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Caterpillar announced the addition of 12 new models to its series of Cat GC diesel generator sets for stationary standby applications. The new models are primarily targeted at the global electrical contractor market.

The range includes an additional six models with power ratings from 450 to 715kVA for 50 Hz applications, as well as six from 350 to 600kW for 60 Hz applications.

According to Caterpillar, the Cat GC generator sets are value-engineered standby power solutions that simplify the specification process and substantially reduce quotation and delivery times while helping to meet the tight budget requirements of applications in this power range.

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However, the company states that select models with commonly specified power outputs and configurations are stocked at larger Cat dealer locations for immediate delivery.

Jaime Mineart, general manager for Caterpillar Electric Power, said: “The addition of these 12 models better positions Caterpillar to address medium-sized standby power applications with dependable, competitive solutions. Since Cat GC generator sets were first introduced last year customers – especially electrical contractors – have quickly embraced their performance, value and convenience.”

The market for diesel generator sets

The company advises that the Cat GC generator sets are ideal for small- to medium-sized standby applications, such as health clinics, manufacturing, agriculture facilities, municipal infrastructure, wastewater treatment plants and other utilities, commercial enterprises, and office buildings.

The diesel generator can be equipped with remote asset monitoring to provide data visualisation, reporting and alerts that are globally accessible through an easy-to-use web interface.

The full lineup of Cat GC diesel generator sets now available across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, CIS, South America and Asia Pacific includes:

  • 18 models with power ratings from 33 to 1100 kVA for 50 Hz applications; and
  • 15 models with power ratings from 30 to 600 kW for 60 Hz applications.

An additional 19 models from 40 to 600 kW are also available for 60 Hz applications in North America.