MT30 gas turbine passes FAT for LHD
Factory acceptance testing on the MT30 gas turbines for the Italian Navy's new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel has been completed, Rolls-Royce announced on 2 February.
Rolls-Royce will provide two MT30 gas turbines to power the new multi-purpose amphibious vessel being built by Fincantieri.
The testing was carried out at the Rolls-Royce test facility in Bristol. The engine was put through a week of rigorous performance tests, witnessed by representatives from Fincantieri and the Italian Navy.
Don Roussinos, president at Rolls-Royce, said: 'We're extremely proud that the MT30 will power the new LHD and we very much welcome Fincantieri as the latest customer for our MT30 gas turbine which we believe will provide them with the optimum solution for the needs of the vessel they will build for the Italian Navy.'
The LHD is being built and launched in the Castellammare di Stabia, Naples shipyard, and set up and delivered at Fincantieri's yard in Muggiano, La Spezia as part of a wider programme to renew the Italian Navy's fleet.
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