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MarkWest Orders 70 Cat G3600s

Engines will go to pipelines in Marcellus, Utica Shale areas


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MarkWest Energy Partners LP has ordered more than 70 Caterpillar G3600 engines, the company’s flagship series for gas compression applications.

A combination of G3608 engines rated at 2370 hp (1.7 MW) and G3612 engines rated at 3550 hp (2.6 MW) will be used to support gas gathering operations across the Utica and Marcellus shale producing regions.

Shipments are scheduled to begin in early 2014 with deliveries scheduled throughout the year. AG Equipment of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will perform initial packaging of this equipment. AG Equipment, along with Cat dealer Warren Cat, led Caterpillar’s efforts on the sale. Cat dealers Cleveland Brothers and Ohio Cat are coordinating after sale support services.

Made in Lafayette, Indiana, Cat G3600 engines for gas compression have logged 140 million operating hours around the world.

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