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Rolls-Royce Achieves Full Power Of MT30-Powered Gen-Set

Posted on December 9, 2010

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has achieved full power operation of its first production MT30-powered main turbine generator set delivered to the U.S. Navy.

The MT30, delivered to the U.S. Navy for the DDG-1000, USS Zumwalt program, achieved full power operation at 36 MW during testing at the U.S. Navy’s land based test site in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

The MT30 has been developed to meet the growing demand by navies for higher power gas turbines in the 34 to 40 MW range and can be configured for mechanical or generator drive.

Lockheed Martin has also selected the MT30 for the Littoral Combat Ship program, with the USS Freedom bearing two MT30s as part of the combined diesel and gas turbine configuration powering Rolls-Royce waterjets. The MT30 has additionally been selected for the U.K. Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier class, the Queen Elizabeth.

For more information: www.rolls-royce.com

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