RIO DE JANEIRO – Caterpillar says it is meeting the demand of the offshore Brazilian market by increasing its local content packaging and production capabilities and extending its product offering range.
Specifically, Caterpillar is now packaging its 3500 diesel generator sets at its manufacturing facility in Piracicaba, São Paolo, Brazil. Caterpillar’s 3500 series packages for diesel electric propulsion and marine auxiliary power are commonly used in tug and salvage, cargo and offshore applications, as well as for emergency power and fire pumps.
Production expansion plans include the 2010 purchase of a 50,000 sq m (538,200 sq ft) facility in Campo Largo, Parana state, a machine plant scheduled to begin operations this quarter. The company also plans to expand the Piracicaba facility in the future to support the production needs of the growing Brazilian market.
Caterpillar will extend its local product range to include smaller, high-speed engines as well as larger, medium-speed engines for Brazil’s marine and petroleum industries.
Currently, the company offers a full range of drilling rig power solutions for offshore and land equipment, as well as a full range of integrated engine and transmission packages for work over, fracturing, cementing, mixing and other on- or offshore well service applications. Product offerings specific to the Brazilian market include:
• 3500 - Cat 3500 engines and generator sets have drilling ratings up to 1,530 ekW and well service ratings up to 1,864 kW
• C175 – The C175 generator set provides 1.83 MW of power at 1,200 rpm, 60 Hz
• C280 and CM – Cat C280 and CM generator sets can provide power from 1.5 MW to 15 MW per generator set
• Water-cooled hazardous location engines – The Cat Hazardous Location line-up are available in ratings from 153 kW – 826 kW and are primarily used for offshore applications such as blending, cementing and coiled tubing where personnel and rig safety are critical during daily operations
• Production power – Caterpillar has a full line of power generation equipment for remote production or camp power needs of the petroleum industry. Our product lineup includes diesel generator sets ranging from 275 kW up – 5,400 kW and natural gas generator sets from 160 kW – 3,860 kW
• Natural gas engines and power generation products – Caterpillar claims to offer the broadest horsepower range of any manufacturer with gas engines from 56 to 6,100 kW
• Rental power – A full range of diesel rental power solutions available from our dealer network and power partners
• Solar turbines gas turbine engines for oil and gas production – Caterpillar subsidiary Solar Turbines manufactures gas turbines rated from 1 MW – 22 MW. These engines operate on a variety of fuels including natural gas, distillates, NGL, LNG, landfill and sewage gases, coal-seam methane, hydrogen and dual and triple fuel systems.
• 3500 marine engines – This range includes propulsion, auxiliary and diesel electric propulsion (DEP) engines ideal for vessels servicing the offshore industry. Starting in January 2012, the Cat 3500C marine engines will enter full production meeting United States EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations and will be certified IMO Tier II
• C280 engines – Featuring continuous and maximum continuous ratings at 900 and 1,000 rpm, and available in 6, 8, 12 and 16-cylinder configurations, this family of engines is well suited for power generation needs, and meets all emissions standards for marine applications, including EPA Marine Tier 2 and IMO Tier II
• C32 ACERT diesel engine – Producing 560 bkW at 1,800 rpm, Cat C32 ACERT engines feature optimized turbocharging and aftercooling to provide reliable maximum power output with minimum environmental impact
• MaK marine engines – Rated from 1,020 to 21,760 kW, the proven design of the MaK long-stroke, medium-speed family offers reliable engine performance with best-in-class fuel oil economy combined with long maintenance intervals. Technical solutions, including Flexible Camshaft Technology (FCT) and Air Injection System (AIS), can be applied to tailor engine performance for specific customer requirements
• MaK auxiliary generators – Ideal for navigational equipment, monitoring installations, refrigerated containers, lighting, pumps, heating or ventilation, MaK generator sets can be operated with the economical Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) option, and are compliant with the NOx limits according to IMO Code MARPOL 73/78, Annex VI.