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NOV selects Cat dealer to provide power solutions for drilling rig

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

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 at 1200 rpm, were selected to provide prime power for the rig, coupled to NOV’s Baylor generators each rated at 1750 kVA at 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, specialised support to OEMs in their manufacturing.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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