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Italian Navy's FREMM Launched with GE Gas Turbine Propulsion SystemItalian Navy's FREMM Launched with GE LM2500+G4 Gas Turbine Propulsion System

  • Italian FREMM Frigate Federico Martinengo Launched With Power-Dense GE LM2500+G4

GE’s Marine Solutions announces that the seventh multi-purpose Italian FREMM frigate Federico Martinengo,was launched on March 4. The ceremony was held atFincantieri’s Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa, Italy. All of the Italian Navy’s new Carlos Bergamini-class  FREMM frigates (10-ship program)feature the same power dense GE LM2500+G4gas turbine in a COmbined Diesel eLectric And Gas turbine (CODLAG) propulsion system.

In addition to the Italian FREMM frigates, the DCNS shipyard in Lorient, France, is well underway with a 10-ship program that also uses the same 35-megawatt LM2500+G4 gas turbine. Eight of the FREMM frigates are for the French Navy (three are commissioned), and single ships have been delivered to the Moroccan and Egyptian Navies.

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The FREMM frigate is also being considered by other international naviesincluding Australia and Canada; both have extensive experience and an established logistics support program in place for GE LM2500-family gas turbines.

Source : GE Marine

Published on ASDNews: Mar 28, 2017


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