Valour Class Patrol Corvette

Gas Turbine Room

The VALOUR Class ships are the first large warships to use water-jet propulsion. Power to drive the impeller is provided by the GE LM2500 gas turbine that produces 20 megawatts. It can run independently or in conjunction with the diesel engines, allowing the ship to reach a speed of approximately 30 knots.

Seen here is the approach to the gas turbine. The turbine is fitted inside a special...

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...container that dampens noise and enables fast replacement. Extensive use is made of sound dampening materials on inlets and outlets to the gas turbine.

Close-up of the turbine

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