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Generator Set Specifications

  • Minimum Rating 4700 ekW (5875 kVA) 4700 ekW (5875 kVA)
  • Maximum Rating 4840 ekW (6050 kVA) 4840 ekW (6050 kVA)
  • Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • Speed 1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz) 1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)

Engine Specifications

  • Aspiration Turbocharged-Aftercooled Turbocharged-Aftercooled
  • Bore 11.0 in 280.0 mm
  • Stroke 11.8 in 300.0 mm
  • Displacement 18062.0 in³ 296.0 l
  • Governor Type Electronic Electronic
  • Fuel System EUI EUI
  • Compression Ratio 50 Hz 13.1 13.1
  • Compression Ratio 60 Hz 13:1 13:1
  • Engine Model Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

Generator Set Configurations

  • Emissions/Fuel Strategy EPA Tier 2, IMO II EPA Tier 2, IMO II

Generator Set Dimensions

  • Length 366.7 in 9314.0 mm
  • Width 78.3 in 1990.0 mm
  • Height 164.1 in 4167.0 mm
  • Weight 31000 kg/ 68343 lb (engine dry weight), 18145 kg/ 40000 lb (generator weight) 31000 kg/ 68343 lb (engine dry weight), 18145 kg/ 40000 lb (generator weight)

C280-16 Standard Equipment

Air Inlet System

  • Aftercooler — fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side); air inlet shutoff; breather — crankcase, top-mounted; turbocharger — engine oil lubricated

Control System

  • Single Caterpillar® A3 electronic control unit (ECU) with electronic unit injector fuel system, rigid wiring harness (10 amp, 24 volt power required to drive ECUs)

Cooling System

  • Engine coolant water drains

Exhaust System

  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold

Fuel System

  • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38° C), fuel transfer pump (mounted on left-hand side), duplex fuel filters, electronically controlled unit injectors

Lube Oil System

  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff, service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers includes installed oil lines and single shutoff valve, filters centrifuge bypass oil from the main lubricating oil pump, can be serviced with the


  • Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature

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