BELOIT

Fairbanks Morse continues to land major military contracts to outfit naval ships with the company’s diesel engines.

The Beloit manufacturer announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to build four diesel propulsion engines for installation in LPD 30, an amphibious warship being built for the U.S. Navy.

Under the contract, Fairbanks Morse will deliver the engines late in 2020 to Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, where it also will help install and test the engines and run them through sea trials, the company said.

The Fairbanks engines, which are categorized as fuel-efficient, medium-sized, 16-cylinder turbocharged engines, will power a ship designed to transport up to 500 U.S. Marines and a month’s supply of cargo.

Fairbanks Morse has been building engines for the Navy and U.S. Coast Guard for the last seven decades.

The contract announced Tuesday comes after Fairbanks Morse landed contracts to build engines for two other Navy ships.

The company also is working on two other contracts: a multimillion-dollar, multiyear contract with the Military Sealift Command, a fleet of vessels that services Navy ships at sea, and a contract to build eight engines that will be used in four Royal Saudi Navy frigates.

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