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Gas Turbines for Corvettes

      3/29/2001

Gas Turbines for Corvettes

Vericor Power Systems has supplied Kockums Naval Systems (Sweden) with two TF50 marine gas turbines and associated equipment for use on two Stockholm-class corvettes owned by the Royal Swedish Navy. The TF50s will replace existing gas turbines and will be part of the Combined Diesel and Gas Turbine (CODAG) systems on the Malmö and Stockholm corvettes. Each TF50 will be rated at 4 megawatts and will drive a controllable pitch propeller through new primary reduction gear.

“The retrofit of the Malmö and Stockholm is part of a mid-life upgrade program currently underway. By having these new, lightweight TF50-based gas turbine propulsion systems in place, the Royal Swedish Navy expects to see improved reliability and operability of corvettes,” said Tom Bray, President and General Manager of Vericor Power Systems. “The Royal Swedish Navy will also benefit logistically by employing the same gas turbines that are being used on its Visby-class of stealth corvettes.”

Vericor Power Systems is providing a total of 28 TF50 gas turbines including spares for the Visby program which consists of six vessels, all built by Kockums.


 

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