Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has announced that it had completed the development of a 30MW gas turbine - Kawasaki L30A as one of World's highest efficiency model in this class, and has launched in the market worldwide in June 2012 at Power Gen Europe in Cologne/Germany.
Combining Kawasaki's long-cultivated expertise in developing small and medium size industrial gas turbines, delivered over 10,000 units, and its highly sophisticated elemental technology in the area of aircraft engines, the L30A offers the following features:
1) A world-leading generating efficiency of more than 40%, achieved through such improvements as a higher compressor pressure ratio, newly-developed heat resisting materials, and enhanced turbine cooling technologies.
2) A proprietary Dry Low Emission (DLE) combustion system for keeping NOx emissions below 15 ppm (O2=15%)--the lowest emission level in the world.
3) A structure offering excellent maintainability, based on the latest technologies and know-how cultivated through the development of KHI's current and previous models. By adopting the optimal maintenance cycle proposed by Kawasaki, life cycle costs can be significantly reduced.