GE Marine Engines Powers Brilliance of the Seas

Wednesday, July 31, 2002
GE Marine Engines announced that a GE LM2500+ combined gas turbine and steam turbine integrated electric drive system (COGES) plant powers Royal Caribbean International's Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship which recently made its maiden voyage. The Brilliance of the Seas will sail in Europe, the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The 962-foot long ship has a passenger capacity of 2,100, is of 90,090 gross tonnage and has a cruising speed of 25 knots. Currently there are a total of six cruise ships in operation that use GE's LM2500+ COGES plant: two Royal Caribbean ships - Brilliance of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas -- and four Celebrity Cruises ships - Millennium, Infinity, Summit and Constellation. The COGES arrangement on each ship features two GE LM2500+ gas turbine-generators and one steam turbine-generator set for a total output of 59 megawatts. This electric drive configuration provides for both main ship propulsion as well as all onboard power generation. To date, the 12 LM2500+ gas turbines aboard the six ships have accumulated 75,000 hours in service. The COGES arrangement is a very efficient use of energy. Energy that otherwise would be lost in the gas turbine exhaust is captured by heat recovery steam generators to produce steam for steam turbine electric power generation and service steam use. The LM2500+ COGES ships operate on clean distillate fuel to significantly reduce emissions of most airborne pollutants and other particulates, as compared to a diesel electric power system operating on heavy fuel oil, which is customary for most cruise ships.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

Fishing Vessels Fit with Wärtsilä’s NOx Reducer

Wärtsilä said its new NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi,

NCL Spotlights Eco-Smart Cruising Program

On Earth Day, Norwegian Cruise Line NCL) celebrated key achievements from the past year that, as a part of its Eco-Smart Cruising program, help preserve the world's oceans.

Cruise Industry Highlights Environmental Efforts

In commemoration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the extensive efforts of the cruise industry and CLIA member lines

Navy

CNR: Innovation Maintains US Naval Advantages

An interview with Rear Adm. Matt Klunder, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Research What are your near term, mid-term and long term science and technology (S&T) objectives?

USS Taylor to Enter Black Sea

The U.S. Navy reported that the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., will enter the Black Sea April 22 to promote peace and stability in the region.

Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0990 sec (10 req/sec)