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Sharjah, UAE – 16 November 2017

Al-Bahar in partnership with Caterpillar® Oil & Gas successfully participated in the 2017 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from November 13 – 16. Al-Bahar alongside Caterpillar, leveraged the platform to demonstrate the technology that keeps customers connected to their assets, promising continued success.

The theme this year ‘Connecting for Success’ highlighted Caterpillar’s ongoing commitment to offering an increasingly digital and connected range of products. The stand also featured the partnership of Caterpillar with GTUIT, a manufacturer of mobile gas treatment systems. The key highlight of this years’ participation at ADIPEC was the introduction of Smart Engine Management System (SEMS) – the latest engine and generator controller algorithm developed by Caterpillar exclusively for land electric drilling rigs to efficiently manage the number of engines required to meet rig power demands.

Designed to convey the customer benefits of Cat products’ including durability, reliability, and safety along with Al-Bahar’s product support services and solutions, the booth witnessed visitors from key businesses, who discussed and previewed the innovative solutions on display. The visitors’ list included among others ADNOC, PROTECH ENERGY, GREEN EMIRATES, NPCC, TOTAL, ARCCO, ALLISON, ESMA, and more. The oil and gas industry is known for its attribute to stay competitive even during challenges. Al-Bahar reinforced its commitment to working closely with its customers at ADIPEC this year, by showcasing the ‘right-fit’ solution(s) that are critical to the oil and gas industry.

In addition, Cat Connect was the highlight of the show. As Caterpillar focuses – more on its digital footing, Cat Connect was the crucial aspect highlighted this year. “With the segment of oil and gas getting so competitive, it’s essential to perform more at lower costs. Even daily operations and maintenance lead to added resources,” said Mohamed El Kaddour, General Manager – Energy & Transportation Division at Al-Bahar. He added, “Hence solutions like Cat Connect offering timely and accurate information, help improve the bottom-line for our customers, thereby assuring better profitability.”

Commenting on the commitment of Al-Bahar, Mr. Kaddour added, “At Al-Bahar we have been serving our customers especially from the petroleum industry since many years now, and hence we clearly understand their struggles. Through ADIPEC we want to assure our customers that we are with them and are prepared to help them succeed in times like that of today.” Al-Bahar showcased the collaboration it has with Caterpillar as a dealer, connecting essentials for every business, they cater to, adding value for customers.

Talking of Cat Connect technology, Mark Kingsley, Sales Manager for Caterpillar Oil & Gas, said, “Cat Connect is the industry’s broadest suite of integrated equipment and asset management services and solution offerings. It integrates products, processes and people like never before, meeting operational needs of any size, type or complexity.” He added, “Our exhibit at this year’s ADIPEC helped our customers fully realize the benefits of our new technologies. We are committed to showing how we collaborate with our dealers like Al-Bahar and with Cat Connect to keep our customers assets connected – reducing their costs and significantly reducing downtime.1”

ADIPEC this year – the 20th edition, included the outlook for oil prices and the possible extension of production cuts. With world’s most senior energy company executives gathering and discussing critical issues facing the industry, the event was highly anticipated and well participated. The event witnessed more than 2,000 exhibiting companies, 25 country pavilions, 700 speakers, 8,500 delegates, and 100,000 trade professionals from more than 135 countries. ADIPEC 2018 has been scheduled from 12-15 November.


For more than 75 years, Mohamed Abdulrahman Al-Bahar has proved to be one of the most favored and trusted companies within the Machinery and Power system trading industry in the Middle East. With a holistic range of solutions for power system needs ranging from power generators, switchgears, load banks and all other related accessories, Al-Bahar provides total turnkey power systems solutions for the Marine, Oil and Gas, Industrial and Electric Power Generation industries. Headquartered in Sharjah, U.A.E, Al-Bahar holds strength of 2800 employees, spread across all its functional branches. For more information, visit www.albahar.com


Caterpillar Oil & Gas, Caterpillar Inc.’s oil and gas division with headquarters in Houston, Texas, consolidates all the sales and service activities for Cat oil and gas power solutions. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier 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 www.cat.com/oilandgas