GE To Offer Digital Solutions For Gas Turbines On The New IAC-1 Vikrant For The Indian Navy
- According to a statement from GE, navies that use GE gas turbines have support all over the world, both on land and at sea, and can work better with other allied ships.
- With GE's split casing compressor and power turbine design, in-situ maintenance is possible, and a gas turbine removal is often not needed.
The India branch of GE has made a deal with Cochin Shipyard Limited to give the LM2500 marine gas turbines that power the Indian Navy’s IAC-1 Vikrant, which was put into service in August 2022, better digital capabilities.
“GE Marine gas turbines are known for operating well and being the most reliable in their class. Steve Rogers, Director of Marketing and Business Development for GE Marine, said, “With this innovative digital solution offering, which is being managed by our subsidiary GE India Industrial Pvt Ltd, GE continues to show its advanced technologies and commitment to technology programmes in India.”
According to GE, the digital solutions suite would include GE’s SmartSignal solution, which would give the Navy early warnings of equipment conditions that could cause engine damage and lead to unplanned losses.
“These early signs can help the Navy do its job better and lower operational risk. With GE’s proprietary predictive analytics technology, which is built into the “digital twin” of Vikrant’s gas turbine engine on land, the Navy will be able to move towards a truly predictive mode of operation for its gas turbine propulsion, the company said.
According to a statement from GE, navies that use GE gas turbines have support all over the world, both on land and at sea, and can work better with other allied ships.
GE has put gas turbines on 633 naval ships around the world. They also make 95% of the gas turbines used for propulsion in the US Navy fleet.
“With GE’s split casing compressor and power turbine design, in-situ maintenance is possible, and a gas turbine removal is often not needed. This saves navies millions of dollars a year and weeks or months of ship downtime,” the company said.