Eight Daegu-class frigates are scheduled to be built. The first MT30 gas turbine has been successfully installed in Ship 1 and is currently successfully supporting the commissioning of ROK Daegu’s propulsion system. 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.
According to Rolls Royce;
“The MT30 gas turbine is the world’s most powerful in-service marine gas turbine with the highest power density and will deliver a high power output in a compact space.
Rolls-Royce MT30s are in service with the US Navy’s Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship and already successfully powering the Zumwalt class. MT30 has been selected for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship and is powering the Royal Navy’s new Aircraft Carriers. On HMS Queen Elizabeth the two MT30 gas turbine alternators have now been released to full power. MT30 has been recently selected for the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock”
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