GE Marine has entered into an agreement with Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik Ve Ticaret (STM) of Ankara, Turkey, to provide LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the Pakistan Navy’s new MILGEM multipurpose corvettes.
STM is the main propulsion system integrator for the MILGEM newbuilds.
The propulsion system for all the MILGEM ships consists of one LM2500 gas turbine in a combined diesel and gas (CODAG) turbine configuration with two diesel engines. The total propulsive power would be 31,600 kW.
In July 2018, the Pakistan Navy contracted for four MILGEM corvettes with Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme (ASFAT). Two of the vessels will be built in Turkey and the other two will be assembled in Pakistan.
The LM2500 gas turbines for the Pakistan Navy’s MILGEM programme will be manufactured at GE’s facility in Evendale, Ohio.
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