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Propulsion Engines and Marine Generators

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) provides propulsion engines and marine generator sets in the medium and high-speed segments. The outputs of our main propulsion engines range from 93kW to 16,000kW, and outputs of 10kWe to 7,680kWe are available from our marine generator sets.

Main propulsion engines and marine generator sets

Backed by Caterpillar’s corporate research outputs and development programs, CMPS has reached a leading position in three market segments for propulsion engines and marine generator sets:

  • Ocean-going ships: container feeders, chemical tankers, Ro/Pax ferries and cruise ships
  • Commercial vessels: workboats, offshore supply vessels, commercial fishing boats and governmental vessels
  • Pleasure craft: production yachts, mega yachts and sport fishing boats

Diesel engines for ships

Cat® and MaK diesel engines for ships feature all the important qualities you expect in today’s marketplace. These include high reliability, low operational costs, simple installation and maintenance, and compliance with IMO environmental regulations.

In addition, CMPS constantly seeks innovative solutions, aimed at making you more successful. For example, when Caterpillar looked at the options to deliver a cleaner engine, we chose an innovative yet simple approach to meeting current and future emissions requirements for engines.

Cat® and MaK diesel engines for ships are highly reliable, low-cost, simple to install and maintain, and comply with IMO environmental regulations.
CMPS provides a strong line of world-class diesel engines.
CMPS' dealer network provides comprehensive service for both Cat and MaK engine brands.
CMPS' worldwide dealer network.
CMPS, headquartered in Hamburg, brings together sales and service for all Caterpillar's Cat and MaK branded marine products.

Propulsion engines, generator and engine spares and servicing

Caterpillar’s commitment is to meet your comprehensive marine needs. To do this, CMPS has established marketing and customer service infrastructures to cover Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Three regional headquarters work with an extensive global dealer network to provide comprehensive sales and service for both Cat and MaK engine brands. From the project phase, through the sales process and product commissioning, to parts supply, logistics, maintenance and repair, right through to engine upgrades, CMPS offers integrated marine solutions.

Furthermore, Caterpillar Financial Services (Cat Finance) provides attractive financing packages for all types of vessels that are using Cat or MaK main propulsion. Cat Finance offers competitive rates, terms and repayment plans tailored to customers’ needs.

Propulsion and auxiliary engine installation and commissioning

In addition to the more than 110,000 people at Caterpillar working around the globe, the Caterpillar dealer network is the strongest in the world. With more than 2,100 dealer locations and 120,000 employees, the worldwide dealer organisation has the local expertise, specialists and extensive spare parts inventory you will need.

The Caterpillar dealer network supervises the installation and commissioning of propulsion and auxiliary engine systems during the construction of the vessel. Our dealers support you in all aspects from engine maintenance to parts delivery, repair, reconditioning or upgrading through the vessel’s lifespan. Moreover, customised training for your crew and staff ensures maximum availability of the engine.

CMPS has one simple goal: to surpass your expectations by providing outstanding sales and service support in a professional and consistent manner.

About Caterpillar and CMPS

Caterpillar, a Fortune 100 company, is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. The company is a technology leader in construction, transportation, marine, mining, forestry, energy, logistics, electronics, financing and electric power generation.

CMPS, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, brings together all the sales and service activities for Cat and MaK branded marine products within Caterpillar, Inc. Both brands have been powering the ships and boats that grace our oceans, rivers and lakes for a combined history of more than 150 years.

Press Releases

  • Less Means More: MaK LESS Cuts Engine Installation Costs

    State-of-the-art marine engines are increasingly dependent on electronic engine monitoring and control. By using the advanced MaK large engine protection/safety system (LESS), the time required for engine installation, commissioning and maintenance can be considerably reduced. MaK LES

  • Team Players: Six MaK M 43 C Marine Engines Power HAL's Nieuw Amsterdam

    Six MaK M 43 C engines with a combined clout of 64,000kW on the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam will underscore Caterpillar Marine Power Systems' (CMPS) capabilities in high-end propulsion technology. The latest newbuilding for Holland America Line (HAL) will again rely on a diesel-electri

  • Customer Chat: Caterpillar Marine Launches Online Forum

    Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) has launched a new online forum designed to share product experience. The forum at will provide a unique platform for existing and prospective customers to exchange opinions, questions and solutions related to Caterpillar® marine pro

  • Smooth Operator: MaK DICARE Safeguards AIDAluna Engines

    AIDAluna, the third in a series of six new club ships for AIDA Cruises aimed at the German cruise market, will soon start her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean. Like her predecessors AIDAdiva and AIDAbella, the vessel is powered by MaK 9 M 43 C marine engines in a diesel-electric configuration.<

  • Route 66: Caterpillar Presents New Compact C6.6 ACERT Generator Set

    Hamburg, Germany – Backed by more than 80 years of engineering excellence, Caterpillar marine generator sets are built to offer dependable and efficient service even under extreme conditions. The new Cat® C6.6 ACERT® generator set combines proven design and manufacturing expertise with the latest

  • Deadliest Cat(ch): Captain Keith Colburn Relies on Cat Marine Power

    Hamburg, Germany – Seeing Caterpillar® engines in action is not always easy, especially when they are powering ships in the middle of the ocean. However, viewers of the popular television show 'Deadliest Catch' on Discovery Channel can regularly watch Cat® marine products propelling fishing vesse

  • Pushing the Limits: Florida Marine Transporters Goes Caterpillar

    Hamburg, Germany – Caterpillar marine dealer Louisiana Machinery Power Systems (LMPS) has concluded a deal to supply Cat® engines for ten inland river push boats. LMPS, which is covering parts of the US Gulf Coast and the Mississippi River, signed the deal with Florida Marine Transporters (FMT),

  • Southern Comfort: Caterpillar Marine Opens Louisiana Office

    Hamburg, Germany – Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) has expanded its presence on the US Gulf Coast by opening a new regional office in Mandeville, near New Orleans. The office, which opened in August, is another milestone in Caterpillar’s strategy of bringing its marine sales and service m


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