GE Marine one of the world’s leading manufacturers of marine propulsion systems, products and services boasts an established base of 90 marine gas turbines operating on 17 cruise ships, five high speed yachts and 19 fast ferries according to Brien Bolsinger, vp, marine operations, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio.
'GE has gas turbine systems able to offer power density, fuel flexibility, and an optional, Dry Low NOx emissions (DLE) combustion system technology. GE’s DLE combustion system can meet Tier III IMO/Tier IV United States Environmental Protection Agency requirements now with no exhaust treatment when operating on natural gas or on liquid fuels in combined cycle,' he continued.
GE’s industrial LM2500 family fleet has logged nearly 70 million hours operating on natural gas, of which 20 million hours were dual fuel applications.
'This MOU will allow us to work with some of the leading shipyards to approve in principle GE gas turbine-powered commercial vessels for global customers,' said Nick Brown, marine coo, Lloyd’s Register.
'We can assist shipping industry stakeholders with understanding how the technical performance of these gas turbines can help meet commercial requirements. We always welcome ship owners and operators who would like to participate in joint development projects involving new applications,' Brown added.