Cat Expands Power Generation Capabilities
By Mike Osenga24 October 2017
Caterpillar Inc. has announced that the company has expanded its capabilities to deliver factory-tested custom enclosures and containerized solutions for diesel and gas electric generator sets produced in North America for the global power generation market.
To do so, Caterpillar has purchased what it calls “key intellectual property and leveraged additional operational assets,” from Enercon Engineering, Inc., East Peoria, Ill. Caterpillar will operate manufacturing and testing centers near its production facilities for power solutions in East Peoria, Ill., and Griffin, Ga. The new packaging facilities will join Caterpillar’s dedicated operations in Larne, Northern Ireland in delivering custom power solutions to customers around the world, Cat said.
“This expansion of our capabilities in custom power solutions allows Caterpillar to quickly add proven designs and market expertise that meet demanding customer requirements and provide critical application support while maintaining business continuity,” said Brian Kruse, global solutions manager for Caterpillar. “By acquiring the technology and expertise to produce custom enclosures and containerized solutions, we can leverage the benefits of vertical integration to improve our ability to deliver best-in-class, customer-focused solutions.”
These added capabilities enable Caterpillar to engineer and manufacture enclosures and containerized solutions in North America with tailored components and performance options that meet specific application and regional standards, Kruse said. Typically ranging from 200 kW to 4 MW, these solutions can accommodate diesel and natural gas fuel sources, mobile or skid-mounted configurations, sound attenuation requirements, and operation in a range of environmental conditions.