Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra recently conducted a major service on one of its generators while the ship was at sea conducting First of Class Flight Trials off the east Australian coast.
Canberra’s Propulsion Work Centre Manger, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Jim Soar said conducting the diesel service while underway means there is less work for his team when the ship returns to Sydney.
Several teams of engineers came together to conduct the maintenance. MAN Diesel Superintendent Engineers Daniel Cooper and Douglas Merredith supplied the subject matter expertise along with Navantia Engineer, Pedro Zueco from Spain.
Generating over 7,000 kilowatts of power each, the two V16 MAN diesel generators onboard HMAS Canberra power everything from the azimuth pods for propulsion to the light in the bunk for reading.
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