CG260-16 Gas Generator Set

From natural gas-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) systems and emergency power for facilities, to renewable biogas energy to support the local grid, or electricity generated from coal mine gases, Caterpillar has a wide range of reliable gas power solutions.


High Reliability

  • Anti-knock control and cylinder balancing protect the engine from overload and ensure reliable operation
  • State-of-the-art turbocharger A140 with Wastegate ensures full performance even under high temperatures and higher altitudes
  • Higher reliability and lower maintenance costs due to open combustion chamber technology

High Availability, High Profitability

  • Miller valve timing and optimized compression ratios ensure high efficiency and low fuels costs
  • More profit for your plant
  • Long maintenance intervals and general overhaul only after 80,000 oh allow an operation of 10 years without general overhaul
  • Flexible fields of application also with fluctuating gas qualities due to Total Electronic Management (TEM)

Optimized Lubrication Consumption

  • Savings of up to 4,000 liters of lube oil per year compared to comparable gensets
  • Improved components reduce lube oil consumption
  • Lower operating costs due to 30% lower lube oil consumption in comparison to similar products

Standard Equipment

Air Inlet
  • One-element single-stage air cleaner with enclosure and sevice indicator
  • Turbocharger with a water-cooled bearing case for all cylinder
Control Panels
  • TEM (Total Electronic Management)
  • flange connections for JW inlet and outlet
  • Jacket water and SCAC thermostats
  • Electrical jacket water and aftercooler coolant pump
  • Exhaust waste gate for the CG260-16
  • Closed crankcase ventilation system
Fuel system
  • Electronic fuel metering valve
  • Independently controlled cylinder monitoring and ignition system
  • Pre-chamber spark plugs
  • Busbar connections
  • Closed-coupled generator result in no torque transmission to the base frame
  • Reactive droop
  • 3-phase sensing and KVAR/PF control
  • Grid code generator
  • Anti-condensation space heater
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Compressed air engine start
  • Crankshaft vibration damper and guard

Additional information

Offering Type

Generator Set Specifications - Continuous Rating

4300 / 4000 ekW @1.0pf

Generator Set Specifications - Fuel Type

Natural Gas, Biogas, Coal Gas, Associated Gas, Synthesis Gas, Hydrogen Blend (to 25%)

Generator Set Specifications - Maximum Electrical Efficiency

44.1 / 43.8%

Generator Set Specifications - Maximum Standby Rating

4500 ekW

Generator Set Specifications - Frequency

50 / 60 Hz

Generator Set Specifications - RPM

1000 / 900 rpm

Engine Specifications - Engine Model


Engine Specifications - Displacement

271.8 l ( 16586 in³ )

Engine Specifications - Aspiration


Engine Specifications - Bore

260 mm ( 10.2 in )

Engine Specifications - Stroke

320 mm ( 12.6 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Length

9420 mm ( 371 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Width

2794 mm ( 110 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Height

3390 mm ( 133 in )

Generator Set Dimensions - Dry Weight - Genset

53299.4 kg ( 117505 lb )

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