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David Brown Gear Systems

Marine Transmissions

Marine Transmissions

Internationally recognised as the most capable and innovative supplier of bespoke marine transmissions systems from LNG freighters to aircraft carriers.

David Brown offers the design and manufacturing capability and the resource strength to develop advanced gearing solutions precisely meeting the most demanding requirements in the marine transmission industry.

Delivering power where it is needed is a vital role in the creation of turbine-driven marine propulsion systems and requires a partner with the expertise, experience and corporate strength to deliver innovative and durable solutions. The marine heritage of David Brown is formed out of David Brown Engineering, Maag Italia, the business of Alstom Gears (formerly GEC Marine & Industrial Gears), Modern Wheel Drive and the gear making facility of the former Vickers Shipbuilding & Engineering Limited (VSEL) Group.

We have the facilities worldwide to create and support the most advanced power delivery mechanisms for the widest range of propulsion systems and engine configurations, drawing on a comprehensive knowledge of the marine industry. Working closely with world-leading design consultants, ship builders and owners, David Brown adds value to original propulsion concepts.

Commercial Marine Transmissions

The same experience and leading edge technology found in David Brown naval gear systems is utilised to design and manufacture state of the art propulsion systems for commercial vessels of all types, including liquid natural gas carriers.

  • High power density gearbox design
  • Optimum design solutions for your propulsion requirements
  • Design to any recognised inspecting authority rules / class
  • Full product quality assured to the latest international standards.

Marine Transmission Applications

David Brown gearboxes drive frigates & destroyers across the world, including every British naval frigate & destroyer – demanding applications with no room for failure, while the main gearing for the British Navy's aircraft carriers is driven by David Brown technology. The world's leading nuclear powered attack submarines are dependent on David Brown gearboxes both for silent primary transmission and also for the highly specialist application of transmitting the power for their weapons discharge system. Whether on surface or below water, David Brown has over 80 years of experience in Naval propulsion and os suppling marine transmissions.

Power source configurations available:

  • Diesel
  • Nuclear

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