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CM32C (V-Type) Generator Set

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  • Minimum Rating 5580 kWe
  • Maximum Rating 7840 kWe
  • Emissions/Fuel Strategy (WB) Cert stage 1 and 2
  • Voltage 3000 to 13800 Volts

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Generator Set Specifications

  • Minimum Rating
    5580 kWe
  • Maximum Rating
    7840 kWe
  • Emissions/Fuel Strategy
    (WB) Cert stage 1 and 2
  • Voltage
    3000 to 13800 Volts
  • Frequency At Speed
    50 Hz @ 750 / 60 Hz @ 720
  • Duty Cycle
    Prime, Continuous
  • Ready To Accept Loads (Preheated/Vented)
    40 s
  • Normal Ramp Up To 100% Load
    95 s
  • Emergency Ramp Up 10% To 100% Load
    35 s
  • Genset Efficiency Up To

Engine Specifications

  • Engine Model
    CM32C V-Type, 4-stroke-engine
  • Bore
    12.6 in
  • Stroke
    18.11 in
  • Aspiration
  • Engine Rating Range
    6000 - 8000 kW
  • Configuration
    12,16 cylinder
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel oil / heavy fuel oil (HFO) / crude oil
  • Swept Volume
    2258 in³
  • Mean Effective Pressure Up To
    326 psi
  • Specific Fuel Oil Consumption (WB I) Up To
    0.39 Ib/kWh
  • Specific Fuel Oil Consumption (WB II) Up To
    0.39 Ib/kWh
  • Specific Lube Oil Consumption
    0.001 Ib/kWh

Generator Set Dimensions

  • Length - Minimum
    421 in
  • Length - Maximum
    478 in
  • Width - Minimum
    139 in
  • Width - Maximum
    139 in
  • Height - Minimum
    183 in
  • Height - Maximum
    183 in
  • Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)
    251327 lb
  • Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)
    317465 lb

Reliable Operation

  • Intensive cooling of key components including exhaust valve seats, injector cooling integrated into lube oil system
  • Reliable, proven and high efficient single turbo charging system
  • Classification society standards ensure high safety and quality
  • Intelligent simplicity ensures a robust engine platform
  • Optimized service schedules enable high availability and long durability

Control & Monitoring

  • Ultrafast start time and load acceptance
  • No engine start limitations
  • Continuous power (base and peak load), prime power, stand-by
  • Part load with high efficiency
  • Monitoring for unattended operation
  • Asset intelligence system

Ease Of Installation

  • Reduced complexity of standard modular design allows an easy installation
  • Low space requirements between the gensets
  • Genset is ready for installation
  • Generator set designed for direct elastic mounting

Ease Of Operation

  • Low fuel and oil consumption
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Operator and maintenance training courses available

Intelligent Simplicity

  • High reliability, modular design and integral construction reduce the number of components by 40% over conventional designs e.g.:
    - Dry engine block with integrated ducts for lubricating oil and charge air and underslung crankshaft
    - Compact cylinder head design
  • Smart maintenance solutions:
    - Easily removable cylinder heads, quick removable fluid connections
    - Split connecting rods to allow fast and easy piston removal without disturbing the big end bearing
    - Segmental camshaft design
    - Simplified parts spectrum by using single-pipe exhaust gas
    - Engine block free from cooling water
  • State-of-art material ensures long life time

Ease Of Maintenance

  • Smart maintenance solutions allow an easy component accessibility
  • Large inspection openings afford an easy serviceability to core engine internals
  • Core engine components designed for reconditioning and reuse
  • Short maintenance times enable high availability
  • No engine removal necessary for maintenance and overhauls


  • Liquid: Light fuel oil (LFO), crude oil and heavy fuel oil (HFO) with fuel quality up to 700 cSt/50°C according to CIMAC H55/K55
  • Dual:
    - Light fuel oil (LFO), crude oil and heavy fuel oil (HFO) with fuel quality up to 700 cSt/50°C according to CIMAC H55/K55
    - Natural gas with methane number > 80 and lower heating value of 28MJ/Nm3
  • Gaseous: Natural gas with methane number > 80 and lower heating value of 31.5 MJ/Nm3


  • World bank emission certification (Stage 2)
  • Technische Anleitung (TA) Luft (only gas)
  • Post-emission treatment systems for lower emission requirements available

Expertise & Experience

  • Assistance for planning - delivery - commissioning - operation and service)
  • Expertise and experience for solutions to maximize benefits, e.g. combine heat and power systems (CHP)

Standard Equipment:

  • Fuel System
    • Circulation module
    • Gas valve unit (GVU) (only dual fuel (DF) and gas)
    • Pre-pressure module
    • Engine ventilation module (only dual fuel (DF) and gas)
    • Ignition fuel oil module (only dual fuel (DF))
    • Separator module
  • Lubricating Oil System
    • Piping interface module
    • Combined module: cooling water system and lube oil system
    • Lube oil separator module
  • Cooling Water System
    • Cooling water system with radiators
    • Piping interface module
    • Combined module: see lube oil system
  • Starting System
    • Starting air compressor module
    • Starting air receiver module
  • Combustion Air System
    • Air filter - pulse
    • Air filter - oil bath
    • Air filter - pocket
  • Exhaust System
    • Exhaust gas ventilation module (only dual fuel (DF) and gas)
    • Oxidation catalytic (Oxicat) converter system
    • Exhaust gas silencer
    • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system
  • Control & Monitoring System
    • Local control panel (LCP)
    • Local data panel (LDP) / generator control panel (GCP)
    • Engine monitoring package
    • Gas leak detection per cylinder (only dual fuel (DF) and gas)
    • Motor control center module (MCC)
  • Mounting System
    • Elastic mounting - genset/engine

Optional Equipment:

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