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$28.4M for LCAC Marine Turbine Engines

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Incoming…(click to enlarge) Vericor Power Systems, LLC in Alpharetta, GA received a $28.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for the manufacture, testing and delivery of 20 ETF40B marine gas turbine engines and 4 Pack-Up Kit spare engines for the Landing Craft-Air Cushion Service Life Extension Program. Work will be performed at Standard Aero Energy in Winnipeg, Canada under a 2005 partnership agreement, and is expected to be complete by December 2008. The contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC (N00024-06-D-4107). The LCAC Hovercraft uses four engines per vessel (two engines for lift and two engines for propulsion), and these efforts are part of a larger program to refurbish the USA’s LCAC fleet… LCAC into LPD-9(click to enlarge) As part of the USA’s effort to upgrade its LCAC hovercraft and keep them in service, the existing TF40B engines are being replaced by the Enhanced TF40B. ETF40B engines generate over 15% more power at Maximum Intermittent Power, and offer improved fuel efficiency with significantly reduced maintenance efforts. This was achieved through redesign of the compressor and turbine sections, boosting maximum horsepower output to 4,745 hp on a 100F day. This additional power allows execution of a majority […]

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