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C280-12 Offshore Generator Set

C280-12 Offshore Generator Set

At a Glance

Minimum Rating
4640 kV·A
Maximum Rating
5444 kV·A
IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2
Engine Control
Dual ADEM™ A4
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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

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Minimum Rating 4640kV·A
Maximum Rating 5444kV·A
Emissions IMO Tier II/EPA Marine Tier 2
Engine Control Dual ADEM™ A4
Generator Set Control Cat® Alarm and Protection System
Weight 124561lb
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore 11in
Displacement 13546in³
Fuel System EUI
Oil Change Interval 1000h
Stroke 11.8in


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Height 156.4in
Length 319.9in
Width 101.1in

Capacity for Liquids

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Cooling System - Engine 329gal (US)
Lube Oil System - Refill 339gal (US)