The LM1600 gas turbine is a simple-cycle, two-shaft, high-performance engine derived from the F404 turbofan aircraft engine. The first industrial LM1600 gas turbine was installed in November 1988.
This unit is widely used in industrial applications like power generation and combined heat & power, onshore and offshore. Marine applications include propulsion of navy vessels, ferries and luxury yachts.
The simple modular design of the LM1600 incorporates many features to maximize shipboard maintainability and parts replacement downtime, such as a split compressor casing, in-place blade and vane replacement, in-place hot section maintenance and accessible external fuel nozzles.