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MT30  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Marine Trent-30
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: Rolls-Royce
Parent System: MT30
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Rolls-Royce's MT30 is a leading-edge technology, modular, marine gas turbine developing up to 36 MW of power (48,000-shp at 26 Celsius) and featuring 80 percent commonality with successful Trent 800 aero engine. This commonality ensures high reliability and low operating costs. The modularity also adds up simplified maintenance. Trent 800 engines are renowned for powering the Boeing 777 wide-body, long-range jetliner. MT30 was developed for application on a wide range of maritime platforms ranging from corvettes to aircraft carriers in the military segment or from cruisers to carrier ships for civil customers.

Self-contained into a 22-t (drive configuration) package the MT30 is suitable for both providing ship power and propulsion while its thermal efficiency (> 40%) translates into 0.21 kg of fuel to generate one kWhr (specific consumption). Installed as a power generator set weighs approximately 77-ton. The MT30 naval gas turbine received the design approval in 2004. In February 2005, the engine gas turbine generator set received the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certification which enabled the engine for operation with the US Navy. Through April 2005, the engine had logged more than 1,500 hours of testing at 100F (38 Celsius) performing successfully.

To date, the MT30 has been selected for the Lockheed-Martin Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Flight 0 and the DD(X) multi-mission destroyer Engineering Demonstration Model (EDM), DD(X) program took delivery of its first MT30 in February 2005. It has been included in the baseline design of two new British aircraft carriers under the CVF program. In addition, it is also being considered for the French PA2 aircraft carrier and the Franco-Italian FREMM multi-mission frigates.

MT30 Applications


Fighting Ships DDG 1000 Zumwalt FFX II LCS Freedom LHD Queen Elizabeth Type 26

MT30 Specifications

Power
Power: 48,250 shp (36.0 MW)
Weight
Dry Weight: 22,000 kilogram (48,501 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MT30 News

There are 9 news between
26 Mar 2007 and 16 May 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017Rolls-Royce to Supply MT30 Gas Turbines for Next Three Daegu Class Frigates
Thursday, March 17, 2016Italian Navy Selects MT30 Gas Turbine to Power New LHD Amphibious Ship
Wednesday, August 5, 2015Rolls-Royce MT30 Gas Turbine to Power First Three Type 26 Frigates
Tuesday, September 16, 2014Rolls-Royce Completes Factory Acceptance Test on Korean Navy's First MT30 Gas Turbine
Wednesday, September 11, 2013Rolls-Royce to Provide MT30 Gas Turbine for UK Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship
Monday, October 6, 2008Rolls-Royce to Power Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers
Wednesday, June 4, 2008First Littoral Combat Ship Lights Off Gas Turbine Engines in Preparation for Sea Trials
Wednesday, April 30, 2008Freedom's Main Engines Complete Successful Testing
Monday, March 26, 2007Rolls-Royce Selected to Power New US Navy Destroyer

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