Successful Sea Trials of Fast Attack Craft

By Keith Henderson at February 09, 2012 07:28
Filed Under: Company News, Navy News
GE Marine has recently reported the successful sea trials of two new patrol vessels built by STX Jinhae, South Korea using gas turbines in combination with diesel engines. The vessels concerned are number eight and nine of the Republic of Korea Navy projected fleet of twenty Gumdoksuri Class, Fast Attack Craft. The 570 ton vessels have an LOA of 206 ft (63 m), beam of 29.5 ft (9 m) and draft of 16.4 ft (5 m). Propulsion is provided by two MTU 16V 1163 TB93 diesels and a single boost waterjet connected to two GE LM500 gas turbines, giving a maximum speed of 40+ kn. [More]

New Helicopter Carrier for Japanese Navy

By Keith Henderson at October 11, 2011 07:35
Filed Under: Navy News
Details of the propulsion system for the new 22DDH Helicopter Carrier of the Japanese Navy / Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) have been announced. To be built by IHI of Tokyo, the LOA 814 ft (248 m) and beam of 124 ft (38 m) vessel will have a fully loaded displacement of around 27,500 tons. The propulsion system comprises four GE LM2500 gas turbines giving a total power of around 135,000 hp (100 MW) in a COGAG arrangement giving a speed of 30 kt. The ships will also be using GE’s smaller turbine, the LM500 with an output of approximately 6,000 hp (4.5MW) in a turbo-electric configuration for on board power generation. [More]

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