HMS Queen Elizabeth
The HMS “Queen Elizabeth” is expected to enter service between 2019 and 2023. The prime movers selected for the generating sets are two 12-cylinder and two 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 38 engines for each ship. (photo courtesy of BVT)
They will supply 40 MW of the total installed power of over 100 MW, the remainder coming from two gas turbine alternators. Wärtsilä engines were selected for their durability, reliability, cost-efficiency, extended interval time between maintenance, and full compliance with current and foreseen emission regulations.
The new Queen Elizabeth-class carriers will give the UK the ability to project military power more than 700 nautical miles, over land as well as sea, from anywhere in the world. The HMS “Queen Elizabeth” and HMS “Prince of Wales” will be the largest warships ever built in the UK, and the most capable aircraft carriers outside of the U.S. Navy.
|Name||HMS Queen Elizabeth|
|Builder||BAE Systems Surface Ships, Thales Group, Babcock Marine in the UK|
|Commissioned||Expected to enter service between 2019 and 2023|
|Speed||26 + knots|
|Airgroup crew||up to 900|
|Wärtsilä's scope of supply|
|Generating sets||Two Wärtsilä 16V38 generating sets
Two Wärtsilä 12V38 generating sets
One Wärtsilä 12V200 emergency generating set