Offshore Generator Sets

C280-16 Offshore Generator Set (Front-Mounted Turbo)

Minimum Rating

7,510 kV·A

Maximum Rating

7,684 kV·A


93.0 hp

IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2


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C280-16 Offshore Generator Set (Front-Mounted Turbo)

Minimum Rating

7,510 kV·A

Maximum Rating

7,684 kV·A


93.0 hp

IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2


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.

      • Minimum Rating

        7,510 kV·A

        5,600 ekW

        Maximum Rating

        7,684 kV·A

        5,730 ekW


        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2


        18,062 in³

        296 l


        93.0 in

        93.0 mm


        Engine Control

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Dual ADEM™ A4


        11 in

        280 mm

        Fuel System

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm


        Oil Change Interval

        1,000 h

        1,000 h


        11.8 in

        300 mm


        145,505 lb

        66,000 kg

        Generator Set Control

        93.0 in

        93.0 mm

        Cat® Alarm and Protection System

      • Length

        404.8 in

        10,283 mm


        110.2 in

        2,800 mm


        161.1 in

        4,092 mm

      • Cooling System - Engine

        329 gal (US)

        1,245 l

        Lube Oil System - Refill

        443 gal (US)

        1,677 l

      • Product Consist

      • Emissions Certifications

      • Marine Certification Society type-approval

        • ABS, BV, CCS, DnV, GL, LRS

        • Spray shielding to meet SOLAS regulations for flammable fluids

      • European Certifications

        • Declaration of Incorporation for EU Machinery Safety

        • Directive and EU Low Voltage Safety Directive

      • Air Inlet System

        • Fresh water aftercooler, corrosion resistant coated (air side)

        • Air inlet shutoff

        • Turbochargers (2), front-mounted, oil lubricated

        • 90° adapter and straight adapters for air inlet to turbocharger

        • Air cleaners

        • Air cleaners with Cat dry paper filter elements (approximately 99.9% efficient at filtering SAE fine dust)

      • Control System

      • Cooling System

        • Gear-driven jacket water (JW) pump

        • Gear-driven separate-circuit aftercooler/oil cooler (AC/OC) pump

        • Front-mounted water connections: JW and AC/OC, 6' ANSI

        • Jacket Water Thermostat Options:

        • AC/OC Thermostat Options:

        • Expansion Tank Options:

      • Exhaust System

        • Dry, gas tight exhaust manifold

        • Dual turbocharger, front-mounted

        • Dual wastegate; hard shielding - SOLAS compliant

        • Exhaust manifold shields

      • Fuel System

        • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38°C); fuel pump, gear-driven; fuel transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side); duplex fuel filters, rear-engine-mounted; electronically controlled unit injectors

        • ; crankcase breathers, top-mounted; turbochargers (2), front-mounted, oil lubricated

      • Lube System

        • Centrifugal oil filters and lines with single shutoff - RH mounted on cylinder block inspection covers, serviceable with the engine running

        • Oil pump, gear-driven

        • Oil filler and dipstick - located in base integrated tank

        • Oil pressure regulating valve

        • Duplex oil filter - accessory module mounted

        • Off engine mounted oil cooler - DTO quote required for package connections

        • Base integrated tank - DTO required

        • Electric continuous prelube pump

        • Redundant prelube with continuous electric prelube

        • Intermittent air prelube backup

      • Protection System

        • Flywheel and damper guards

        • Crankcase explosion relief valves

      • Instrumentation

      • Starting System

        • TDI dual air starting motors, LH rear

        • Shutoff valve

        • Two integrated relay valves with built-in screen #40 mesh and solenoid

        • Air pressure sensor, monitored by Cat Alarm and Protection System - requires customer wiring

        • Maximum operating (dynamic) pressure: 10 bar (150 psi)

        • Maximum static pressure: 14 bar (200 psi)

        • 3-inch ANSI flange customer connection; requires customer-provided 3-inch supply air line from receiver or regulator to air starter and flex connection; if regulator is used, Cv of 40 or greater is required

        • Pressure reducing valve

      • Mounting System

      • General

        • Generator panel

        • Torsional coupling

        • Engine barring device options:

      • Air Inlet System

        • Soot filter

        • Air cleaner support bracket

      • Cooling System

        • Jacket water heater

        • ANSI connection adapters

      • Exhaust System

        • Flexible exhaust fittings

        • Weld flanges

      • Fuel System

        • Manual fuel priming pump

        • Duplex primary fuel strainer

      • Lube System

      • Protection System

        • Cylinder pressure relief valve

        • Spray shielding

        • Oil mist detector

      • Mounting System

      • General

        • Accessory module - Front mounted for mounting expansion tank, heat exchanger, instrument panel, annunciator panel, alarm and shutdown contactors, and fuel strainer

        • Engine testing — certified dynamometer test, fuel consumption test, rated speed performance test, overload test, minimum power setting, peak firing pressure test, turbo work certificates, crankshaft work certificates, standard and project-specific witness testing

        • Spare parts kit

        • Engine lifting eyes

      • Literature

        • Project-specific installation drawings

        • Electrical schematics and P&ID drawings

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