Alliance Offshore Selects Caterpillar
Caterpillar’s Cat® C175 and Cat 3512 generator sets have been selected to power the first Zentech R550-D jackup newbuild for Alliance Offshore in China.
Five Cat C175 generator sets, each with rated power of 1833 ekW at 1200 rpm, will be used as the prime power for the jackup with 1x Cat 3512 generator set providing emergency power.
The newbuild is currently being constructed by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company in China and the Cat power solutions will be delivered in summer 2014. Cat dealer China Engineers Limited (CEL) led Caterpillar’s efforts on the project.
Tim Tian, Caterpillar Oil & Gas Asia Pacific China sales manager said: “The Cat C175 is the industry leader for jackup rigs in the offshore industry, reliably powering jackup rigs operating around the globe drilling at varied depths.”
Cat C175 is ideal for customers seeking a high power density and lower emissions offshore drilling module. Offering 20 percent more installed power than previous models, the C175-16 allows for deeper drilling and higher mud pump loading.
cat, April 16, 2014