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C280-12 Offshore Generator Set

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.

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    Product Specs

    Engine Specifications

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


    Length 319.9 in
    Height 156.4 in
    Width 101.1 in

    Capacity for Liquids

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