DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE NEW JAPANESE FRIGATES HAVE IN COMMON? WELL, THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH ROLLS-ROYCE MT30 MODEL GAS TURBINES.
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has announced that the new class of frigates will be equipped with Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines.
It is already the fifth country that contracts this model of Rolls-Royce turbines for its shipbuilding programs.
For Sam Cameron, vice president of defence of Rolls-Royce with the election of Japan and are three large users of this model of turbines. The MT30 gas turbines are the most powerful in the world today in the market and in service, a key feature for warships where a large power is needed in a small space, and that can meet the future power demand.
The increase in energy demand by marine companies around the world is a clear trend and Japan is offering a nominal power of more than 40 MW, the largest so far for this model without restrictions. “We have a long and successful history of power supply for the Japanese naval fleet dating back almost 50 years and our strategic relationship with Kawasaki Heavy Industries has allowed us to supply more than 200 gas turbines.”
The construction of the first class 30FF frigates will begin next year, and its entry into service is expected to be by 2022.
This turbine model is installed on the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. Also the Freedom class of the American Navy. The Republic of Korea launched the first of its FFXII frigates earlier this year and is powered by a single MT30. Finally, Italy has chosen them for their future LHDs.
Source: Sector Maritimo