Caterpillar generators set to power Etesco semisub

Offshore staff

BEIJING - Caterpillar Oil & Gas announced today that Cat C280-16 offshore generator sets have been selected for the BT-4000 light workover semisubmersible for Etesco.  Six Cat C280-16 generator sets rated at 5,500 ekW (6111 kVA) at 60 Hz (900 rpm) will power the rig, which will be built at DSIC Offshore for delivery in 2016.

This marks the entrance of the Cat C280 power solution into the Chinese offshore market. All six generator sets will be delivered to DSIC Offshore in September 2015. 

The Cat C280-16 has a maximum continuous rating of 5500 ekW.  The IMO II-compliant Cat C280 offers optimized fuel consumption engineered specifically for drilling applications. Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, Cat C280 is equipped with ADEM A4 ECM as well as the Cat Alarm and Protection System, providing customers with enhanced remote monitoring capabilities and a control system to detect potential safety issues. It also features a front-mounted turbocharger and integration of peripheral parts and systems into the package.

Cat C280 offshore generator
Image courtesy Caterpillar Oil & Gas

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