Caterpillar to Supply Prime Power for Six Drillships


Caterpillar to Supply Prime Power for Six Drillships

Power solutions to be packaged at Caterpillar facility in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Caterpillar Global Petroleum announced today it has been awarded the contract from Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu - EEP to provide the diesel generator sets for the main and propulsion power, as well as the emergency power, for six drillships.

Cat 16CM32 (Photo: Business Wire)
Cat 16CM32 (Photo: Business Wire)

Cat 16CM32 (Photo: Business Wire)

All six drillships are to be built at Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu shipyard in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The drillships were ordered by Sete Brasil, which has charter contracts with Petrobras for these vessels. The drillships are to be used in the Brazilian pre-salt ultra-deep layers drilling program; after construction, the rigs will be chartered by Petrobras for 15 years and will be operated by the drilling contractors Odebrecht Oil & Gas and Etesco.

Each of the six drillships will be powered by 6x 16CM32 main diesel generator sets and the emergency power will be provided by 1 x 3516B generator set.

Antti Ekqvist, Caterpillar global business development manager for offshore oil and gas commented, "We are pleased to be selected as the preferred power solutions provider by EEP for these new drillships. Our significant footprint in Brazil enables Caterpillar to not only package, test and assemble its power solutions, but also provide through our dealer, Sotreq S. A., superior product support and service during the operational lifetime of the vessels."

Drillships operatingin deep and ultra-deep layers face challenging operational conditions; the CM32C generator sets provide the reliability, durability, efficiency, and performance required to meet these challenging operational conditions. The generator sets meet IMO Tier II emissions standards. Additionally, the CM32 generator sets feature a well thought-out complete package solution to enhance ease of installation and reduce complexity and will also satisfy local content requirements.

The 16CM32 generator sets will be packaged and tested at the Caterpillar facility in Piracicaba to meet local content standards. Caterpillar's investment in the Piracicaba facility enables the world's leading power solutions provider to offer a wide range of main power, auxiliary, and emergency generator sets to meet the Brazilian national content needs of the fast growing Brazilian offshore oil and gas industry.

Cat generator sets are backed by the worldwide Cat dealer network with trained technicians to ensure service support is never out of reach. To learn more about the comprehensive Cat solutions for the offshore industry, visit industry experts on hand at the Caterpillar booth at OTC 2013, May 6-9, in Houston, Texas, (Booth #3341) or visit

About Caterpillar Brasil

Located in Piracicaba (SP), Caterpillar Brasil celebrates 59 years of absolute market leadership in the segments it serves. They have achieved Class A Operational Excellence, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. The national product line has 36 different machine models, including hydraulic excavators, compactors, wheel loaders, motorgraders, backhoe loaders and track-type tractors. Caterpillar also produces generator sets in the 32 to 6,000 kVA range, special tools and accessories for its equipments. In September 2010, the company announced expansion plans of its manufacturing capacity in Brasil, by acquiring a new industrial facility in Campo Largo, Paraná state, which operations were started in September 2011. The company is the main exporter in its industry and the 29th largest in the country. The company has 5.200 employees and is recognized for its product quality, socially responsible actions and respect to the environment and for be the only Brazilian company to six years among the five Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute. More information is available at:

About Caterpillar Global Petroleum

Caterpillar Global Petroleum, Caterpillar Inc.'s oil and gas division with headquarters in Houston, Texas, groups all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at:

About Caterpillar

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, clean diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. More information is available at

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Caterpillar Press Relations:
Jenna Janik
Tel: +1.713.895.1449
Caterpillar Brazil
Renato Sanchez
Tel: 19 2106-2859
EEP Press Relations:
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