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Offshore Power Generation Module launched at Rio Oil & Gas

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference is a prime stage for introducing new technologies, and Caterpillar Oil & Gas’s latest Cat® Offshore Power Generation Module is no exception. The Cat Offshore Power Generation Module is a turn-key EPC scope, scalable, single lift, modular power plant product that includes full integration into the FPSO or platform structural design. This uniquely attractive product leverages the broad array of proven Caterpillar engine technology with the vessel design expertise of Deltamarin, a Finnish naval architecture and engineering company who was integral to the development of the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module.

Designed for FPSO and fixed production platform applications

The Cat power generation solution was designed specifically to meet the needs of FPSO and fixed production platform main power applications in cases where a gas turbine is not ideal. By utilising experience-based, operational modelling Caterpillar is prepared to ensure the optimal configuration is selected. Available from 4 to 17.3 eMW per module, the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module is designed to run on liquid, diesel, crude and heavy fuel oil, gas or in dual fuel mode and meets current and future emission regulations to maximise flexibility and reduce operating costs. The global Caterpillar offshore oil and gas team collaborates extensively with the vessel’s designer to ensure all interface and connection points are easily accessible.

The module is fully tested and certified to be easily integrated in the vessel systems. The modular layout is easily expanded to provide power for future upgrades and is a fully self-contained unit which provides a single lift capability. The integrated design is complemented with flexible manufacturing to enable the Offshore Power Generation Module to be assembled anywhere in the world, providing customers with the added advantage of meeting any local content regulations and on-time delivery for project requirements. Additionally, the power module is equipped with remote monitoring to enable it to be managed from the vessels main control room or an onshore location.

Caterpillar offshore experts and Cat dealer Sotreq, will be on hand and available for questions at the Sotreq Cat booth #J25 Pavilion 3 at the 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo & Conference.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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