MT30 gas turbine passes a crucial test

Rolls-Royce’s MT30 gas turbine has achieved a major milestone for a contract to power the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multipurpose amphibious vessel. The company has successfully completed the factory acceptance test for the vessel’s first MT30 gas turbine. The vessel will be built by Fincantieri and Rolls-Royce was selected to provide two MT30 gas turbines to power the new 20 000 tonne vessel. The boat dock for helicopters will be built at the shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia. MT30 turbine produces 36 to 40 MW, and are also installed in ships HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales