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Gas turbines
Rolls-Royce pioneered the use of aero-derivative gas
turbines for ship propulsion back in the 1950s. Gas turbines
are exceptionally power dense, enabling significant amounts
of power to be placed in small spaces, and have therefore
been selected to power yachts, hydrofoils, naval vessels
and hovercraft.

With over 1000 gas turbines in naval service, Rolls-Royce is

continuing its tradition of transforming successful aero gas
turbines into marine engines. The 36MW MT30 that uses
Trent aero engine technology, is meeting the growing power
requirements of future naval programmes in both mechanical
and electric drive. Smallest of the range, the MT7, weighing
just 441kg delivers 4 – 5MW and has been selected to power
the US Navy’s new Ship-to-Shore Connector hovercraft.
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RR4500 generator set
gas turbines The RR4500 core is the MT5S engine, a single shaft, high-
pressure ratio gas turbine with a fourteen-stage axial
Rolls-Royce pioneered the use of aero-derivative gas turbines in compressor and boost compressor module. A four-stage turbine
marine propulsion, primarily for naval vessels. Today more than 20 is supported on a roller bearing structure for optimum reliability.
navies use our marine gas turbines and are benefiting from our ongoing The combustor is similar to the energy parent design ensuring
investment that brings the latest aero technology to the marine market. the RR4500 has an exceptionally low emissions signature. All
prime auxiliary systems are driven from the on-engine gearbox.
AG9140 generator set
The AG9140 uses the 501-K34 gas turbine, derived from T56 that It powers the US Navy’s DDG-1000 multi-mission destroyers and
powers the C130 Hercules, and is the US Navy’s on-board ship has been designed to meet all US Navy requirements.
generator. The 501-K34 is in service on three US Navy ship classes and
with the South Korean navy and Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force.
More than 200 AG9140 units have been delivered for the DDG51
program. The later units feature redundant independent mechanical
start using the A250-KS4 mechanical starter, enabling a black ship start
from two 12volt batteries.

Key features:

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• Designed to meet • Local or remote control
MIL-S 901D shock • Full Authority Digital
Key features: • Electric start Control (FADC)
• Lightweight and modular • Mechanical starter for black • Minimal structural • No post shutdown restart
• Local or remote control ship start borne noise restrictions
• MIL-G-22077 qualified • Full Authority Digital
• Shock tested to MILS-901D Control (FADC)

Technical data Technical data

Power (kW) Weight (kg) Dimensions (m) turbine Generator Power (kW) Weight (kg) Dimensions (m) turbine Generator
LxWxH speed speed (rpm) LxWxH speed speed (rpm)
(rpm) (rpm)

3000 29710 8.66 x 2.38 x 3.38 14600 1800 3900 51392 9.73 x 3.11 x 4.36 14600 1800
4300 (int)

(ratings at sea level with 5” and 10” exhaust losses, 40% relative humidity, 100ºF inlet temperature, enclosure (ratings at sea level with 6” inlet and 10” exhaust losses, 40% relative humidity, 100ºF inlet temperature,
ventilation, and generator and gearbox losses) enclosure ventilation, and generator and gearbox losses)
All data subject to change without prior notice. All data subject to change without prior notice.

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Mt7 marine gas turbine Mt30 marine gas turbine
The compact MT7 incorporates the latest in gas turbine technology for The MT30 integrates the very latest in marine gas turbine
a market leading power to weight ratio with excellent fuel efficiency and technology to give operators of gas turbine powered vessels
performance retention. It is a member of the AE aero engine family that efficiency and reliability in a compact package with a market
has accumulated over 48 million operating hours and shares common leading power-to-weight ratio.
core architecture with the AE1107C that powers the V22 Osprey tilt-rotor
aircraft. Cold end drive, twin-shaft axial design makes it a lightweight yet Designed with 50 to 60 per cent fewer parts than other aero-derived
powerful unit . gas turbines in its class, to minimise maintenance costs, the MT30
has a twin-spool, high-pressure ratio gas generator with free
MT7 is well suited to a variety of system configurations offering ship power turbine. It maintains operating efficiency down to 25MW
designers and builders increased flexibility in terms of propulsion and can be configured in either mechanical, electrical or hybrid
system layout, and can be configured for either mechanical or drive configurations.
electrical drive.
2008 marked the entry into service of the MT30 powering the US
It has been selected to power the US Navy’s new Ship-to-Shore Navy’s first of class littoral combat ship, USS Freedom.
Connector (SSC) hovercraft built by Textron Marine & Land Systems.

Key features:

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Key features: • Excellent performance retention into machinery rooms
• Compact and powerful • Member of the AE engine family, and no power loss between • Over 40% thermal efficiency
• Capable of meeting the over 4,500 delivered with 48 overhauls • Modular design for simplified
requirements of hovercraft and million plus operating hours • Member of the aero Trent engine maintenance
ship propulsion • Low-cost performance upgrades engine family • Low airborne and structural
• Shares common core architecture available for more power or • Minimal number of off-package noise signature
with the AE1107C aero engine extended life modules allows easy integration • ABS, Lloyds and DNV Certified

Technical data
Technical data
Power Weight Dimensions Output shaft (rpm) Output
Power Weight Length Diameter turbine speed (kW) (kg) (m) LxWxH alternator drive shaft (rpm)
(kW) Unpackaged (mm) (mm) (rpm) mechanical
(kg) drive
36MW or 6500
40MW unpackaged 3000 (50Hz)
4-5 441 1500 877 15000 8.7 x 2.66 x 3.6 3300
flat rated to 30000 3600 (60Hz)
38°c packaged*

All data subject to change without prior notice. * dependent on options All data subject to change without prior notice.

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