Caterpillar Launches New Modular Solution Developed with Deltamarin for FPSO and Offshore Platform Main Power at 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Caterpillar Oil & Gas will launch 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 held September 15th – 18th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Cat Offshore Power Generation Module is a turn-key EPC scope, scalable, single lift, modular power plant product that includes full integration into the FPSO or platform structural design. This uniquely attractive product leverages the broad array of proven Caterpillar engine technology with the vessel design expertise of Deltamarin, a Finnish naval architecture and engineering company who was integral to the development of the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module.

"The Offshore Power Generation Module was engineered to serve as a flexible solution for diverse offshore customers with varying operational, fuel and power needs,” Antti Ekqvist, Caterpillar Oil & Gas global offshore business development leader noted. “Beyond offering proven performance in the module outputs, the Offshore Power Generation Module was carefully designed with Deltamarin for the seamless integration into vessels and platforms.”

The Cat power generation solution was designed specifically to meet the needs of FPSO and fixed production platform main power applications in cases where a gas turbine is not ideal. By utilizing experience-based, operational modeling Caterpillar is prepared to ensure the optimal configuration is selected. 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 and meets current and future emission regulations to maximize flexibility and reduce operating costs. The global Caterpillar offshore oil and gas team collaborates extensively with the vessel’s designer to ensure all interface and connection points are easily accessible.

The module is fully tested and certified to be easily integrated in the vessel systems. The modular layout is easily expanded to provide power for future upgrades and is a fully self-contained unit which provides a single lift capability. The integrated design is complemented with flexible manufacturing to enable the Offshore Power Generation module to be assembled anywhere in the world, providing customers with the added advantage of meeting any local content regulations and on-time delivery for project requirements. Additionally, the power module is equipped with remote monitoring to enable it to be managed from the vessels main control room or an onshore location.

Caterpillar offshore experts and Cat dealer Sotreq, will be on hand and available for questions at the Sotreq Cat booth #J25 Pavilion 3 at the 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo & Conference. For up to the minute information, follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caterpillaroilandgas & Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/catoilandgas. For more information on the solutions and services Caterpillar Oil & Gas offers, please visit http://www.catoilandgasinfo.com/pr

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Caterpillar Oil & Gas, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, consolidates all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions that include reciprocating engines, generator sets, transmissions and well stimulation pumps. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations worldwide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at: http://www.catoilandgasinfo.com.

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For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com. More information is available at www.cat.com.

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