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The C280-12 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 C280-12 offshore generator set are main power on-board drilling and production vessels and platforms. These include jackup rigs, semi-submersible rigs, and production platforms. Complete package offerings are MCS type-approved and compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards, making integration of the Cat C280-12 generator set into the vessel a simplified operation. 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 C280-12 offshore generator set. Ratings: 3322-3900 ekW (4153-5571 kVA) @ 50/60 Hz (1000/900 rpm). IMO Tier II emissions compliant.

Engine Specifications

Minimum Rating 4640.0 kV·A 3460.0 ekW Less
Maximum Rating 5444.0 kV·A 4060.0 ekW Less
Emissions IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2 IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2 Less
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled Turbocharged-Aftercooled Less
Bore 11.0 in 300.0 mm Less
Displacement 13546.0 in³ 222.0 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 124561.0 lb 56500.0 kg Less


Height 156.4 in 3973.0 mm Less
Length 319.9 in 8125.0 mm Less
Width 101.1 in 2568.0 mm Less

Capacity for Liquids

Cooling System - Engine 329.0 gal (US) 1245.0 l Less
Lube Oil System - Refill 339.0 gal (US) 1283.0 l Less