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

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

At a Glance

Minimum Rating
7510 kV·A
Maximum Rating
7684 kV·A
IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2
Engine Control
Dual ADEM™ A4
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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.

Engine Specifications

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Minimum Rating 7510kV·A
Maximum Rating 7684kV·A
Emissions IMO Tier 2 / EPA Marine Tier 2
Engine Control Dual ADEM™ A4
Generator Set Control Cat® Alarm and Protection System
Weight 145505lb
Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled
Bore 11in
Displacement 18062in³
Fuel System EUI
Oil Change Interval 1000h
Stroke 11.8in


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Height 161.1in
Length 404.8in
Width 110.2in

Capacity for Liquids

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Cooling System - Engine 329gal (US)
Lube Oil System - Refill 443gal (US)