General Electric LM2500

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The General Electric LM2500 is a twin-spool, axial-flow, aeroderivative, 50/60 Hz industrial & marine gas turbine and gas generator in the 20-40 MW range. Current production variants are the LM2500 (22-24 MW); the 29-31 MW LM2500+ that adds an additional stage of compression for another 8 MW of simple-cycle output; and the 33-37 MW LM2500+G4 featuring a modified first stage for increased air flow and pressure ratio. To date, LM2500 engines have logged a total of 75 million operating hours. Among other vessels, the LM2500 powers U.S. Navy DDG 51 destroyers, CG 47 AEGIS cruisers and Independence Class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).


Utility and industrial electric power generation, including combined-cycle and cogeneration installations, various mechanical load drives, and marine propulsion.


The LM2500 was privately developed by General Electric.


In production for all applications.

Total Produced:

At the beginning of 2016, more than 2,000 LM2500 gas turbines, gas generators, and marine engines had been built and installed by GE and its affiliates.


In the electrical generation and mechanical load drive arenas, the gas turbines competing against the LM2500 include the Siemens SGT-600/700 (formerly GT10), PW Power Systems FT8, Rolls-Royce RB211-6556 / Coberra 6562, MHPS H-25, and Zorya-Mashproekt UGT 15000. In marine propulsion / marine power applications, the LM2500 faces competition mainly from the Rolls-Royce WR-21 and also from the MAN TURBO FT8/FT8+, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MFT-8, and Zorya-Mashproekt UGT 25000.


A healthy order pattern is projected for the LM2500 for all applications. Higher-rated LM2500+ and LM2500+G4 models are available for refitting.

Sources Used: Forecast International and General Electric Co.

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Engine Type:

Twin-spool, axial-flow, 50/60 Hz industrial
& marine gas turbine and gas generator

Power Rating:

From 22-37 MW (single cycle)


In Production
(LM2500, LM2500+, LM2500+G4)


General Electric Co.

Price/Unit Cost:

$11.4 million (LM2500+G4 for electrical gen.)

General Electric LM2500 industrial & marine gas turbine and gas generator

Last Update: December 20, 2016.

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