Powering SAN ANTONIO

Fairbanks Morse Engine to Provide Propulsion for US Navy’s SAN ANTONIO-Class LPD 29

 

The US Navy (USN) awarded Fairbanks Morse, EnPro Industries company,  a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD 29, the USN’s 13th SAN ANTONIO landing platform dock (LPD) class ship.

Construction of the engines will begin in 2019 and they are scheduled to be delivered in 2020 to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Fairbanks Morse will then support installation, testing, and sea trials for the vessel. The four sequentially turbocharged 16-cylinder Colt-Pielstick PC 2.5 diesel engines with common rail (CR) fuel injection will deliver over 31MW of propulsion power and are among the largest medium speed diesel engines manufactured in the United States. 

We are excited about this contract because the four engines being delivered will have a proven, fuel efficient common rail fuel injection system which will deliver many benefits to the USN,” said Andrew Smith, business leader of Fairbanks Morse’s marine segment. “Over the ship’s operational lifetime, the common rail fuel system will improve fuel consumption and reduce engine maintenance, thereby lowering lifecycle costs.”

 

 

Publish date

01/11/2018

Sign up to our newsletter and stay up to date.

News

Air

C4ISR

Components / Systems

Cyber

Defence Business

Homeland Security

International Security

Land

Latin America (Spanish)

Logistics

Naval

Training & Simulation

Space

Special Forces

Unmanned

Publications

Contact Us

Contact Info

Mönch Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Christine-Demmer-Straße 7
53474 Bad Neuenahr – Ahrweiler

+49 2641 3703 – 0

+49 2641 3703 – 199

Follow On

X