AEI: Marine Engines
Note: This is a sub-section of AEI
Metropolitan-Vickers produced steam turbines and gearboxes for merchant and naval vessels, both for propulsion and for electricity generation.
After the second world war they produced marine propulsion gas turbines and gearboxes.
Combined steam and gas turbines were developed for naval propulsion.
Production of naval machinery continued under AEI.
In the late 1960s there was a demand for steam turbines for the new breed of very large tankers and fast container ships. AEI, and then English Electric-AEI produced a number of sets of geared steam turbine propulsion machinery for Esso and for Atlantic Container Lines.