Caterpillar Global Petroleum stated that the Cat® 3516C (HD) and 3512B generator sets have been chosen to power a jack-up and a tender barge new-build for the biggest Chinese shipping company, COSCO Shipyard. The 6 Cat 3516C (HD) generator sets, each with rated power of 1603 bkw @ 1200 rpm, are going to be used as the prime power for the COSCO tender barge while 5x 3516C (HD) generator sets are going to be installed on the jack-up oil rig.
Each new-constructed is also going to utilize 1x Cat 3512B generator set with a power rating of 1102 bkw @ 1200 rpm for emergency power. The projects are currently under construction at the shipyards of COSCO in China and the units are scheduled to be delivered in 2013.
Both new-builds are between the many offshore projects, which have been provided by the company of Caterpillar Global Petroleum in China. Since 2011, Cat 3516C (HD) has been the power solution of choice for both jack-up rigs and tender rigs at leading China shipyards including COSCO Shipyard Group, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, CIMC Raffles and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard.