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Cat Introduces Offshore Gen-Set

Providing main, emergency, essential services power on drilling and production rigs, platforms, vessels

Posted on May 5, 2014

Caterpillar Oil & Gas has introduced a new platform to the Cat C175-16 offshore generator set, offering a 50 Hz power rating for offshore drilling and production applications.

The existing Cat C175-16 model is available with 1833 ekW at 60 Hz (1200 r/min) of rated power, while the new Cat C175-16 offshore generator set offers 2300 ekW at 50 hz (1500 r/min) of rated power. The company said its new offering is ideal for providing main, emergency and essential services power on drilling and production rigs, platforms and vessels.

The MCS type-approved, 50 Hz C175 offers 25o tilt capability, an integral feature for solutions providing emergency power on semisubmersible rigs. Its high power density also provides customers a significant weight advantage when compared to medium speed engines, the company said.

Driven by two ADEM A4 engine control modules, the IMO Tier 2 compliant C175-16 engine features full redundancy, improved performance, engine protection, and low emissions operation. The ADEM A4 system, together with the Cat Alarm and Protection System, provides offshore customers with a simplified operator interface that includes remote monitoring and control.

The company said the C175-16 incorporates a high-pressure common rail fuel system that delivers multiple precise fuel injections within a single combustion event, resulting in lower emissions, noise, improved performance and reduced fuel consumption.