Caterpillar to Unveil New Cat® C175 Offshore Generator Set at OTC Houston

Houston, Texas - Caterpillar Oil & Gas will introduce a new platform to the Cat® C175-16 offshore generator set at the 2014 OTC Houston exhibition. This new platform offers a 50 Hz power rating for offshore drilling and production applications. The Cat C175-16 offshore generator set has become the preferred power source for jackup newbuilds since its introduction to the market two years ago. The existing Cat C175-16 model is available with 1833 ekW @ 60 Hz (1200 rpm) of rated power and the new Cat C175-16 offshore generator set offers 2300 ekW @ 50 hz (1500 rpm) of rated power.  The new offering is ideal for providing main, emergency and essential services power on drilling and production rigs, platforms and vessels. A cutaway of the C175 will be on display at the Caterpillar booth #3341 at the OTC Houston exhibition May 5-8th in Houston, Texas.

“The C175 has quickly established itself as the offshore power module of choice for jackups and semisubmersibles around the globe. Based on the popularity of the current models, we developed an additional C175 platform at 50 hz to offer our customers even more flexibility in selecting their source for main, emergency and essential services power in offshore applications,” Will Watson, Caterpillar Oil & Gas offshore product marketing manager said.

The Cat C175-16 offshore generator set is an innovative solution for customers seeking high power density, unmatched reliability, and simple operation offshore. The MCS type-approved, 50 Hz C175 offers 25 degree tilt capability, an integral feature for solutions providing emergency power on semisubmersible rigs. Its high power density also provides customers a significant weight advantage when compared to medium speed engines.

Driven by two ADEM™ A4 engine control modules, the IMO Tier II compliant C175-16 engine features full redundancy and provides superior performance, engine protection, and low emission operation. The ADEM A4 control system together with the Cat Alarm and Protection System provide offshore customers with best-in-class performance, safety, reliability, and a simplified operator interface that includes remote monitoring and control.

The C175-16 is also highly fuel efficient, incorporating a high pressure common rail fuel system that delivers multiple precise fuel injections within a single combustion event. This results in lower emissions, noise, improved performance and reduced fuel consumption.  More importantly, the fuel system technology directly impacts customers’ bottom line by reducing owning and operating costs.

All Cat Oil & Gas products are backed by the worldwide Cat dealer network with trained technicians to ensure service support is never out of reach. To learn more about the new C175 or other Cat products, please visit the company’s booth #3341 at the 2014 OTC Houston exhibition. For up to the minute information on Caterpillar Oil and Gas at OTC, follow us on Facebook: & Twitter: using #catatotc and #otchouston.

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