GE has introduced its Cross-Fleet Solutions portfolio – a range of capabilities to service and advance the performance and reliability of other original equipment manufacturers’ gas turbines. The first units to be targeted are the SGT-800 and 501F machines.
There are over 1200 LM2500 gas turbines in operation with navies in various parts of the world, and the GE fleet of propulsion gas turbines has proved to be a reliable power provider in these conditions. GTW talks to George Awiszus, Director of Military Marketing for GE Marine, about what is needed for gas turbine propulsion units in naval applications.
Outside of the US, most of industrialized world must import its natural gas as costly LNG and, as they turn away from conventional coal plants and nuclear power, that leaves them with a narrow range of alternatives.