GE Marine on February 20 declared it has been selected to produce gasoline turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates.
The contract was awarded to GE by India-based mostly Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Restricted (MDL) and Back garden Attain Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE).
Each P17A frigate will be run by two GE LM2500 maritime gas turbines and two diesel engines in a blended diesel or gasoline turbine configuration.
Hindustan Aeronautics Confined (HAL) Industrial and Maritime Fuel Turbine division, Bangalore, India, is assembling the LM2500 gasoline turbines in-state underneath license from GE.
The agreement will see GE deliver gasoline turbine auxiliary gear for 7 ships to assistance the 14 LM2500 engines beforehand equipped under an individual deal. Auxiliary machines and services will contain fuel turbine controller, intakes and uptakes, firefighting equipment, h2o wash, start skid, gas forwarding and field service aid to shipyards.
GE claims that electrical starters for the fuel turbines are also incorporated, including that they weigh 6,500 lbs. a lot less and supply a >70% quantity reduction over hydraulic starters.
GE’s in-country associate HAL has currently delivered 11 LM2500 fuel turbines to the Indian Navy, such as those people that electric power 3 P17 frigates Shivalik, Satpura, and Sahyadri released in April 2003, June 2004, and May 2005, respectively. Separately, four GE LM2500 gas turbines will power India’s to start with an indigenously developed P71 plane carrier it was launched in August 2013.