William Farrell, BSc, MSc Mechanical Engineering – Senior Consultant Engineer

William (“Bill”) Farrell has been engaged, during the past 38 years, in the design of gas turbines for General Electric and Thomasson-Fern Engineering. He was intimately involved in the design and development of GE’s most popular commercial gas turbines still in production today, including the MS6001, MS7000, MS9000 and 9F machines.

Whilst employed as Chief Engineer at Thomasson-Fern, Bill led the design and development team for a 10,000 HP advanced inter-cooled recuperated gas turbine. He then returned to GE Aircraft Engines, where he initiated development of the LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbine.

Bill holds 9 U.S. patents covering the designs on the MS3002, MS5002, Air Bottoming cycle and LM6000 gas turbines. In 1993 Bill received the Perry T. Egbert award, the highest technical award made by GE Aircraft Engines, for his contribution on the LM6000.

Bill holds BSc.ME and MSc.ME degrees from Union College. He resides in Walton, New York, USA.