Grupo CBO Selects Cat® Power and Propulsion for AHTS

3 December, 2014 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce Cat® power and propulsion solutions have been selected to power four AHTS vessels for Grupo CBO, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Each AHTS vessel will be equipped with 4 x 6 M 32 C propulsion engines rated at 3000 bkW and Cat Propulsion controllable pitch propellers. Additionally, Cat will again power the third PSV in a series for Grupo CBO with 4 x 3512C diesel electric propulsion (DEP) generator sets rated at 1700 ekW as well as 1x C18 for harbor/emergency power. The 180 ton bollard pull AHTS vessels will be designed by Hayvard Design and Solutions, using an adapted version of its 843 design.

Cat dealer Sotreq led the Caterpillar efforts on the landmark project for the Brazilian market and will continue to manage the delivery and subsequent service of the Cat solutions. “Sotreq has the capacity to provide comprehensive packaging for marine offshore customers in an expedited timeline and this has proved to be a differentiating factor for our customers in the Brazilian offshore market,” noted Rodrigo Feria, Sotreq marine sales manager. “This project marks the entrance of Cat Propulsion into the Brazilian marine sector and we are pleased to be able to offer integrated solutions for our local customers.”

Cat BCP controllable-pitch main propellers have been specifically designed and developed for heavy-duty applications with the pitch setting hydraulic servo cylinder in the hub. The hub lubrication system is a unique oil circulating system with an integrated moisture monitoring system. This is the first hub system in the shipbuilding industry where the moisture content is constantly checked, making it possible to protect the entire propeller system as well as the environment.

With a distinguished seventy year history operating in Brazil, Sotreq is the largest Cat dealer in the Brazilian market. Developing solutions for customer specific needs, including parts, services and tailor-made customer service agreements through 12 dedicated branches, Sotreq is an offshore market leader and has supplied equipment for over fifty offshore vessels in the last 5 years.

Visit Caterpillar Marine and Sotreq at the International Workboat Show, December 3rd – 5th in New Orleans, Louisiana, booth #2802. For more information on Caterpillar Marine, visit For information on Cat Propulsion products, visit Follow us on Facebook: and Twitter @catmarineglobal during the show using #CatWBS.

About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat® and MaK marine engines within Caterpillar Inc. The organisation provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100 kWe in marine generator sets. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

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About Caterpillar

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments – Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media,

About Sotreq

As exclusive Caterpillar dealer with equipment and service solutions, Sotreq is present at Southeast, Midwest, North and Northeast Brazil. We also commercialize MaK products and services throughout all Brazilian territory and some countries in South America. Sotreq operates in industry segments such as heavy and light construction, mining, energy, petroleum and marine. The same business group comprises the companies Somov (material handling distributor), Soimpex (foreign trade), Sitech (technology and monitoring) and MDPower (Perkins master distributor). For more information, please visit our website: