The GT26 gas turbine provides an additional degree of flexibility as the engine operates at high efficiencies from part load to full load while still maintaining low NOx emissions. The sequential combustion, with the EV burner as the basis for this flexibility also extends to the ability to handle wide fluctuations in fuel gas compositions. Increased mass flow was the main driver for the latest GT26 upgrade, resulting in substantial performance improvements. In order to ensure high levels of reliability and availability Alstom followed their philosophy of evolutionary steps to continuously develop their gas turbines. A total of 47 engines of this upgrade of the GT26 gas turbine have been ordered worldwide to date (Status: January 2010) enhancing the business case of power generators by delivering superior operational and fuel flexibility and combined cycle efficiencies up to and beyond 59%.

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