LM2500 Powered Cruise Ship Sets Sail
GE – Marine announced that Holland America Line’s Noordam cruise ship recently began operating powered by one LM2500 gas turbine-generator set in a COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine (CODAG) configuration. This brings the total to 17 cruise ships powered by GE gas turbines, according to GE. The vessel’s maiden voyage was on February 22, 2006 and its routes include destinations in the eastern Caribbean and Europe. The 290 meter long ship can carry 1918 passengers and a crew of 800, with a maximum speed of 24 knots. The Noordam is the last of four ships in Holland American Line’s Vista class; the three other Vista-class ships include: Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, and Westerdam. These vessels are also powered by GE LM2500 gas turbines in a CODAG configuration.
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