Marine propulsion producer GE’s Marine Solutions announced it has shipped a LM2500 marine gas turbine propulsion module for the United States Navy’s 75th DDG Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125).
This was announced at the Surface Navy Association’s 30th Annual Symposium.
Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division will construct this new destroyer with US Navy Flight III upgrades incorporated. Each DDG destroyer features four GE LM2500 marine gas turbines in a combined gas turbine and gas turbine (COGAG) configuration.
“Since 1991 – for just the US Navy’s DDG program alone – GE has delivered nearly 300 of our reliable LM2500 marine gas turbines. We use state-of-the-art engine technology, made in the US, to proudly support the world’s most advanced surface combatants,” said GE’s Brien Bolsinger, vice president, marine operations, Evendale, Ohio. “We also are dedicated to helping the US Navy modernize and maintain its fleet of surface combatants.”
Ingalls has delivered 30 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the US Navy, most recently the Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) on November 15. John Finn (DDG 113) was commissioned on July 15, 2017, in Pearl Harbor. Other destroyers currently under construction at Ingalls include Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) and Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123).
Including the DDG 51 program, GE has delivered 750 gas turbines to the US Navy, its largest marine engine customer, the company said.