$25-Million Navy Order For Caterpillar Generators Announced By H.O. Penn

Caterpillar, Inc. and H.O. Penn Machinery recently announced the sale of twenty 3608 diesel generator sets to the U.S. Navy. The generators will provide on-board electrical power in new Fast Combat Support ships, currently under construction in San Diego by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company.

Delivery of the first five generator sets, valued at $6.5 million, will be completed by early 1989. The remaining 15 engines will be delivered through 1993, pending Congressional defense funding. Total value of the sale is expected to exceed $25 million, including associated parts.

The 48,500-ton ships are designed to provide rapid redistribution of ammunition, petroleum products, provisions, and stores from shuttle ships to carrier battle groups under way. Five Cat 3608 diesel generator sets on each vessel will provide 2,500 kw each totaling 12,500 kw.

The generator sets will undergo shock testing this summer. Shock testing duplicates combat conditions.

H.O. Penn's Power Generation Division is experienced in fulfilling all of their customer's power needs, including marine and industrial standby and prime electrical generator sets, cogeneration systems, and peak power shaving systems, as well as a wide range of diesel engines for marine propulsion, and industrial applications.

H.O. Penn Machinery Company, Inc. was named the Caterpillar construction and engine dealer for Connecticut and lower New York State in 1933, and now maintains six established branches.

For more information on the Caterpillar marine generator sets, or for other quality Caterpillar equipment, parts, and service, Circle 38 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  Feb 1988

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