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Third German Navy F125-Class Frigate Christened; Propelled by GE LM2500 Gas Turbine System

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GE US NAV 27APRIL16EVENDALE, OH | April 27, 2016 – The German Navy’s third F125-class frigate Sachsen-Anhalt was recently christened during a ceremony held in Hamburg. The ship is powered by a GE LM2500 gas turbine-based system.

The christening took place in March at thyssenKrupp Marine Systems shipyard. The F125-class frigate propulsion module consists of one LM2500 gas turbine, two electric motors and four diesel generator-sets in a combined diesel-electric and gas turbine (CODLAG) propulsion arrangement.
All four of the new F125-class frigates being built for the German Navy will use the same LM2500 CODLAG-configured propulsion system. The gas turbines are manufactured at GE’s Evendale, Ohio, facility. GE LM2500s also power the German Navy’s Bremen- (F122),  Brandenburg- (F123) and Sachsen-class (F124) frigates.
The new F125-class frigates replace the German Navy’s eight Bremen-class frigates. According to the thyssenKrupp announcement,  Sachsen-Anhalt is scheduled to be handed over to the German defense procurement agency in early 2019. Sea trials will commence soon for the first F125-class frigate,  Baden-Württemberg.
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, GE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of marine products and propulsion systems including aeroderivative gas turbines ranging from 6, 000 to 70, 275 shaft horsepower/4.5 to 52 megawatts. For more information, visit www.ge.com/marine.
Shown above on hte left, is the German Navy’s new F125-class frigate Sachsen-Anhalt during christening. The ship is propelled by a GE LM2500 gas turbine-based system.Photo courtesy of thyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Editor note: the photo below, along with other images from the christening, can be found on the thyssenKrupp Marine Systems website; scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the zip file “Naming_F125_SACHSEN-ANHALT_Photos.zip

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