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GE’s gas turbines to power new vessels

1st September 2017 - 03:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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GE’s Marine Solutions' family of LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines have been selected to power two vessels being built for US Navy and Coast Guard programmes, the company announced on 30 August.

Two LM2500+ gas turbines will power multi-purpose amphibious assault ship Bougainville for the US Navy. The vessel is set to enter construction with Huntington Ingalls Industries shortly. GE LM2500+ gas turbines are also powering USS America and Tripoli of the same class. 

The GE LM2500 engine in a combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion system will also power the US Coast Guard’s ninth National Security Cutter (NSC). All ships in the NSC Legend class feature the same LM2500 gas turbine system.

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