applications."

Key features of the LM2500 include full power within 10 minutes, direct drive for 50-hertz and 60-hertz power generation, variable speed for mechanical drive, dual-fuel capability for distillate or natural gas, reduced NOx with DLE (dry low...