When National Oilwell Varco (NOV) was constructing a 3000 horsepower land rig, they turned to local Cat® dealer, Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Bahar, who has established a reputation for delivering around-the-clock product support to the region. They received what customers in the Middle East have come to expect from Al Bahar: reliable Cat power solutions delivered on-time and backed by one-of-kind onsite support. This was second out of four such rigs started by NOV at Jebel Ali, Dubai.
NOV wanted product reliability backed with the support of a 24-hour service provider with a local presence, leading them to select Cat engines and the land drilling expertise provided by Al Bahar for the largest land drilling rig of its kind. Five Cat 3516B land electric drilling engines, each with a power rating of 1855 hp @ 1200 rpm, were selected to provide prime power for the rig, coupled to NOV’s Baylor generators each rated at 1750 kVA @ 600Volts (60 Hz).
Developed specifically to meet the demands of oil and gas applications, the Cat 3516B engine has established itself as a proven, reliable power solution after logging countless hours in rugged oilfield applications. The engine delivers market-leading density and features a robust base design ideal for loading and unloading operations. Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, the Cat 3516B provides customers with enhanced safety, performance and overall ease of use.
With six Al Bahar Branches and four depots in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman, Cat dealer Al Bahar provides a thorough sales and service network throughout these Countries, including remote areas. In addition to their expansive regional coverage, Al Bahar has zeroed in on servicing the burgeoning Middle East drilling market by providing highly technical, specialized support to OEMs in their manufacturing.
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In their more than 50 years as Cat Dealer, Al Bahar have built state-of-the-art facilities at their Branches and Depots for Sales, Service, and Parts which are supported by trained and professional manpower. Al Bahar are market leaders in Power Systems in Oil and Gas and other businesses. They also provide Rental Power with a fleet of over 3000 Generator Sets and accessory equipment
Caterpillar Oil & Gas, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, consolidates all the sales and service activities for Cat oil & gas power solutions that include reciprocating engines, generator sets, transmissions and well stimulation pumps. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides 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: http://www.catoilandgasinfo.com
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 Power Systems - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.
Jenna Janik Marcoux