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Cat Gen-Sets For Chinese Jackup Rigs

Posted on March 20, 2014

Caterpillar Oil & Gas announced that the Cat C175-16 and Cat C32 generator sets have been selected by Longzhu Oilfield Services (S) Pte Ltd to power four new jackup rig builds in China for FTS Derricks Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Falcon Energy.

Five Cat C175-16 generator sets, each with rated power of 1930 bkW at 1200 rpm, will be used as the prime power for each jackup rig, while one Cat C32 generator set will provide emergency power. The new rigs are currently under construction at Shanhaiguan Shipyard in China and the units will be delivered over the course of the next two years, Cat said. Cat dealer WesTrac China led Caterpillar’s efforts on the project.

“The Cat C175-16 generator set is the power solutions of choice for offshore jackup rigs in the region,” Tim Tian, Caterpillar Oil & Gas Asia Pacific - China dealer sales territory manager noted, “Along with the reliable power of the Cat C175-16, Cat dealer Westrac China has been able to deliver outstanding service and support to both the customer and the shipyard.”