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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

GE LM2500 Gas Turbines to Power Two More Arleigh Burke Destroyers

LM2500 marine gas turbineGE Marine reported Aug. 3 that it will provide eight LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the U.S. Navy’s DDG 121 and DDG 122 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. GE also received a five-year extension on its requirements contract for the DDG 51 program.

“Once operational, these Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be in service for some 30 years. GE Marine will be there alongside the U.S. Navy for the life of this program, providing support of the LM2500 gas turbines through continual infusion of advanced technologies,” said Brien Bolsinger, vice president, Marine Operations, GE Marine.

For instance, each LM2500 gas turbine for these new destroyers will feature common engine improvements including parts upgrade of the compressor rotor, the turbine mid-frame, the compressor rear frame and the power turbine.

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