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Figure 3.— -GE's Family of Marine Gas Tur- bines


Model Rating Efficiency

LM5000 55,000 bhp 38%

LM2500 32,400 bhp 37%

LM1600 20,000 bhp 36%

LM500 6,000 bhp 32%

LM120 1,850 bhp 32% trialized aircraft gas turbines. As an example, the LM120 has been se- lected as the prime mover for the marine propulsion system demon- strator for the U.S. Marine Corps' new high-speed amphibious assault vehicle.

The shift to marine gas turbines in international navies has not been limited to high-speed, lightweight patrol craft. LM2500-based marine propulsion systems are powering the largest naval ships recently commis- sioned, e.g., the Italian Navy's air- craft carrier Garibaldi and the

Spanish Navy's aircraft carrier

Principle de Asturias. Moreover, this same pattern is emerging in the

U.S. Navy with the selection of an

LM2500-based propulsion system for the AOE-6 fast support ship (displacement 55,000 tons) and ap- parent recommendation of the same system for the LHD-5 amphibious assault ship (displacement 43,000 tons). The merits of marine gas tur- bine propulsion of design simplicity, lower first cost, higher system avail- ability, and lower life-cycle costs are now recognized to be applicable to all classes of naval ships from fast patrol boats to large aircraft carriers and support ships. Additionally, the

U.S. Navy is now reaping major lo- gistics benefits from its standardiza- tion to the LM2500.

The marine gas turbine has been responsible for the emergence of an- other market, i.e., propulsion sys- tem modernization. With the esca- lation in the cost of replacing ships, many navies are planning to mod- ernize current ships and thus extend their life by 15 or 20 years. The first major step in this direction will be the re-engining of an aircraft carrier with LM2500 gas turbines. The compactness of gas turbines plus the availability of fluid couplings that permit the retention of shaft- ing, propellers and gearboxes make virtually any steam propulsion sys- tem amenable to modernization with current marine gas turbines.

Broader consideration of this con- cept is anticipated as new ship prices continue to rise exponential- ly-

The future for marine gas tur- bines in naval ships appears very bright as the emphasis on design flexibility, system availability, and life-cycle costs continues to domi- nate the propulsion system selection process. The combined develop- ment of electric-drive transmission systems and an intercooled regener- ative gas turbine should further heighten the commitment of naval ship designers and operators to gas turbine propulsion.

It remains to be seen when ma- rine gas turbines will challenge the dominance of the ubiquitous diesel in the commercial marine market.

The demand for speed, the value of space, and the value of on-charter

April, 1989 time, i.e., ship availability, are mili- tating in favor of the high-power density and reliability of marine gas turbines. These factors coupled with the proven performance of engines like GE's LM2500 would suggest that gas-turbine-powered cruise lin- ers, containerships, and car/passen- ger ferries may be just over the hori- zon.

For free literature detailing the full line of marine gas turbine en- gines offered by GE for both naval and commercial applications,

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Improved Elliot Life Raft

Passes USCG Testing And

SOLAS 1983 Amendments

Elliot recently passed the SOLAS 1983 amendments and USCG test- ing for their redesigned and im- proved life raft, the company once again being the first U.S. life raft manufacturer to have approval for its full line of inflatable life rafts, including its 25-man davit- launched life raft.

The parent company, Seaco, Inc., offers sales and servicing facilities worldwide through its extensive network of factory authorized dis- tributors.

For more information and free lit- erature on Elliot life rafts,

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International Conference & Exhibition

Kensington Exhibition Centre

London 24-25 May 1989

Day 1: Wednesday 24 May 09.15 CONFERENCE OPENS

Session 1: Markets and Marketing

The Short Cruise Market -

Europe and North America

S. Buchin, Vice President,

Temple, Barker & Sloane Inc.,

Lexinston, Massachusetts, USA

The Cruise Ferry - responding to the market

K. Levander, Senior Vice President,

Wartsila Marine, Passenger Vessels, Turku, Finland

Cruise Line Pricing and Distribution:

An Analysis of Industry and

Technological Changes

D L Tatzin, Senior Consultant,

Arthur D. Little International,

San Francisco, California, USA

Papers discussed by ship operator panel:

G. Hughes, Managing Director,

Canberra Cruises and Princess Voyages, London

B.Crisp, UK Director,

Cunard Line Limited, London

E.T. Phippin, Director,

CTC Lines, London

N. Costa, Chairman,

Costa Crociere SpA, Italy

The Theme Cruise Concept

P. J. Compton,

Zeller Compton Stafford & Associates, Inc.,

Coconut Grove, Florida, USA

Niche Marketing in the Cruise Business (opportunities for new and existing cruise lines)

J. Lewis, President and D. Sarel, Director,

Market Scope, Miami, Florida, USA

Papers discussed by ship operator panel

Session 2: Destination Development

Cruise Tourism Infrastructure - on-shore satisfaction

R.V.P. Kaufman, Executive Vice President,

TC International Inc/Concorde Group,

New York, USA

Destination Development

R.J. Zeller,

Zeller Compton Stafford & Associates, Inc.,

Coconut Grove, Florida, USA

Development of the Underwater

Leisure Industry

M. Mouton, Pres dent,

Sea Designers Inc., Miami, Florida, USA

Session 3: Shipboard Revenue

Shipboard Revenues - meeting the challenge of change

F. Taylor, Director -

Retail Operations & Development,

Allders International Limited, Eastleigh, UK

The Control of Shrinkage (theft etc.)

K.P Dulieu, Managing Director,

Capitol Consultants, Chipstead, UK

Hotel Maritime Catering for Cruise Vessels

L.A. Fraser, (formerly, Chief Executive Officer, of Poseidon Services, Miami, USA)

Casino Management on land and sea: oceans apart?

P. Hoetzinger; Vice President,

Casinos Austria International, Vienna, Austria

Session 4: Interior Design (This Session will be held in parallel to Session 2.

Speakers and panellists to be announced)

Day 2: Thursday 25 May

Session 5: Operational Efficiency

Ferry goes Cruising -

The development of common denominators between Ferry and Cruise Shipping

F. Widell and K. Brogren,

Marine Trading, Halmstad, Sweden

A Hotel approach to Shipboard Management and Operation

U.F. Baur, President & Managing Director,

Flototel Management Service AG,

Rapperswil, Switzerland

Ship handling simulators for Optimisation of Manoeuvring Strategies of

Cruise Ships in Ports.

A case study for the m.s. 'Fantasy" of

Carnival Cruise Lines

V. Fabietti, Chief Coordinator New Buildings,

Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Florida, USA

S.M. Payne, Naval Architect,

Technical Marine Planning, London

Th. Elzinga, Head Port and Traffic Analysis Dept, and A. Rem, Project Manager,

MARIN, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Session 6: Fast Ferries (Held in parallel with Sessions 5 and 7)

Swath Ocean - now a serious market contender

T.D. Kelly, Corporate Secretary,

Swath Ocean Systems, Inc.,

Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA

Jetfoils on the Ostend-Dover route.

A technical and commercial appraisal

J J Charlier, Research Associate NFSR,

Institute of Geography UCL,

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Thames Riverbus - innovation in a traditional environment

R.M. Mabbott, Thames Line Pic, London

The 71-metre Wave Piercer Ferry - comes of age

P.C. Hercus, Managing Director,

International Catamaran Designs Pty Ltd.,

Sydney, Australia


Application of Waterjet Propulsion Systems to Fast and Slow Passenger Ferries

A. Gasparri, Riva Calzom SpA, Milan, Italy 45 Knot/800 passenger ferry - a new realistic alternative for ferry routes

A. Ulvesaeter, Vice President,

Cirrus a.s., Bergen, Norway

Session 7: Passenger Terminals

London's new cruise facilities and their impact on tourism in the 1990's

J. McNab, Chief Executive, Port of Tilbury and D. Jeffrey, Chief Executive,

River Division, Port of London Authority

Multi-purpose Passenger Terminals in the 1990's

C.T. Burke, Port Everglades Authority,

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Ferry Terminal Design Considerations

S.M. Kowleski, Marine Consultant,

K&W International, San Francisco, California, USA

Session 8: Ship Design

Naval Architecture and Cruise Ship Design - the design process

B. Naerstad, Manager,

Platou Ship Design, Oslo, Norway

Fire Safety in Passenger Vessel Design

M. Murtagh,* Chief, and B. Cameron, Staff Engineer,

Fire Protection Section, Ship Design Branch,

Marine Technical and Hazardous Materials

Division, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters,

Washington DC, USA. (*Marjorie Murtagh is also Chairman of the

U.S. SOLAS Working Group on Fire Protection)

Features of the first modern cruise vessel built by Japan "Fuji Maru"

K. Keiji, General Manager,

Technical Division, Mitsui O S K. Lines Ltd., and

M. Kobayashi, Deputy Manager,

Ship Design Department,

Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works,

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan

How the new pollution regulations affect the cruise industry

F. Hovland, Manager,

Norsk Hydro AS, Notodden, Norway

Ferry Vessel Stretch -

Efficiency through modernisation (A limited budget does not necessarily preclude the satisfaction of a rising demand on ferry space)

R.S. Dossett and W.J. Owens,

Ferry Division, North Carolina Dept. of Transport,

Morehead City, North Carolina, USA 17 30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

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