Gas Genset - TCG 3016 Series

The MWM TCG 3016 gas engines are more than merely the next iteration of MWM's proven gas gensets: The new gas engines represent an entirely new development – perfectly tailored to the challenges of Industry 4.0 and the changed framework conditions of a dynamic market environment in the age of global value chains. Outstanding efficiency, reliability, flexibility, and environmental compatibility represent the basic pillars of the gas engines in the output range from 400 kWel to 1,000 kWel. Their innovative drive is especially evident from the greatly reduced fuel costs, the extremely low lubricant consumption, and the digitized power plant control TPEM.

MWM TCG 3016 Gas Engine –
Efficiency Goes Digital The New One. Robust. Efficient. Digital.

  • Output range from 400 kWel to 1,000 kWel
  • Optimum efficiency: electrical efficiency up to 43.5 percent
  • Greatly reduced installation and operating costs
  • Higher reliability and availability through improved robustness
  • Low maintenance costs due to longer maintenance intervals
  • Very low lubricant consumption and operator-friendly oil management
  • The TCG 3016 V16 S is specifically optimized for the 1 MWel capacity range, with high stress tolerance for optimum availability, and long useful life

Optimized Lubricant Managament

  • Greatly reduced oil consumption of 0.1 g/kWh. Thus, the TCG 3016 gas engine boasts the lowest lubricant consumption in its class.
  • Longer oil change intervals through innovative, leading-edge lubricant management
  • Lubricant change intervals of up to 4,000 operating hours for natural gas and biogas (high and medium gas quality)*
  • Up to 66 percent lower lubricant consumption compared to competitors
  • Lowest specific Lub Oil consumption in its class

*Oil change must be performed after oil analysis

Economical, Efficient and Complete

  • With its comprehensive digital power plant control system TPEM (Total Plant & Energy Management), Caterpillar redefines the control standard for energy solutions. TPEM eliminates the need for additional control systems for most applications, as all power plant data for the genset and plant control are combined in one system. The optimum power plant control enables high economic efficiency, provided from a single source.
  • ONE USER INTERFACE – Complete power plant control and setup
  • REMOTE ACCESS – Remote power plant control on site and via VPN connection with visualization “TPEM Remote Client” included
  • SECURITY-ORIENTED TECHNOLOGY – Meets latest ISO 27001 standards; Safety chain for cogeneration plant monitoring (TÜV-certified)
  • SET UP – Custom-tailored technical solutions; One integrated, flexible control system for all electric power applications; Modular structure for individual solutions
  • OPERATE – High efficiency through optimal power plant control; Enables remote power plant management and monitoring; Use the full genset potential with maximum reliability
  • OPTIMIZE – Data management and analysis delivers information for optimizing the power plant; Life cycle history enables the logging of and access to data throughout the life cycle of the genset and the peripherals

High Efficiency, Low Operating Costs

  • Highest efficiency in its output class through unique combination of long maintenance intervals (80,000 operating hours for natural gas) and high efficiency (electrical efficiency up to 43.5 percent)
  • The only gas engine on the market that combines efficiency with robustness to such a high degree
  • Thanks to the optimized combustion, the electrical efficiency has been improved, and the vibration and stress that many components are exposed to has been reduced significantly.
  • Low gas consumption and flexible in terms of the fuel used; suitable for all gas types: natural gas, biogas, landfill gas, sewage gas, mine gas, etc.

Reduced Installation and Building Costs

  • Smaller setup area than for comparable gensets thanks to compact design and integrated tanks for daily refilling
  • Due to the flanged genset concept, the vibration decoupling takes place directly between the gas engine and the base frame, so that the setup costs are lower than for other gas engines.
  • Reduced investment costs thanks to expanded product scope and new digital power plant control TPEM (Total Plant & Energy Management)
  • Thanks to the optimized new combustion chamber geometry, higher mixture circuit temperatures reduce the dry cooler investment costs and ensure steadier combustion.
  • Further benefits and technological improvements: Water-cooled turbo charger, flanged genset concept, optimized flow control of the fuel gas mix and optimized oil management of the gas engine

Performance Data

Natural gas applications, NOx ≤ 500 mg/Nm3 *

Engine Type   TCG 3016 V08 TCG 3016 V12 TCG 3016 V16
Electrical Output kW 400 600 800
Medium Effective Pressure bar 18.9 18.9 18.8
Thermal Output ± 8% kW 404 618 821
Electrical efficiency % 43.1 43.3 43.5
Thermal Efficiency % 43.6 44.6 44.6
Overall Efficiency % 86.7 87.9 88.1

Biogas, landfill gas, and sewage gas applications, NOx ≤ 500 mg/Nm3 *

Engine Type   TCG 3016 V08 TCG 3016 V12 TCG 3016 V16
Electrical output kW 400 600 800
Medium effective Pressure bar 18.9 18.9 18.8
Thermal output ± 8% kW 394 599 791
Electrical efficiency % 42.8 42.9 43.1
Thermal efficiency % 42.2 42.8 42.6
Overall efficiency % 85.0 85.7 85.7


  • NOx ≤ 500 mg/Nm3; exhaust gas dry at 5 % O2.
  • Electrical output according to ISO 3046-1 at U = 11 kV, p.f = 1.0 for 50 Hz and a minimum methane number of MN 70 for natural gas.
  • Thermal output values are based on Exhaust gas cooled to 120°C for natural gas and 180°C for biogas.
  • The values given above are for information purposes only and not binding. The information given in the offer is decisive.

Specifications and Dimensions

Engine Type   TCG 3016 V08 TCG 3016 V12 TCG 3016 V16
Bore/Stroke mm 132/160 132/160 132/160
Displacement dm3 17.5 26.3 35.0
Speed min-1 1500 1500 1500
Mean piston speed m/s 8.0 8.0 8.0
Length mm 3100 3830 4200
Width mm 1780 1780 1780
Height mm 2150 2150 2150
Dry weight Genset Kg 5720 7000 8070


  • The values given above are for information purposes only and not binding. The information given in the offer is decisive.

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