Solena's IPGCC plants typically employ General Electric's frame 5 Gas turbines in Combined Cycle. The MS5001 single shaft turbine is a compact heavy-duty prime mover designed for long life and ease of operation and maintenance. The three main features of its simple design are (i) 17-stage, axial compressor, (ii) combustion system with 10 chambers and (iii) two-stage turbine with high energy stage design. The first-stage nozzles are cooled by the axial compressor discharge air.
The MS5001 Gas Turbine is the ideal solution for power generation where low maintenance, reliability and economy of fuel utilization are required. Low operating and investment costs make the MS5001 packaged power plant an economically attractive system for load generation. The MS5001 is also ideally suited for cogeneration achieving a very high fuel utilization index and considerable fuel savings. Typical applications are industrial plants for cogeneration of power and process steam or district heating systems. As a consequence of the extremely favorable operating, maintenance and economic characteristics of the MS5001 it has been very well accepted in the industry and there are more than 2500 units in operation all over the world.