For Worldwide Release: Mar 2015
Release Number: CO&G15PR2

Beijing, China - Caterpillar Oil & Gas announced today that seventy-six Cat® 3500 land electric drive drilling modules have been selected to power eighteen new-build land drilling rigs to be built in China and operated in the United Arab Emirates. Fifty Cat 3512C land electric drive drilling modules rated at 1101 ekW (60Hz) and twenty-six Cat 3516C (HD) modules rated at 1523 ekW (60Hz) will power the rigs. The units will be delivered over the course of this year to Baoji Oilfield Machinery Co., Ltd (BOMCO) and Sichuan Honghua Petroleum Equipment Co., Ltd based in China.

“We’re honored that NDC has been, and continues to be, a loyal Caterpillar customer” Brandon Wang, Caterpillar Oil & Gas Asia Pacific – China direct sales manager, noted. “Beyond the superior product attributes, the combined technical expertise of Caterpillar sales support and breadth of the Cat dealer network proved to be significant factors in winning the project.”

Developed specifically to meet the demands of oil and gas applications, Cat 3500 land electric drilling modules have established a reputation as  proven, reliable power solutions after logging countless hours in rugged oilfield applications. The modules deliver market-leading power density and feature a robust base design to withstand shock loads during for loading and unloading operations. Manufactured in Lafayette, Indiana, the drilling module provides customers with enhanced safety, performance and overall ease of use.

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