Fairbanks Morse Engine Selected for U.S. Navy Ship
Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, has been selected by the Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) team to supply 16-cylinder PA6B sequentially turbocharged (STC) diesel engines for the lead ship in the Littoral Combat Ship program, the latest generation of U.S. Navy warships. The PA6B STC will operate in a CODAG plant driving four water jets. The engines will be manufactured, assembled and tested per the requirements of the latest ABS Naval Vessel Rules at Fairbanks Morse Engine's facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.A. The engines for the first vessel are scheduled for shipment to Marinette Marine Corporation in 2005 to support launch of the first vessel in 2006.