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GE Marine sending gas turbines to IHI

Posted on April 4, 2013
GE Marine's LM500 gas turbine will be part of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force's 24DDH destroyer.

GE Marine's LM500 gas turbine will be part of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force's 24DDH destroyer.

GE Marine announced that it will provide IHI, Tokyo, Japan, with LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines for the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) new 24DDH destroyer. The GE LM2500 gas turbines will be equipped with integrated electronic controls.

The LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines for the 24DDH program will be manufactured under license by IHI and be placed into propulsion or generator set modules. IHI will deliver the LM500s modules to the shipyard in late 2014, and the LM2500 modules to JMSDF in early 2015.