Rolls Royce installs turbine in HMS Queen Elizabeth

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LONDON (ShareCast) - Rolls Royce (LSE: RR.L - news) has completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbines into the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The company stated that two MT30s would be installed in each ship and would provide two thirds of the 109 megawatts needed to power the 65,000 tonne ships - enough energy to power a town the size of Swindon.

The MT30s are being installed as part of a Gas Turbine Alternator which also includes an alternator and gas turbine enclosure, weighing a total of 120 tonnes.

Tony Wood, President of Rolls-Royce Marine, said: "The successful installation of the first MT30 marks a significant milestone in the Queen Elizabeth class programme."

He added: "We are extremely pleased to be part of this programme working alongside our many partners in delivering sophisticated power and propulsion systems for these magnificent ships."

Tony Graham, Head (Other OTC: HEDYY - news) of Capital Ships at the Ministry of Defence, said: "To have successfully lifted the most powerful engine in the Royal Navy onto the biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy using the biggest capacity gantry crane in Europe is an important event in the construction of the Queen Elizabeth. Everyone involved should take huge pride in their contribution to this national endeavour."

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