EVENDALE, Ohio (June 1, 2015) – GE Marine announced it will provide IHI, Tokyo, Japan, with two LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines for the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) new 26DD destroyer.
“GE gas turbines already are part of numerous JMSDF ship classes, most recently the 22DDH, which is already commissioned, and the 24DDH, which is now under construction, ” said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President Marine Operations, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio. “As with previous contracts, IHI will handle in-country design, manufacture and testing of the LM2500 propulsion modules for the 26DD program. We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with the JMSDF and IHI, ” Bolsinger added.
The LM2500 remains GE’s most popular gas turbine, used by 32 navies to power more than 400 ships worldwide. The current global LM2500 fleet totals more than 2, 500 engines operating in diverse marine and industrial applications. Including the 26DD program, the JMSDF uses LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines for its Kongou-, Murasame-, Atago-, Hyuga- and Izumo-class ships. To date, IHI has packaged, tested and delivered over 70 LM2500 and more than 30 LM500 marine gas turbines.
The GE LM2500 gas turbines for the 26DD destroyer will be equipped with integrated electronic controls, and will be arranged in a Combined Gas turbine-eLectric And Gas turbine (COGLAG) configuration. IHI will deliver the LM2500 propulsion modules to MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works in 2017.