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Modular Gas Turbine Propulsors: A Viable Alternative for Today's Merchant Fleet

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Gas turbines offer the commercial shipping industry the best power to volume ratio available for a propulsion package. When coupled with a podded propulsor, gas turbines can be placed in a module anywhere on the vessel, allowing optimal use of vessel space for cargo. As the shipping market continues to evolve, modular gas turbines seem to be the logical choice for future vessels. The object of this paper is to demonstrate the substantial increase in profits associated with a modular gas turbine propulsion package.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-04-01

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