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C175-16 Offshore Generator Set
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Caterpillar can help you navigate the challenges in the oil and gas industry, including global competition, tightening emission standards, and high productivity demands. The Cat® C175 delivers more reliable power in less space than any other generator set in its class. As efficient as it is powerful, this compact package will make a huge impact on your rig’s performance. The proven success of the 3500 series engines forms the foundation of the Cat C175 diesel engine. Low owning and operating costs, high endurance components, and outstanding serviceability add to the innovations. The Cat Alarm and Protection System integrates with dual ADEM A4 engine control modules to provide redundant engine control, generator set protection, and a simple operator interface. Cat generator sets are backed by the worldwide network of Cat dealers ready to support your operation with technical support, service, parts, and warranty. Cat C175-16 offshore generator set. Ratings: 1833-2660 ekW (2619-3325 kVA) @ 50/60 Hz (1500/1200/1800 rpm). U.S. EPA Marine Tier 2 certified and IMO Tier II emissions compliant.

Standard Equipment

Engine Specifications

Minimum Rating
2619.0 kVa
Maximum Rating
3325.0 kVa
Available in IMO Tier II/ EPA Marine Tier 2 configurations
Turbocharged/2-stage aftercooled
Fuel System
Common Rail/EUI™
Engine Control
Dual ADEM™ A4
Generator Set Control
MPD 3.0 / Cat® Alarm and Protection System
Oil Change Interval
1000.0 hr
53599.0 lb
8.66 in
6.89 in
5167.0 in3


50 Hz - 6782 mm (267 in) / 60 Hz - 6742 mm (265 in) in
50 Hz - 2928 (115 in) / 60 Hz - 2916 mm ( 115 in) in
50 Hz - 2413 mm (95 in) / 60 Hz - 2125 mm (84 in) in

Capacity for Liquids

Cooling System (Engine)
92.0 gal
Lube Oil System (Refill)
250.0 gal
  • Air Inlet System
  • Exhaust System
  • Cooling System
  • Fuel System
  • Lubrication System
  • Engine Control and Protection
  • Mounting
  • Generator
  • Flywheel and Coupling
  • Starting System
  • General