GE Marine Secures Contract to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbines to the Royal Canadian Navy

GE Marine and its Renewed Commitment to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)

General Electric (GE) Marine has announced a long-term, customized service agreement (CSA) with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The CSA covers an operating fleet of 24 GE LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine propulsion engines used to power the RCN’s Halifax-class frigates. Customized agreements provide direct access to GE’s global inventory of parts and spare engine assets, and the ability to tap into GE’s worldwide service and support expertise, all on an as-needed basis.

According to Kris Shephard, Vice President, General Manager, GE Marine, “GE has been providing the RCN with 20 years of customized service for their LM2500 engines, yielding significant performance and operational advantages in terms of improved reliability and the high availability of the gas turbine power to power their surface combatants. The CSA provides the Navy with high availability of the RCN’s LM2500 fleet over the initial five years of the contract support, as well as helping to promote supply chain and risk, along with decreased administrative overhead.”

The 33,600-shaft horsepower LM2500 is GE’s most popular marine gas turbine engine, with more than 400 ships in 33 world navies.

Other benefits of this CSA include formal and on-the-job training with GE and Navy personnel working side by side to maintain the LM2500 fleet, and assistance with procurement, inspection, technical support, and materials inventory management. Backed by GE’s extensive network of global field service technicians, the RCN has access to GE service locations throughout the globe, providing immediate on-site technical support 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

Similar to the original contract, the scope of the renewed contract includes: Repair, overhaul, and engineered modifications, High Power Economics for short and deep maintenance, Operational level maintenance, Configuration management and Supply and distribution of technical manuals.

GE’s marine gas turbine business is part of GE Aviation and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. GE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of marine propulsion products, systems, and solutions including aeroderivative gas turbines ranging from 6,100 to 70,656 shaft horsepower/4.6 to 52.7 megawatts. These gas turbines operate efficiently under some of the most arduous conditions in terms of temperature range from -40 to 120 degrees F/-40 to 48 degrees C.

General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York State and headquartered in Boston. As recently as 2018, the company operated through the following segments: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing, local motors, and venture capital and finance.

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