Reinforcing engine power and backup power at sea

Since the 1950s, GE Vernova has been providing and servicing aeroderivative marine gas turbines. We’ll help find a versatile engine that pairs with your ship’s energy and propulsion profiles. Aeroderivative gas turbine packages result in faster installs and smaller footprints—making integration cost-effective for anyone looking for new kinds of efficient power in the cruise industry.

Is your cruise ship engine missing reliable, must-have power?

GE Vernova’s LM2500* gas turbines might be used on aircraft carriers and other military vessels, but their leading durability, availability, and reliability serve the cruise line industry in the four corners of the world. This includes Carnival Corporation’s brands, Holland America Line, Cunard Line, and Princess Cruises. The Royal Caribbean Group depends on this turbine for eight ships from their brands Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, making them one of the top global operators of LM2500 gas turbines, with 24 total in their fleet.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Serenade and Jewel Of The Seas ships docked in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin port. Passengers/ Tourists arrive for sunny island holiday.

With markedly high power density, >99% reliability, and >98% availability, what else makes our aeroderivatives sought after as cruise ship turbines?

Lower emissions: NOx at 15 ppm with SAC or dry low emissions technology

High reliability and availability: driven by our engine-exchange philosophy

Operational flexibility: five-minute startup and markedly high ramp rates

Configuration options: Sprint, SAC/DLE, black start, cold weather, and more

Grid-firming capable: quick start combined with synchronous condensing

Fuel flexibility: wide Wobbe index of 35 – 60 MWI, propane, hydrogen

Cogen and CHP fit: “right sized” for medium-to-low steam cogeneration

Power density: up to 7 x the power density of reciprocating engines



LM2500 & LM2500XPRESS* gas turbines

The most reliable aeroderivative gas turbine in the world, featuring reliability consistently above 99.8%. GE Vernova offers aeroderivative gas turbines for marine endeavors of all sizes. We’ve been improving them for 50 years, with 150 million operating hours worldwide. 

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