EVANDALE, Ohio, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- GE Canada is to continue its maintenance and logistics support services for LM2500 aero-derivative gas turbines on Halifax-class patrol frigates.
"We are now in our 15th year and fourth extension on a contract awarded by Public Services and Procurement Canada," said Brien Bolsinger, GE Marine vice president, Marine Operations. "This demonstrates that the contract provides the RCN [Royal Canadian Navy] with many benefits, most notably the impressive availability of the RCN's LM2500 fleet over the initial 14 years of the GE contract, which averaged 99.85 percent"
The LM2500 gas turbines are manufactured in the United States at a GE Marine facility in Ohio.
Backed by GE's extensive network of global field service technicians, the RCN has access to GE services located throughout the globe, providing immediate onsite around-the-clock technical support, GE said.
The new contract, similar to previous awards, provides for repair, overhaul and engineering support for the engines; parts warehousing and inventory management; support of RCN naval engineering school training curriculum for on-engine and equipment maintenance, and more.