GE Marine will supply MTU, Friedrichshafen, Germany, with one LM2500 gas turbine to power the German Navy’s F125 frigate. MTU is a GE Marine System Supplier. The Baden-Wurttemberg class frigate will use a COmbined Diesel eLectric And Gas turbine (CODLAG) system featuring one LM2500 gas turbine and four MTU 20V 4000 M53B diesel engines and generators. The generators will produce a total of 12,060 kilowatts/16,400 horsepower for the ship’s on-board power supply system, and/or provide diesel-electric propulsion power for cruising speeds of up to 20 knots.
Through MTU, GE’s LM2500 gas turbines are now operating in CODOG/CODAG configurations aboard Germany’s F122 Bremen class, F123 Brandenburg class and F124 Sachsen class frigates. To date, there are nearly 30 GE LM2500 gas turbines operating or slated for service with the German Navy. The LM2500 gas turbine will be manufactured at GE’s Evendale, Ohio, U.S.A. facility, and will be delivered to MTU’s Friedrichshafen plant in March 2010 for placement into its propulsion module. A consortium of two German shipyards — ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Fr. Lürssen Werft — will build the new F125 frigate.
The LM2500 gas turbine continues to demonstrate 99.6% reliability in a fleet of more than 2,500 engines operating globally in diverse marine and industrial applications. The LM2500 is used by 30 navies worldwide.