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GE to Showcase Marine Technologies that Fit the Needs of RAN Hunter Class at the Pacific 2019 International Maritime Exposition
Oct 07, 2019
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  • GE’s hybrid propulsion system will power the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship
  • GE is committed to delivering energy efficient and reliable solutions to meet future naval needs

Paris—October 7, 2019—This week at the Pacific 2019 maritime exposition, GE (NYSE: GE) is proud to showcase some of its marine electric propulsion technologies and its leading naval expertise that is helping to strengthen the capabilities of navies around the world.

GE offers integrated full electric propulsion and hybrid electric propulsion systems for a wide range of naval ships. These reliable and flexible solutions help customers drive operational excellence, efficiency and meet environmental regulations.

Electrification is increasingly becoming part of the key naval technologies to drive greater fuel economy, achieve higher levels of redundancy, enable more flexible vessel layout design, and significantly reduce noise through waveform smoothing technology on drives, electromagnetic design and patented anti-vibration technology in the motors.

GE’s hybrid electric propulsion system is the chosen technology to power the Royal Navy’s latest Type 26 Global Combat Ship, which makes GE’s technology an ideal fit for future Royal Australian Navy programs such as the Hunter Class.

Leveraging GE’s long-standing experience providing marine and naval propulsion solutions, its Marine Power Test Facility (MPTF) is the only commercial land-based facility in the world that is capable of full-scale testing of complete integrated naval power and propulsion systems from ship fit prime movers through to propulsion at up to 20MW scale.

Andy Cooper, general manager at GE’s Power Conversion business, U.K., said: “For almost three decades, GE has supported the Royal Navy with world-class technology, and the MPTF has helped support the majority of the naval fleet over many years, including frigates, destroyers, assault ships and tankers. We are proud to bring this unique capability, providing confidence in operational readiness.”

About GE

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About GE Power

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit www.ge.com/power, and follow GE Power on Twitter  and on LinkedIn.

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For more information, contact:

Wenlin Jin, GE
Power Conversion, External Affairs
+33 (0)1 85 32 23 94
wenlin.jin@ge.com

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