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  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Fincantieri to provide MT30 gas turbines to power the Italian Navy’s new multi-purpose amphibious vessel. Two MT30 gas turbines will power the new 20,000 tonne displacement Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel, the second-largest in the Italian Navy. The ship will be built by Fincantieri under the Legge […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Rolls-Royce has reached a major milestone in the Republic of Korea Navy’s FFX frigate programme, with the successful completion of acceptance tests for the MT30 gas turbine.   The MT30, which will power the FFX Batch II frigates, is the world’s most power-dense marine gas turbine, meaning it packs in the maximum power into the smallest […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new FFX frigate for the Republic of Korea’s Navy. This is the first order for the MT30 in Asia. The FFX frigate will use a single MT30 rather than a pair, which demonstrates that the engine is […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Industry news

    Rolls-Royce announced it has won a contract to supply MT30 marine gas turbines to power the next three ships in the Republic of Korea Navy’s Daegu-class frigate program. Eight Daegu-class frigates (also known as FFX II) are scheduled to be built. The first ship being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) was launched […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply the MT30 gas turbine packages for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the Royal Navy. The Company will now begin manufacture of the gas turbines and the surrounding steel packages for the ships, which are to be built by prime contractor BAE Systems. Rolls-Royce has also […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Propulsion systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce announced it has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine for the new class of Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) frigates. Rolls-Royce’s MT30 turbines will be powering the 30FFM class frigates which will begin construction next year. The first frigate in the class is expected to enter into service around […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to design the gas turbine system for the Royal Navy’s future Type 26 Global Combat Ship, which will, subject to contract, feature the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine, the Rolls-Royce MT30. Rolls-Royce will work together with prime contractor BAE Systems and Tognum, Rolls-Royce’s collaboration with Daimler, to design […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. The MT30, at 36 megawatts (around 50,000 horsepower), is the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s will be […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The first MT30 gas turbine that will be installed on the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel passed the factory acceptance test, Rolls-Royce announced on Thursday. Rolls-Royce is in charge of providing two MT30 gas turbines to power the new 20,000 tonne displacement LHD, which will be built and launched at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia, […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls Royce announced January 1 that the MT30 gas turbine they built for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship completed the factory acceptance test. Rolls-Royce built the turbine under a contract to supply MT30 gas turbines for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships. The company has also signed Design Development Agreements (DDAs) […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce has delivered the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the US Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class. The provision of the twin fixed pitch propellers marks the completion of the power and propulsion system delivery from […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Industry news

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has secured a contract to supply power and propulsion systems for the two latest vessels in the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) programme. Designed to operate in combat zones close to the shore (littoral waters), each LCS will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines powering four […]

  • 27 January 2013

        UK: Rolls-Royce Installs First MT30 Gas Turbine into HMS Queen Elizabeth   Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland.   USS Guardian Investigation to Include […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) will need a new main turbine engine after turbine blades were damaged during the ship’s acceptance trials. According to a USNI News report: Michael Monsoor will have to receive the new MT30 engine at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine before being able to sail to San […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry has awarded Rolls-Royce a £3.8 million contract for the provision of spare parts for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. The two 65,000-tonne carriers are the biggest warships ever to be built in Britain and are powered by two MT30 gas turbines each. According to Rolls-Royce, the turbines that will power the Queen […]

  • 1 February 2018
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    The Republic of Korea Navy has received the first of eight Daegu-class (FFX II) frigates, ROKS Daegu (FFG-818), South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Thursday. Daegu is expected to become operational in the second half of 2018. The frigate was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and launched at DSME’s […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The first of two huge gas turbines which will be the ship’s main powerplant has been lowered into place on Royal Navy’s HMS Prince of Wales. This is the first powerplant to be installed on the second of the nation’s new aircraft carriers. Fitted in the bowels of HMS Prince of Wales, this 120-tonne engine, […]

  • 9 August 2015
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    UK to Upgrade Its Type 23 Frigates The UK MOD has awarded contracts worth £80 million to upgrade the backbone of the Royal Navy surface flotilla, the Type 23 Frigates. Australia to Invest Big in Its Surface Fleet The Australian Government announced a long-term investment of over $89 billion in ships and submarines for the […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    BAE Systems has awarded propulsion systems specialist Rolls-Royce two contracts to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the first three Royal Navy Type 26 frigates. The first Type 26 is currently under construction at the BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow. The Rolls-Royce-supplied mission bay handling system will enable efficient movement of craft […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the third Daegu-class frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy. The future ROKS Seoul was launched on November 11 and is scheduled for delivery in early 2021. In addition to being the third ship in its class and the fourth ROK Navy ship to bear the […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Engineering (DSME) announced on November 14 it has been awarded a contract to build the fifth and sixth second-batch Daegu-class frigates for the Republic of Korea Navy. Also referred to as FFX II, the frigates are an improved version of the Incheon-class (FFX) and are built by DSME and Hyundai Heavy […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The second of the Royal Navy’s two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers has fired up her engines for the first time. Engineers aboard HMS Prince of Wales turned on the diesel generators ­in a milestone on the road to sending the 65,000-ton warship to sea in the second half of next year. In the bowels of […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British shipbuilder BAE Systems announced Wednesday that it has awarded further manufacturing equipment contracts for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship. With the contracts awarded to six companies, the total investment to date in the Type 26 supply chain was brought to more than £380m, BAE Systems said. The new contracts include among others steering systems, […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems, the company responsible for UK’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program, has awarded an equipment contract to Rolls-Royce to manufacture diesel generators for the first three Type 26 anti-submarine warfare ships. This marks the first Type 26 manufacturing contract to be agreed since the UK Ministry of Defence announced a £472 million contract […]

  • 1 June 2011
    Industry news

      Power conversion specialist Converteam has shipped the first of two massive 75 tonne, 36 Megawatt generators designed specifically to match the electrical power requirement of the propulsion motors for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. These are major components of the electrical system for the two new 65.000 tonne ships for […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The roar of Olympus no longer sounds at HMS Sultan as the mighty engine has been turned off for good. The gas turbine, which has powered frigates, destroyers and carriers, as well as Concorde and Vulcan bombers, will be phased out next year. The greatest British engine of its generation has breathed its last as […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Italian Navy has contracted Rolls-Royce to deliver 14 MTU diesel engines for the seven new multi-purpose ocean-going patrol vessels that are being built by Fincantieri. The PPA (Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura) multi-purpose ocean-going patrol vessels form part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan and are intended to be the future backbone of the Italian […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC ADC visited HMS Sultan, the Royal Navy’s home of Marine and Air Engineering training on Thursday 1 August. As part of the visit the Admiral opened the new fitness suite within the Sports and Recreation Centre and watched some classes taking physical training. A command […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    An explosion rips through the hull of the merchant vessel, critically wounding six members of the crew. Two are in danger of losing limbs, another can’t breathe, and a fourth has deep burns across his chest. The casualties are flown to the nearby RFA Cardigan Bay, where the specialist military medics, doctors and nurses of […]