Delivered in 2007, the Tonnerre BPC is the second ship of the Mistral Class, the French Navy's first all-electric warships. The power-generation system consists of three Wärtsilä 16V32 and one Wärtsilä 18V200 generating sets, together providing 20.8 MW power for propulsion and services. (photo courtesy of Dominique Pipet)
The Mistral and Tonnerre BPC (bâtiment de projection et de commandement) are the French Navy's new amphibious assault, command, and power projection ships.
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Tonnerre BPC, second ship of the Mistral Class