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Minimum Rating1760 ekW (2200 kVA)
Maximum Rating1820 ekW (2275 kVA)
Frequency50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
Cat C280-6 Marine Generator Set


Minimum Rating1760 ekW (2200 kVA)
Maximum Rating1820 ekW (2275 kVA)
Frequency50 Hz or 60 Hz
Speed1000 rpm (50 hz) or 900 rpm (60 hz)
Bore11 in (280 mm)
Stroke11.8 in (300 mm)
Displacement6773 in³ (111 l)
Governor TypeElectronic
Fuel SystemEUI
Length280.3 in (7120 mm)
Width77.2 in (1961 mm)
Height154.9 in (3934 mm)
Weight - Estimated18000 lb (8165 kg)
Compression Ratio 50 Hz13.1
Compression Ratio 60 Hz13:1
Engine ModelIn-line 6, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Emissions/Fuel StrategyEPA Tier 2, IMO II

Benefits and Features


CAN J1939 data link Waterproof connectors, Maintenance-free, Backup ECU for redundant governing

Electronic Advantages

Load feedback, Programmable droop, Adjustable gain, Adjustable fuel/air ratio control, Histograms of engine operation, Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters

Data Advantages through J1939 Link

Engine speed, Boost pressure, Throttle position, Fuel consumption rate, Inlet manifold temperature, Diagnostic codes and events, Configuration, Desired engine speed, Battery voltage, Engine load, Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours, Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset


Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List), Provides visual indication of ECU functionality, Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input, Marine alarm and protection


“Drop-in” installation, No threaded fuel connections, High pressure inside injector only, Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device, Injector synchronization not required

Standard Equipment

  • Aftercooler — fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side); air inlet shutoff; breather — crankcase, top-mounted; turbocharger — engine oil lubricated
  • 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)
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • 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
  • 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 engine running, oil filler and dipstick valve, oil pressure regulating valves, crankcase explosion relief valves
  • Caterpillar yellow paint; gear-driven pumps: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water; service literature