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US turns to New Zealand and Germany for marine gas turbine repair

18th May 2021 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Maintenance work on an LM2500 engine aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg. (Photo: USN/Kevin J Steinberg)

US Navy orders repair and overhaul work on LM2500 power turbine assemblies.

Air New Zealand Gas Turbines (ANZGT) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg have received IDIQ contracts with a combined value of up to $67.59 million from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, for repair and overhaul work on the LM2500 power turbine assembly. 

Each company will complete its work by June 2027 in New Zealand (ANZGT) and Germany (MTU).

The contract was awarded following a competitive process, the DoD announced on 14 May.

Made by GE Aviation, the LM2500 consists of a gas generator, power turbine and other features such as a fuel control and speed governing system. 

USN vessels powered by the LM2500 include the Independence-class Littoral Combat ShipTiconderoga-class guided-missile cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, to name just two examples.

Shephard Defence Insight notes that LM2500-series engines are used outside the US in many vessels still under production. The LM2500 will power the new Nilgiri-class frigates for the Indian Navy, for example.

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