Caterpillar to Supply Prime Power for Six Drillships

  Caterpillar to Supply Prime Power for Six Drillships

Power solutions to be packaged at Caterpillar facility in Brazil

Business Wire

RIO DE JANEIRO -- April 30, 2013

Caterpillar Global Petroleum announced today it has been awarded the contract
from Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu - EEP to provide the diesel generator sets
for the main and propulsion power, as well as the emergency power, for six

Cat 16CM32 (Photo: Business Wire)

Cat 16CM32 (Photo: Business Wire)

All six drillships are to be built at Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu shipyard
in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The drillships were ordered by Sete Brasil,
which has charter contracts with Petrobras for these vessels. The drillships
are to be used in the Brazilian pre-salt ultra-deep layers drilling program;
after construction, the rigs will be chartered by Petrobras for 15 years and
will be operated by the drilling contractors Odebrecht Oil & Gas and Etesco.

Each of the six drillships will be powered by 6x 16CM32 main diesel generator
sets and the emergency power will be provided by 1 x 3516B generator set.

Antti Ekqvist, Caterpillar global business development manager for offshore
oil and gas commented, “We are pleased to be selected as the preferred power
solutions provider by EEP for these new drillships. Our significant footprint
in Brazil enables Caterpillar to not only package, test and assemble its power
solutions, but also provide through our dealer, Sotreq S. A., superior product
support and service during the operational lifetime of the vessels.”

Drillships operating  in deep and ultra-deep layers face challenging
operational conditions; the CM32C generator sets provide the reliability,
durability, efficiency, and performance required to meet these challenging
operational conditions. The generator sets meet IMO Tier II emissions
standards. Additionally, the CM32 generator sets feature a well thought-out
complete package solution to enhance ease of installation and reduce
complexity and will also satisfy local content requirements.

The 16CM32 generator sets will be packaged and tested at the Caterpillar
facility in Piracicaba to meet local content standards. Caterpillar's
investment in the Piracicaba facility enables the world’s leading power
solutions provider to offer a wide range of main power, auxiliary, and
emergency generator sets to meet the Brazilian national content needs of the
fast growing Brazilian offshore oil and gas industry.

Cat generator sets are backed by the worldwide Cat dealer network with trained
technicians to ensure service support is never out of reach. To learn more
about the comprehensive Cat solutions for the offshore industry, visit
industry experts on hand at the Caterpillar booth at OTC 2013, May 6-9, in
Houston, Texas, (Booth #3341) or visit

About Caterpillar Brasil

Located in Piracicaba (SP), Caterpillar Brasil celebrates 59 years of absolute
market leadership in the segments it serves. They have achieved Class A
Operational Excellence, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. The national
product line has 36 different machine models, including hydraulic excavators,
compactors, wheel loaders, motorgraders, backhoe loaders and track-type
tractors. Caterpillar also produces generator sets in the 32 to 6,000 kVA
range, special tools and accessories for its equipments. In September 2010,
the company announced expansion plans of its manufacturing capacity in Brasil,
by acquiring a new industrial facility in Campo Largo, Paraná state, which
operations were started in September 2011. The company is the main exporter in
its industry and the 29^thlargest in the country. The company has 5.200
employees and is recognized for its product quality, socially responsible
actions and respect to the environment and for be the only Brazilian company
to six years among the five Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work
Institute. More information is available at:

About Caterpillar Global Petroleum

Caterpillar Global Petroleum, Caterpillar Inc.’s oil and gas division with
headquarters in Houston, Texas, groups all the sales and service activities
for Cat oil and gas power solutions. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has
manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power
solutions with outputs from 31 to 16,000 kW. The sales and service network
includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support
customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression
segments. More information is available at:

About Caterpillar

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and
driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2012 sales
and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the
world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, clean
diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. More information
is available at

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Caterpillar Brazil
Renato Sanchez
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