Caterpillar Marine Unveils Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ Power Solutions for the Commercial Marine Market

Griffin, Georgia – Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce its release of the Cat® C9.3 ACERT™ Marine platform to the commercial market. The EPA Tier 3 compliant marine C9.3 ACERT is an excellent addition to the Cat Marine power range. The engines and generators are MCS approved commercial solutions available with optional alarm and protection systems supporting all global marine markets. Ratings are available meeting EPA Tier 3, EU/CCNR Stage II and IMOII regulations. The following is the full range of ratings associated with propulsion, auxiliary, and generator sets:

Propulsion:         375bhp at 1800rpm (280bkW)

                            416bhp at 2100rpm (310bkW)

                            476bhp at 2300rpm (355bkW)

Auxiliary:             369bhp & 436bhp at 1800 rpm (275bkW- 325bkW)

                            292bhp & 362bhp at 1500 rpm (218bkW- 270bkW)

Generator Set:       224ekW- 300ekW at 60Hz

                            185ekW- 250ekW at 50Hz

Raising the Bar

At its core, the C9.3 ACERT is a 6 cylinder, 9.3 liter engine derived from the existing and highly reliable platform within the Cat engine family that produces excellent power density. “Marine customers were looking for a true commercial application with the need for higher load factor capabilities,” Luke Zito, Caterpillar Large Power Systems Division marine value engineer said. "The C9.3 ACERT now strengthens the lower power range of our commercial portfolio, while serving various marine markets." The engine has been designed with extensive customer input coupled with legendary Caterpillar integration experience. Gathering and understanding customer feedback has also led to a larger variety of vessel specific solutions offered directly from the factory. “An array of optional attachments are now available because of the feedback received from the field,” Zito stated. “An example of this input is the C1 certified variable speed auxiliary rating that will be able to drive items such as deck cranes, winches and pumps.”

Delivering Uptime and Optimizing Customer Value

Sold and serviced by the most extensive dealer network in the world, Cat Marine engines are delivered with comprehensive warranty packages and offered with extended service plans. The C9.3 ACERT continues the legacy of durability, reliability, maximum fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership and world class support provided by the Cat dealer network.

The C9.3 ACERT Radiator generator set package will be on display during the International Workboat Show, December in 1st – 3rd  in New Orleans, Louisiana, booth #2802. For more information on Caterpillar Marine, visit www.marine.cat.com.

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About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK™ marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organization provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100 kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

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