C280-16 FMT

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The C280-16 generator set incorporates years of proven success of the 3600 engine with the latest technology in electronics. The result is a fully integrated solution that is ideal for offshore operations. Ideal applications for the C280-16 offshore generator set are main power on-board drilling and production vessels and platforms. These include jackup rigs, semi-submersible rigs, drillships, and production platforms. The new front-mounted turbocharger configuration and complete package offering makes integration of the Cat C280-16 generator set into the vessel a simplified operation by reducing the scope of work and supply at the shipyard. The redundant ADEM A4 engine control system works together with the Cat Alarm and Protection to bring comprehensive generator set control, safety, and simple operator interface. Cat generator sets are backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty. Cat C280-16 offshore generator set with front-mounted turbochargers. Ratings: 5500 ekW (7684 kVA) @ 60 Hz (900 rpm). IMO Tier II emissions compliant.

Engine Specifications

Minimum Rating 7510.0 kV·A 5600.0 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 7684.0 kV·A 5730.0 ekW Less
Emissions IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2 IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2 Less
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled Turbocharged-Aftercooled Less
Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm Less
Displacement 18062.0 in³ 296.0 l Less
Engine Control Dual ADEM™ A4 Dual ADEM™ A4 Less
Fuel System EUI EUI Less
Generator Set Control Cat® Alarm and Protection System Cat® Alarm and Protection System Less
Oil Change Interval 1000.0 h 1000.0 h Less
Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm Less
Weight 145505.0 lb 66000.0 kg Less


Height 161.1 in 4092.0 mm Less
Length 404.8 in 10283.0 mm Less
Width 110.2 in 2800.0 mm Less

Capacity for Liquids

Cooling System - Engine 329.0 gal (US) 1245.0 l Less
Lube Oil System - Refill 443.0 gal (US) 1677.0 l Less