Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has been accorded a licence by General Electric (GE) to carry out repairs and maintenance on the latter’s LM2500 marine gas turbines at its engine plant at Ría de Ferrol, Spain.
The deal, which was signed on 20 October by Navantia president Esteban García Vilasánchez and GE’s global sales director David Nelson, ratifies a preliminary agreement that was reached in July.
More than 1,450 engines of the type have been fitted in ships worldwide, and the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) is among 35 international naval clients, said the two companies in a joint statement.
As there is no geographical limit on the licence accorded, the agreement allows Navantia to develop a new line of business activity with naval operators worldwide, said a company spokesperson.
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