Abstract

Gas turbines are typically selected for propulsion or power generation on marine vessels because of their excellent power-to-weight ratio, fuel flexibility, long maintenance intervals, and reliability. These machines are operating in challenging conditions that are linked to salty and humid air, constant vessel movement, or lack of rigid foundation. This paper presents a novel gas turbine installation on the top deck of a shuttle tanker ship and its innovative integration into the vessel’s power generation system, and discusses the technical solutions that were developed to comply with the latest safety and environmental regulations.

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