GE’s Marine Solutions will be supplying LM2500 marine gas turbines to Indian Navy to power P17A stealth frigates for which construction would be starting next year.
The gas turbines will be provided by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine division, Bangalore, India under the authorized license, the company announced Wednesday.
The Indian Navy will build seven next-generation P17A frigates at Mazagon Dock and GRSE. The new ships are a follow-on to the Shivalik-class P17 program.
“GE’s in-country partner HAL already has delivered 11 LM2500 gas turbines to the Indian Navy, including those that power three P17 frigates Shivalik, Satpura and Sahyadri launched in April 2003, June 2004, and May 2005, respectively,” GE’s marine operations vice president Brien Bolsinger said.
HAL will assemble and test the LM2500 gas turbines prior to installation. Licensed by GE, HAL will also provide service and support including inspection, spare parts, maintenance and equipment overhauls for GE industrial and marine gas turbines.
Separately, four GE LM2500 gas turbines will power the Indian Navy’s P-71 Indigenous Aircraft (INS Vikrant) Carrier that is expected to be delivered by the end of 2018.