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

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.

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Product Specs

Engine Specifications

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


Length 404.8 in
Width 110.2 in
Height 161.1 in

Capacity for Liquids

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