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Walpole, MA – Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has achieved full power operation of its first production MT30 powered main turbine generator set delivered to the US Navy. The MT30, delivered to the US Navy for the DDG-1000, USS Zumwalt program, achieved full power operation at 36 MW during testing at the US Navy’s land based test site in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The selection by the US Navy for the DDG-1000 program marks the first large gas turbine engine ordered by the US Navy for use in a generator set providing electrical power for propulsion and on-board systems throughout the ship.
Andrew Marsh, Rolls-Royce, President - Naval said: “The Zumwalt class destroyer is a highly-advanced vessel, with demanding performance requirements. The MT30 is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine and achieving this important milestone is further proof of its ability to deliver the high-power demands of the latest naval ship designs.”
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