Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors Corporation has manufactured industrial gas turbines for nearly 30 years and marine gas turbines for nearly 20 years. Allison marine gas turbines have been produced in both the 501-K and 570/571-K engine product lines. Each Allison marine application provided unique challenges to a successful installation. This paper will describe the major Allison marine propulsion and power generation installations, and will discuss the challenges presented by, and solutions for, each project.

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