Caterpillar to power Russia’s largest offshore oil and gas platform
HOUSTON -- Caterpillar Oil and Gas has announced Cat 3500 diesel generator sets have been successfully installed on what is expected to be Russia’s largest offshore oil and gas platform. Three Cat 3516B (HD) generator sets will provide both essential and emergency power for the fixed platform. Each generator set can provide 2000 ekW at 1500 rpm (50 Hz) of rated power. The platform also features 3x Cat 3412 fire pumps.
Essential gensets provide a safe power source for the drilling process in case of loss of main power. Emergency gensets provide safe power for the operators’ accommodations and other safety features necessary in the event main power is lost. All the diesel generators can be interchanged in service to cover both the emergency and essential loads as per power demand. The packages are highly customized for offshore service and severe seismic requirements.
Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, the Cat 3500 diesel generator sets have been installed on countless offshore platforms around the world en route to becoming the industry standard for prime power. With proven performance in drilling applications, the 3516B series features market-leading power density, a long overhaul life and the ADEM A3. For this particular project, auxiliary systems necessary for climate control, black dual starting capabilities at low temperatures and snow conditions as well as sophisticated controls, monitoring and protection systems were included in the package scope of supply.