Distributed Power from GE has more than a century of combined experience in gas turbines and gas engine technology with our aeroderivative gas turbine, Jenbacher gas engine, and Waukesha* gas engine product lines.

Today, Distributed Power from GE is integrating these solutions to address critical applications in the most effective and timely ways possible and with the broadest set of offerings available.

Our mission is to develop faster, more flexible solutions, always with your requirements in mind. Worldwide, more than 1,400 engineers continuously work on the technological developments for our engines and turbines. In addition, GE’s seven global research centers spread across four continents ensure that our products use the most advanced technologies in areas such as metallurgy, combustion and aerodynamics while also innovating locally with customers.

Gas engines for the oil, gas and agriculture industries

You use our reciprocating engines and gas turbines in a diverse set of applications: power generation, cogeneration, oil and gas production, and mechanical drives.

A broad range of commercial, industrial and municipal customers use Jenbacher products for on-site generation of power, heat and cooling.
GE’s Gas Engines business offers specialised local power solutions to deliver cleaner, more efficient, affordable energy around the world.
Solutions include combined heat and power, gas compression and waste heat-to-electricity generation in industries ranging from oil, gas and agriculture.
Engines can operate not only on natural gas, but on a broad range of alternative gases, such as biogas, landfill gas, coal mine gas, flare gas and sewage gas, featuring impressive fuel flexibility.
GE's Gas Engines business has its headquarters, main production facilities and more than 1,400 of its 2,600 worldwide employees located in Jenbach, Austria.

Our products compress liquefied natural gas, transport natural gas through pipelines, provide electricity and process steam for petrochemical plants, add grid stability needed for renewables, generate baseload power, and perform countless other functions. Our customers across this wide range of industries choose our equipment when efficiency, reliability and service really matter.

Our equipment deployed in exploration and production applications can tolerate a wide range of fuel qualities without de-rating, driving compression and providing power for oil and gas production in the most challenging applications and even in high-altitude environments. Our engines are also an industry leader in producing electricity from biogas and other specialty fuels. The wide range of power output and the flexibility of our gas turbines make Distributed Power from GE the supplier of choice for cogeneration, offering tailored solutions for nearly every industry.

Gas engines for natural and man-made / waste gases

GE’s Jenbacher gas engines range in power from 248kW to 9.5MW and run on either natural gas or a variety of other gases, such as biogas, landfill gas, coal mine gas, sewage gas and combustible industrial waste gases.

A broad range of commercial, industrial and municipal customers use Jenbacher products for on-site generation of power, heat and cooling. Patented combustion systems, engine controls and monitoring enable its power generation plants to meet stringent emission standards, while offering high levels of efficiency, durability and reliability.

Jenbacher gas engines include:

Jenbacher type 2:

  • Electrical output: 248kW – 335kW
  • L8 cylinder
  • 1,500rpm (50Hz); 1,800 rpm (60Hz)
  • Delivered engines: ~ 1,000
  • In the product programme since 1976

Jenbacher type 3:

  • Electrical output: 526kW – 1,063kW
  • V12, V16 and V20 cylinder
  • 1,500rpm (50Hz); 1,800rpm (60Hz)
  • Delivered engines: ~7,000
  • In the product programme since 1988

Jenbacher type 4:

  • Electrical output: 844kW – 1,562kW
  • V12, V16 and V20 cylinder
  • 1,500rpm (50Hz); 1,527rpm (60Hz)
  • Delivered engines: ~1,500
  • In the product programme since 2002

Jenbacher type 6:

  • Electrical output: 1,622 – 4,401kW
  • V12, V16, V20 and V24 cylinder
  • 1,500rpm (50Hz, 60Hz with gear-box)
  • Delivered engines: ~3,500
  • In the product programme since 1989

Jenbacher J920 FleXtra

  • Electrical output: 9,500kW
  • V20 cylinder
  • 1,000rpm (50Hz); 900rpm (60Hz)
  • Pilot engine at Rosenheim, Germany
  • In the product programme since 2013

The Waukesha gas engines power generation and gas compression/mechanical drive portfolio includes:


  • Electrical output: 165kW – 880kW
  • I6, I8, V12, V16 cylinder configurations
  • 1,500rpm (50Hz), 1,800rpm (60Hz)
  • Delivered engines: 5,500+
  • Introduced in 1987


  • Electrical output: 315kW – 1,400kW
  • L6, V12 and V16 cylinder configurations
  • 1,000rpm (50Hz), 1,200rpm (60Hz)
  • Delivered engines: 12,000+
  • 1967 – first VHP produced


  • Electrical output: 2,330kW – 3,580kW
  • V12, V16 cylinder configurations
  • 1,000rpm (50Hz), 900 (60Hz)
  • Delivered engines: 35
  • Launched in 2009

The Aeroderivative gas turbines power generation portfolio includes:


  • Electrical output: 18MW – 34MW
  • 99% reliability
  • 41% efficiency
  • More than 40 years’ operating experience
  • Portable trailer-mounted version TM2500


  • Electrical output: 4MW-60MW
  • Greater than 99% reliability
  • 42% efficiency
  • Starts under ten minutes
  • Introduced in 1991


  • Electrical output: 100MW – 116MW
  • 44.5% efficiency
  • 96.4% reliability
  • Starts under ten minutes
  • Global acceptance (for example at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia)

* Trademark of the General Electric Company

About Distributed Power from GE

GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power is a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services, focused on power generation at or near the point of use.

Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial reciprocating engines and aeroderivative gas turbines that generate 100kW to 100MW of power for numerous industries globally. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power from GE employs about 5,000 people around the world.