Cat® G20CM34 Generator Set Enhances Lineup of Fuel Flexible Power Generation Systems
08/15/2012

Caterpillar Inc. announced today it is launching the new Cat® G20CM34 generator set. Capable of producing up to 10 MW, it is the largest natural gas-fired medium-speed reciprocating engine generator set available from Caterpillar.

Online PR News – 15-August-2012 – Peoria, IL – Peoria, IL-Caterpillar Inc. announced today it is launching the new Cat® G20CM34 generator set. Capable of producing up to 10 MW, it is the largest natural gas-fired medium-speed reciprocating engine generator set available from Caterpillar.

The G20CM34 uses a robust engine design based on the proven GCM34 family, currently in production with 12 and 16 cylinder models. The GCM34 liquid natural gas engine technology was introduced to the market in 2002 and to date there are over 900 MW of installed capacity globally. The addition of this 20-cylinder model expands the number of options available to customers needing a medium speed, natural gas option.

“As the demand for natural gas grows, the introduction of the G20CM34 signals Caterpillar’s sustained commitment to invest in medium-speed technology for cleaner energy resources,” said Clive Nickolay, managing director, Caterpillar Power Generation Systems. “The G20CM34 generator set provides our customers with a cost-effective power plant offering quick response for wind firming, combined heat and power (CHP), base load, peaking or other applications.”

The G20CM34 features a Cat electronic control system, precise fuel delivery and long-stroke design — resulting in world-class efficiency. Low fuel and oil consumption also help to deliver low owning and operating costs. Maintenance is made easy with removable cylinder heads, removable fluid connections and split connecting rods to allow piston removal without disturbing the big end bearing. The air-to-fuel ratio control and optimized pre-chamber design lower emissions, and optional configurations reduce emissions even further.

Caterpillar Power Generation Systems, a part of the Electric Power Division of Caterpillar, is a leading, global supplier of complete, electric power generation solutions. Utilizing highly efficient medium-speed reciprocating engine technology, its power plants range in output from one to over 200 megawatts (MW). The technology offers tremendous operational flexibility and reliability and the option of burning a wide variety of fuels including: natural gas, heavy fuel oil, crude oil, diesel oil and renewables. With major installations in every part of the world, Caterpillar has the expertise to provide customized solutions ranging from simple equipment supply to full turnkey power plants. Operations and maintenance agreements, and project financing are also available. For more information, please visit http://www.cat.com/power-plants.

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