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Marine Generator Sets

Industry-leading technology allows Caterpillar to create the most reliable commercial engines for a variety of applications. From tugs and container vessels to yachts and sport fishers, Cat and MaK engines have demonstrated their efficiency countless times. With remarkable reliability and durability, these engines will exceed your expectations for decades.

VM 43 C Marine Generator Set

The VM 43 C has been specially designed to meet the high requirements of the marine engine markets for cruise ships and ferries but also for other specialized ship types. To ensure that passengers enjoy a luxurious life-style on board, these ships require generator sets that are powerful on the one hand, but imperceptible on the other hand. The top priority is thus a generator set with low noise, vibration and emission levels. The source of this power is the calm strength of the VM 43 C working quietly in the background. Benefit from our expertise and experience: the VM 43 C has already fully demonstrated its excellence powering, for example, on the “Pont-Aven” deployed by Brittany Ferries.

  • Specification Summary

  • Minimum Rating 11508 kWe (14400 kVA)
  • Maximum Rating 16111 kWe (20160 kVA)
  • Emissions EPA Tier 2 & IMO II
  • Configuration 12,16 Cylinder
  • Specification Sheet

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Product Details

Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating 11508 kWe (14400 kVA)
Maximum Rating 16111 kWe (20160 kVA)

Generator Set Configurations

Emissions EPA Tier 2 & IMO II

Engine Specifications

Configuration 12,16 Cylinder
Bore 430 mm
Stroke 610 mm
Displacement 88.6 L

Generator Set Dimensions

Weight 275.0 t - 345.0 t (606271 lbs - 760594lbs)
Length 14740 mm - 16870 mm (580.3in - 664.2 in)
Width 3890 mm - 4027 mm (153.1 in - 158.5 in)
Height 6517 mm - 7047 mm (256.6 in - 277.4 in)
  • Air Inlet System
    •  Air intake silencer / filter
  • Control System
    •  Load sharing unit (for multiple engine plant only)
    •  Protection system (external cabinet)
    •  Serial link interface (MODbus / canbus)
    •  Speed governor
  • Cooling System
    •  Electric cooling water preheater
    •  HT cooling water pump (engine driven)
    •  2-stage charge air cooler
  • Exhaust System
    •  Exhaust gas expansion joint
    •  Exhaust gas insulated manifolds
    •  Turbocharger at counter-flywheel end
  • Fuel System
    •  Fuel circulating pump (electric driven / for MDO/MGO only)
    •  Fuel indicator filter
    •  Fuel pressure valve (separate / for MDO/MGO only)
  • Fuel circulating pump (electric driven / for MDO/MGO only)
    • Fuel indicator filter
      • Fuel pressure valve (separate / for MDO/MGO only)
        • Instrumentation
          •  Control push buttons and lamps
          •  Emergency stop lever
          •  Local control panel
          •  Pressure and temperature indicator
        • Lube System
          •  Engine with dry sump
          •  Lube oil plate cooler (separate)
          •  Lube oil pump (engine driven)
          •  Lube oil safety filter
          •  Lube oil self-cleaning filter (separate)
          •  Oil sump in base frame
          •  Pre-lubricating oil pump (electric driven / fitted on base frame)
          •  Pressure regulating valve
        • Mounting System
          •  Engine mounted resiliently on base frame, base frame mounted rigidly
          •  Flexible pipe connections
          •  High flexible coupling
        • Starting System
          •  Electrical barring device
          •  Starting air valve
        • Electrical barring device
          • Starting air valve
            • General
              •  Engine, flexible coupling and generator mounted on a common base frame
              •  Flywheel cover
              •  Lifting device (rental)
              •  Torsional Vibration Calculation (TVC)
            • Engine, flexible coupling and generator mounted on a common base frame
              • Flywheel cover
                • Lifting device (rental)
                  • Torsional Vibration Calculation (TVC)
                    • Air Inlet System
                      •  Air inlet shut-off valve
                      •  Air intake transition piece
                      •  Expansion joint
                      •  Silencer / filter
                    • Air inlet shut-off valve
                      • Air intake transition piece
                        • Expansion joint
                          • Silencer / filter
                            • Control System
                              •  Electronic speed governor
                              •  Engine alarm system
                              •  Remote indicators (start air pressure, engine speed, etc.)
                              •  Starter for electric driven pumps
                              •  24 DC UPS
                            • Cooling System
                              •  CW piping for generator cooling on base frame
                              •  CW piping for lubricating oil cooler on base frame
                              •  FW/SW plate cooler
                              •  HT cooling water pump (electric driven)
                              •  HT/LT pump (double pump / engine driven)
                              •  LT cooling water pump (electric driven)
                              •  Sea water cooling pump (electric driven)
                              •  Temperature control valve
                            • Exhaust System
                              •  Silencer (with or without spark arrester)
                            • Fuel System
                              •  Fuel oil cooler
                              •  HFO final preheater
                              •  HFO pressure regulating valve
                              •  HFO self-cleaning automatic filter
                              •  HFO supply and booster pumps (electrical driven)
                              •  HFO treatment and supply modules
                              •  HFO viscosity control device
                              •  Mixing tank
                            • Lube System
                              •  Lube oil pump (electrical driven)
                              •  Lube oil treatment and combined modules
                              •  Temperature control valve
                            • Lube oil pump (electrical driven)
                              • Lube oil treatment and combined modules
                                • Temperature control valve
                                  • Mounting System
                                    •  Resilient mounting on base frame
                                  • Starting System
                                    •  Starting air compressor
                                    •  Starting air receiver
                                  • General
                                    •  Generator customer supply
                                  • Generator customer supply
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