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Brady, Carl. "Gas Turbines Offer Cruise Ship Pay-Off," Marine Log, 1988, 93:8 (Sept), 41-45

The marine gas turbine boasts the attributes of low weight and volume, high thermal efficiency, and high reliability, features which make it attractive for cruise ship propulsion. Application of the General Electric LM2500 gas engine to cruise ship propulsion is considered. The higher specific power of the LM2500 engine, relative to pr
evious generations of marine engines, results in a smaller engine for the same power and in reduced inlet and exhaust ducting. The modern cruise ship, with high power requirements for propulsion and hotel loads, coupled with high heat loads for freshwater distillation and air conditioning reheaters, represents a natural fit for an LM2500 total energy system.