Reedy Creek Energy Services, Inc, has selected GE's LM5000 aero-derivative gas turbine to supply power for a 40 MW combined-cycle cogeneration facility designed to provide electricity throughout the Walt Disney World Resort complex near Orlando, Florida.
Reedy Creek Energy Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, manages all utility systems for the Reedy Creek Improvement District which serves the 28,000-acre Disney facility.
The LM5000, a derivative of the CF6-50 jet engine used in DC-10 commercial airliners, is manufactured by GE Marine & Industrial Engines in Evendale, Ohio. Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., of Houston, Texas, which is currently conducting performance tests on the LM5000, is responsible for packaging the complete turbine-generator module for shipment to the Reedy Creek site. Ford, Bacon and Davis of Monroe, Louisiana, is the turnkey designer/constructor of this new cogeneration plant.