TUSAS Engine Industries Inc. (TEI), a subsidiary of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Marine to explore opportunities pertaining to production of engines for warships. The MoU was signed during the ongoing IDEF 2021 exhibition in Istanbul.
GE Marine and TUSAS Engine Industries, Inc. (TEI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby GE and TEI will explore additional localization efforts relating to the manufacture, assembly and repair of GE’s LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines, the companies announced today at the IDEF ’21 industry exhibition.
“GE Marine and TEI have partnered in Turkey for many years. With this MOU in place, we hope to discover other opportunities for TEI to play a critical role in supporting the Turkish shipbuilding industry in partnership with GE Marine,” said Steve Rogers, EMEA Business Development and Sales Director, GE Marine. “Our philosophy is to provide in-country support from build to delivery to lifetime maintenance of GE’s gas turbines,” Rogers added.
Under the MOU, GE and TEI will continue discussions on localization relating to the manufacture, assembly, test, maintenance, inspection, repair, and overhaul of Turkey’s national and exported fleet of marine GE LM2500 family and LM500 gas turbines. The MOU also seeks ways to incorporate TEI into various design processes for potential naval programs.
“On the second day of IDEF 2021, we signed a MoU wirh GE Marine where we discussed cooperation opportunities regarding the manufacture, installation and repair of the LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines,” TEI posted on its official Twitter account on Wednesday.
The LM2500 engine powers a number of vessels including Turkey’s Ada-class corvettes and Barbaros-class frigates.
The LM2500 marine gas turbine is a simple-cycle, two-shaft engine. The 33,600-shp LM2500 is GE’s most popular marine gas turbine, powering more than 400 ships in 33 world navies. Derived from GE’s CF6-6 aircraft engines, the LM2500 consists of a gas generator, a power turbine, attached fuel and lube oil pumps, a fuel control and speed governing system, associated inlet and exhaust sections, lube and scavenge systems as well as controls and devices for starting and monitoring engine operation.
Possible applications for the LM2500 include patrol boats, corvettes, frigates, destroyers, cruisers, cargo/auxiliary ships and aircraft carriers. The LM2500 is also available as a military generator set.
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