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GE supplies gas turbine technology for mine expansion in Australia

26 Jul 2011

GE has been selected by Fortescue Metals, a producer and sea-borne trader of iron ore, to supply its dual-fuel, LM6000-PF aeroderivative gas turbine technology for Solomon 1 facility in western Australia.

This fast-track project is part of Fortescue's $8.4bn, three-year expansion in Western Australia's iron-rich Pilbara region announced last year.

GE will provide two LM6000-PF dual fuel gas turbine packages, associated balance of plant and services for Fortescue's new 120MW power plant.

The company said the LM6000-PF technology is the next generation of GE's dry low emissions technology and will deliver about 40MW at nearly 40% efficiency at 25 degrees Celsius while maintaining 25ppm nitrous oxide (NOx) levels.

GE also said the LM6000-PF has high fuel efficiency, operational flexibility and proven dry low emissions technology.

The aeroderivative gas turbine packages will be shipped from Houston, Texas, in December 2011 and installed in March 2012.

The plant is slated to begin commercial operation in the third quarter of next year.