Caterpillar to power jackup rigs for FTS

Offshore staff

BEIJING, China – Longzhu Oilfield Services (S) Pte. Ltd. has selected Cat C175-16 and Cat C32 generator sets to power four jackup newbuilds in China for FTS Derricks Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Falcon Energy.

Five Cat C175-16 generator sets, each with rated power of 1930 bkW at 1,200 rpm, will be used as the prime power for each jackup while 1x Cat C32 generator set providing emergency power. The newbuilds are under construction at Shanhaiguan Shipyard in China for delivery over the next two years.

The Cat C175-16 is designed for high-power density and lower-emissions offshore drilling. Offering 20% more installed power than previous models, the Cat C175-16 allows for deeper drilling and higher mud pump loading. Its compact footprint offers significant weight savings when compared to medium-speed engines and allows for retrofit with today’s Cat 3516C HD module design. In addition, its control system provides for easy interface with the local rig network, and can be controlled and monitored remotely.

The Cat C175-16 uses a high-pressure fuel pump and control valve that deliver multiple precise injections within a single combustion event, resulting in lower emissions, improved performance, and reduced fuel consumption. Driven by the ADEM A4 controller, the Cat C175-16 engine management system features full redundancy and provides superior performance, even in the most demanding environments. The fuel system directly impacts customers overall owning and operating costs as the fuel consumption has been optimized for typical drilling load.



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