Caterpillar Announces Significant Upgrades and New Ratings to MaK™ M 25 C platform

For Worldwide Release: December 2013

Release Number: M22PR13

 

Kiel, Germany – To help commercial marine customers better adjust to new operation profiles and evolving emissions regulations in the global marine industry, Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce the development of new features and increased power ratings for the MaK™ M 25 C propulsion engine, a legendary commercial marine engine platform with over 1,000 installations in marine applications and vessels.

Key updates include reduced part load fuel consumption, improved engine load response capabilities and a 5 percentage higher rating over the existing platform, increasing the power output to 350 kW per cylinder. First engines of the enhanced M 25 C engine platform will be available by the end of 2014.

“It was critical for us to engineer efficiency, loading capabilities and power improvements into the platform without sacrificing the durability and reliability the M 25 C is known for throughout the industry,” Detlef Kirste, Caterpillar Marine MaK product definition manager stated. “We wanted to give our customers increased operational flexibility which do support state of the art propulsion technologies and the new M 25 C is designed for both traditional mechanical-and electric propulsion systems as well as electric propulsion systems, which do require variable engine speed capabilities.”

Manufactured in Kiel, Germany, the M 25 C will be offered in 6,8 and 9 cylinder configurations. The platform will meet IMO II emissions regulations in its standard configuration and is designed to support the operation of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems in order to comply with IMO III emission regulations.

The engine will also feature the new Caterpillar Monitoring Alarm and Control System (MACS) which will provide additional functionality regarding engine control, diagnostics and remote monitoring, including the option to extend these functions to control and monitor engine related systems as required for the operation of SCR’s.

For more information on the new MaK M 25 C platform, please visit the Caterpillar booth #N1A41 at the 2013 Marintec Show in Shanghai, China, December 3rd – 6th. Industry experts will be on hand to answer questions on the new engine. Unable  to make the show? Visit http://www.marine.cat.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/caterpillarmarine and Twitter: www.twitter.com/catmarineglobal using #catmarintec for updates throughout the show.

 

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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 engines within Caterpillar Inc. The organisation 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. 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.

More information is available at: MARINE.CAT.COM/pr

 

About Caterpillar

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, clean diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. More information is available at www.cat.com.

 

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