Unparalleled Support in Oman: Cat® dealer Al Bahar Delivers on Service

With combined engineering and oilfield experience, Bentec GmbH and International Drilling Technology L.L.C, the first and only manufacturer of land rigs in the Sultanate of Oman, understand the importance and value of offering a differentiated, unique solution tailored to the Middle East. Looking to power three land drilling rigs for operation in a hostile desert environment, the company wanted not only the industry-standard for power but also a power solutions provider capable of providing best-in-class local support.

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. 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.

The company wanted product reliability backed with the support of a twenty four hour service provider with a local presence, leading them to select Cat generator sets and the land drilling expertise provided by Al Bahar. For each rig, 4x Cat 3512B land electric-drive drilling module, each with a power rating of 1757 hp @ 1500 rpm, were selected to provide prime power. Additionally, each rig will be outfitted with a Cat C15 generator, providing 400KW, 415 Volts @ 50 Hz for emergency power.

Developed specifically to meet the demands of oil and gas applications, the Cat 3512B land electric-drive drilling module has established itself as a proven, reliable power solution after logging countless hours in rugged oilfield applications. The generator set delivers market-leading density and features a robust base design ideal for loading and unloading operations. Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, the 3512B features the latest Caterpillar electronic control module, the EMCP 4.3, which provides customers with enhanced safety, performance and overall ease of use.

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About Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Bahar

In their more than 50 years as Caterpillar 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.

About Caterpillar Oil & Gas

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

About Caterpillar

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.

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