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From natural gas-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) systems and emergency power for facilities, to renewable biogas energy to support the local grid, or electricity generated from coal mine gases, Caterpillar has a wide range of reliable gas power solutions.

Generator Sets Specification

  • Maximum Continuous Rating 4000 ekW 4000 ekW

Generator Set Specifications

  • Fuel Type Natural Gas, Biogas, Coal Gas, Associated Gas, Synthesis Gas Natural Gas, Biogas, Coal Gas, Associated Gas, Synthesis Gas

Generator Sets Specifications

  • Maximum Electrical Efficiency 44.60% 44.60%
  • Maximum Standby Rating 4500 ekW 4500 ekW
  • Frequency 60 Hz 60 Hz
  • RPM 900 rpm 900 rpm

Engine Specifications

  • Engine Model CG260-16 CG260-16
  • Displacement 16586.0 in³ 271.8 l
  • Aspiration TA TA
  • Bore 10.2 in 260.0 mm
  • Stroke 12.6 in 320.0 mm

Generator Set Dimensions

  • Length 371.0 in 9420.0 mm
  • Width 110.0 in 2794.0 mm
  • Height 133.0 in 3390.0 mm
  • Dry Weight - Genset 117505.0 lb 53299.4 kg

High Reliability

Anti-knock control and cylinder balancing protect the engine from overload and ensure reliable operation
State-of-the-art turbocharger A140 with Wastegate ensures full performance even under high temperatures and higher altitudes
Higher reliability and lower maintenance costs due to open combustion chamber technology

High Availability, High Profitability

Miller valve timing and optimized compression ratios ensure high efficiency and low fuels costs - more profit for your plant
Long maintenance intervals and general overhaul only after 80,000 oh allow an operation of 10 years without general overhaul
Flexible fields of application also with fluctuating gas qualities due to Total Electronic Management (TEM)

Optimized Lubrication Consumption

Savings of up to 4,000 liters of lube oil per year compared to comparable gensets
Improved components reduce lube oil consumption
Lower operating costs due to 30% lower lube oil consumption in comparison to similar products

CG260-16 Standard Equipment

Air Inlet

  • One-element single-stage air cleaner with enclosure and sevice indicator
  • Turbocharger with a water-cooled bearing case for all cylinder

Control Panels

  • TEM (Total Electronic Management)


  • Jacket water and SCAC thermostats
  • Electrical jacket water and aftercooler coolant pump
  • flange connections for JW inlet and outlet


  • Closed crankcase ventilation system
  • Exhaust waste gate for the CG132B-16

Fuel system

  • Electronic fuel metering valve
  • Pre-chamber spark plugs
  • Independently controlled cylinder monitoring and ignition system


  • Reactive droop
  • Bus bar connections
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Anti-condensation space heater
  • 3-phase sensing and KVAR/PF control
  • closed-coupled generator result in no torque transmission to the base frame
  • grid code generator


  • 24V starting motors
  • Battery disconnect switch


  • Crankshaft vibration damper and guard

CG260-16 Optional Equipment


  • CHP skid

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