Caterpillar launches C175-16 genset for offshore industry

(HOUSTON) — Caterpillar Oil & Gas has introduced its C175-16 IMO Tier II emissions certified generator set. Rated at 2,800 bkW (3,755 bhp)/2,660 ekW at 1,800 rpm, this new generator set has the ability to meet stringent safety requirements for emergency applications or can be adapted to meet main power or essential offshore requirements.

The new C175-16 generator set features high-pressure electronic unit injection to maximize fuel efficiency and performance while maintaining emission standards. It offers a 25-degree static and dynamic tilt capability to handle the toughest environments.

"When designing this new generator set, we took into account the limited amount of space our customers have on offshore rigs,” said Scott Roberts, oil and gas offshore marketing manager for Caterpillar. “The overall size and package weight of this unit will be an added benefit to our customers.”

The C175-16 IMO Tier II emissions certified generator set is available now for order through the Cat dealer network. For more information on this product and other solutions for the oil and gas industry, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff