RIO DE JANEIRO – Caterpillar Oil & Gas is launching the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module, a new modular solution for FPSO and offshore platform main power, at the 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro.
The Cat Offshore Power Generation Module is a turnkey EPC scope, scalable, single lift, modular power plant that includes full integration into the FPSO or platform structural design. This product leverages Caterpillar engine technology with the vessel design expertise of Deltamarin, a Finnish naval architecture and engineering company that was integral to the development of the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module.
The Cat power generation solution was designed for FPSO and fixed production platform main power applications in cases where a gas turbine is not ideal. Available from 4 to 17.3 eMW per module, the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module is designed to run on liquid, diesel, crude and heavy fuel oil, gas, or in dual fuel mode.
The modular layout is expandable to provide power for future upgrades. The design is complemented with flexible manufacturing to enable a module to be assembled anywhere in the world. Additionally, the module is equipped with remote monitoring for management from a vessel’s main control room or an onshore location.