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Cat’s Land Drilling Power Module

Gen-set to feature increased power, improved performance

Posted on September 13, 2013

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has introduced the Cat G3516C generator set for global land drilling applications.

Available in early 2014, the G3516C offers an increased power rating of 1555 eKW at 1800 r/min. The company said this next generation drilling module features improved performance at low engine loads and maintains a compact footprint comparable to diesel power modules used in drilling applications today.

Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A., the new G3516C is based on the proven G3516 gen-set platform, which has been powering oilfield drilling applications for over eight years, Cat said.

Along with improved power capability and optimized footprint, the G3516C will also be EPA Spark-Ignited Non-Road Mobile certified upon availability in spring 2014. Cat said the G3516C has been engineered to offer improved transient response, fuel tolerance and altitude/ambient capability to maximize product flexibility for various drilling applications.