Rolls-Royce to supply MT30 marine gas turbines to ROK Navy DAEGU-class
Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply MT30 marine gas turbines to power the next three ships in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy’s DAEGU-class frigate programme.
Eight DAEGU-class frigates (also known as FFX Batch 2) are scheduled to be built. The first ship being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) was launched at DSME’s Okpo shipyard in June 2016. Ship 2 will also be built by DSME and Ships 3 and 4 by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) SNSD. The MT30 gas turbines for Ships 2 and 3 are due to be delivered in the second half of 2018 and for Ship 4 very early in 2019.
The frigates are intended for a variety of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-air warfare, patrol, surveillance, search and rescue, protection of EEZ, and transport.
“Our continued supply to this programme validates our on-going relationship with DSME and HHI,” Don Roussinos, Rolls-Royce, President – Naval, said. “The DAEGU class is an exciting programme. It is the world’s first frigate to use a single MT30 in the compact package and our first application for MT30 outside the UK and US markets. The MT30 gas turbine has been successfully installed in Ship 1 and is currently successfully supporting the commissioning of ROK DAEGU’s propulsion system. We understand that MT30 has powered the ship to meet its full speed requirement.”