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LM2500 turbine deliveries continue to US Navy

15th January 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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GE’s Marine Solutions has delivered a LM2500 marine gas turbine propulsion module for the US Navy’s DDG Arleigh Burke class destroyer, Jack H Lucas, the company announced on 10 January.

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division will construct this new destroyer with US Navy Flight III upgrades incorporated. Each DDG destroyer features four GE LM2500 marine gas turbines.

The LM2500 marine gas turbine is a simple-cycle, two-shaft, high-performance engine. It consists of a gas generator, a power turbine, attached fuel and lube oil pumps, a fuel control and speed governing system, associated inlet and exhaust sections, lube and scavenge systems as well as controls and devices for starting and monitoring engine operation.

Brien Bolsinger, VP, marine operations, GE Marine Solutions, said: ‘Since 1991 – for just the US Navy’s DDG programme alone - GE has delivered nearly 300 of our reliable LM2500 marine gas turbines.

'We use engine technology, made in the US, to proudly support the world’s most advanced surface combatants. We also are dedicated to helping the US Navy modernise and maintain its fleet of surface combatants.’

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