Caterpillar's C280 Genset enters China offshore market

 Caterpillar's C280 genset enters China offshore market

Caption: C280-16 offshore genset. Courtesy: Caterpillar

Caterpillar Oil & Gas will supply six of its Cat C280-16 offshore generator sets (gensets) to power a BT-4000 Light Workover semi-submersible for Etesco, a Brazilian oil service contractor. The sale represents the entrance of the company’s C280 power solutions into China's offshore market.

The six generator sets — rated at 5500 ekW at 60 Hz — will be delivered to DSIC Offshore, a China-based engineering, procuring, and construction (EPC) contractor,  in September 2015. DSIC will then deliver the gensets to Etesco in 2016. Cat dealer, WesTrac China Ltd., led Caterpillar’s efforts on the project.   

The IMO II compliant C280-16 offers a power dense offshore generator, with fuel consumption specifically engineered for drilling applications. Additionally, the gensets features ADEM A4 ECM as well as Cat Alarm and Protection System providing remote monitoring capabilities.

The Cat C280 genset is manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana.  

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