Caterpillar opens order board for Cat 3516C Tier 4 engines

(LAFAYETTE, Ind.) — Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce the open order board of the Cat 3516C United States EPA Tier 4 propulsion, auxiliary and diesel electric propulsion (DEP) power solutions. In addition to being EPA Tier 4 certified, the 3516C solutions are IMO II certified and IMO III compliant. The Cat 3516C Tier 4 certified engine is available in a "B" rating of 2,240 bKW at 1800 rpm and a "C' rating of 2,350 bKW at 1,800 rpm. An auxiliary engine is available in a rating of 2,250 ekW at 1,800 rpm. Finally, the diesel electric propulsion solution is available in a 2,250 eKW rating at 1,800 rpm. The Cat 3516C Tier 4 certified marine power solutions are ideal for customers in the tug and salvage and offshore industries.

Cat Tier 4 marine technology utilizes aftertreatment combined with an optimized engine to meet the low NOx regulations. Manufactured in Lafayette, Ind., the Cat 3516C Tier 4 certified solutions employ the Cat Clean Emissions Module which incorporates selective catalyst reduction (SCR) technology to provide customers with the lowest possible owning and operating costs. As the most compact and efficient SCR system on the market, the Cat Clean Emissions Module was designed with the engine room in mind. Additionally the inclusion of SCR technology enables customer to leverage shared components as well as a similar engine footprint to EPA Tier 2 and Tier 3 engines.

“The Cat 3516C Tier 4 certified solutions offer vessel owners enhanced vessel integration options, serviceability and the lowest cost of ownership,” Jason Spear, Caterpillar Marine product definition engineer, stated. “The 3500 engine platform has developed an incredible reputation in the commercial marine industry as a rugged and reliable powerhorse and we’re pleased to offer our customers more offerings from the legendary 3500 family.”

The Cat 3516C Tier 4 solutions are sold and supported through the global Cat dealer network Additional Tier 4 platforms will be launched in the near future. For more information, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff