Power Plants

Caterpillar is a leading developer of highly efficient power plants operating on medium speed generator set technology with more than 4,500 MW installed worldwide. We can support power plant output capacities ranging from 2 to more than 200 MW and operate on a variety of fuel options.

Cat® medium speed reciprocating generator set power plant capabilities:

  • Execute full turnkey power plant projects or simple equipments supply agreements
  • Manufacture full range of medium speed generator sets that can operate on a variety of fuels including HFO, natural gas, and dual fuel
  • Provide support services ranging from preventative maintenance to full operation and maintenance agreements
  • Engineering and Technical Services available

Cat Medium Speed Generator Set Products can operate on the following fuels:

  • Liquid: HFO (heavy fuel oil), diesel, crude oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Dual Fuel
  • Alternative Fuels

Please visit www.catpowerplants.com for more information about Caterpillar power plants utilizing medium speed generator set technology.

Cat® gen sets harness coal mine methane (CMM) to generate power

Coal mine methane (CMM) is a byproduct of coal formations in subterranean coal seams and is released before or during active coal mining. CMM can be hazardous to miners if not properly managed. Typically, this means venting the CMM into the atmosphere or burning it in a flare. However, methane is a greenhouse gas with more than 20 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, so its release into the atmosphere is considered harmful. The Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Coal Mining Group operates the Sihe coal mine in Jincheng City, Shanxi, China. Rather than vent the CMM from the mine, the Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group decided to look into harnessing the CMM to generate power.

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