HOUSTON, Texas - GE Industrial AeroDerivative Gas Turbines (GE-IAD) announced that an LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine packaged by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (IHI) began commercial operation recently on a power barge. P.T. PLN, the national utility in Jakarta, Indonesia, owns the simple-cycle barge. This is the first LM6000-powered barge currently in operation worldwide.

To date there are 108 LM6000s in operation throughout the globe, with over 1.2 million total fired hours.

The 40-megawatt LM6000 power barge is situated in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan and is fueled by diesel. This is the first LM gas turbine PLN has in operation. In addition, there are currently eight other LM units in Indonesia: Two LM5000s and two LM6000s provide power at two separate industrial sites in the country, and four LM2500s power patrol boats for the Indonesian Navy.

The LM6000 for the PLN project was manufactured by GE-IAD at its Evendale, OH plant, and packaged by IHI at Kure Works No.2.

IHI is a GE-IAD Original Equipment Manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo. To date, IHI has packaged 70 LMs for various power generation applications throughout the world.

GE-IAD is part of GE Power Systems, and is headquartered in Evendale, OH. GE-IAD is the world's largest designer, developer and manufacturer of aeroderivative gas turbines for a variety of power generation and gas compression applications.