Rolls-Royce, Northrop Grumman And DCN To Produce New Marine Engine

Thursday, November 02, 2000
Northrop Grumman Corp. and Rolls-Royce have signed an agreement with the French marine engineering company DCN to market and produce the WR-21 marine gas turbine engine. The business agreement, augmented by a license agreement between Northrop Grumman and DCN signed earlier this year, establishes a world-class team for the intercooled and recuperated WR-21. The WR-21 engine successfully completed the development phase of the U.S. Navy-, Royal Navy-, and French Navy-funded full-scale development program in February of this year. As a part of the completed development, the engine accumulated approximately 2,100 fired test hours including a 500-hour endurance test in Pyestock, England, in 1998 and a 500-hour endurance test at the U.S. Navy's test facility in Philadelphia, Pa., in late 1999. The final phase of the WR-21 program has now commenced, with DCN's facility in Indret performing the 3,000-hour endurance qualification in accordance with Memorandum of Understandings between the U.S. and U.K. and between the U.S. and France. On final completion of this phase in early 2002 and the subsequent shock test, the engine will be fully qualified for service under standards set by the U.S. Navy and will meet or exceed standards set by other navies in the world. In Indret, the first engine operation began in mid-October, and will be followed by the 3,000-hour endurance phase in late November. A full range of operating profiles will be undertaken that will strengthen the successful test record already established. This lengthy testing in Indret will serve to further reduce the risk normally associated with a new technology introduction, reaffirming the reliability and fuel economy for WR-21, thus resulting in one of the world's most extensively tested engines prior to entering service.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

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

MAN D&T Ready to Support Tier III Maritime Age

IMO decision to move forward with Tier III rules underscores MAN view that pushing technology readiness is right thing to do “We are ready for IMO Tier III”, said Dr.

Energy

BP Gulf Spill Trial Set For January

The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday,

Canada To Keep Keystone XL Issue Alive With White House

Far from giving up on the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday Canadawould keep the issue alive with the Obama

EU gives Geneva deal a chance before adopting new Russia sanctions

The European Union is holding off imposing further sanctions on Russia for now over its actions in Ukraine until it sees if a deal reached in Geneva last week works, EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.0939 sec (11 req/sec)