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Marine Log

September 10, 2007

GE LM2500 gas turbines to power Spain's F105 Frigate

GE Marine reports that it will supply Navantia, Spain, with two LM2500 gas turbines that will power the Spanish Navy's next-generation F105 frigate, to be named Roger de Lauria.

Navantia is building the frigate at its Ferrol shipyard.

The LM2500 gas turbines will be applied in a COmbined Diesel Or Gas turbine (CODOG) configuration, with two diesel engines onboard the Roger de Lauria frigate.

"GE has a long history of partnering with the Spanish Navy and Navantia, dating back to when the six Santa Maria-class frigates were built using 12 GE LM2500 gas turbines," said Brien Bolsinger, GE Marine general manager. "In fact, a total of 22 GE LM2500 gas turbines are used by the Spanish Navy, eight of which are being applied in CODOG arrangements aboard the initial four F100 frigates. The Spanish Navy's Principe des Asturasias aircraft carrier, also built by Navantia, is powered by two LM2500 gas turbines."

The 146.7-meter Roger de Lauria will have a maximum speed of 28.5 knots.

The LM2500 gas turbines for the frigate will be manufactured at GE Marine's Evendale, Ohio facility.

Delivery of the gas turbines is slated for the summer of 2008; the ship will be commissioned in late December 2012.

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