Rolls-Royce Delivers First Units
Rolls-Royce has delivered the first three gas turbine generator sets which will provide the main electrical power system for the Republic of Korea Navy’s first 7,000-tonne destroyer, designated KDX-II. The first AG9140RF gas turbine generator set, produced at the Rolls-Royce Indianapolis plant, and the other two were assembled by Samsung Techwin from Rolls-Royce supplied kits. The first KDX-III destroyer, which is currently under construction, will be delivered to the Korean Navy by the end of 2008.
Another six generator sets, being assembled by Samsung Techwin from Rolls-Royce supplied kits, will be supplied to the other two KDX-III destroyers that are scheduled to be built The alternator for the generator set is planned to be produced by Hyundai under licence.