Our company SET Sustainable Energy Technologies GmbH is delighted to announce to be selected by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for the implementation of a SETCON electro-mechanical variable-speed gearbox for the Nahada-1 Booster Station at Fahud Plant in Oman.

In this project, Sulzer Ltd. will be responsible for the delivery of the complete new crude oil booster pump string, involving a high-efficient SETCON SC4A unit. Furthermore, the companies Arabian Industries Projects L.L.C. and PETROFAC E&C Oman L.L.C. have been awarded as main contractor and engineering subcontractor respectively

The SETCON unit itself has an output power capacity of app. 4.1 MW and output speed of app. 4,850 rpm. Furthermore, it is designed to operate at ambient outdoor temperature conditions ranging from 5°C to 60°C, with a lube oil system referring to API 614 STD  and a machinery protection system acc. API 670 STD.

SETCON was considered as the best solution for this application, due to its high efficiency performance, low voltage electronics and optimized installation space for potential follow-up retrofit projects. By choosing SETCON solution, PDO Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C. demonstrates their commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint.

Oman government has been taking steps towards energy efficiency and zero-carbon for years through several initiatives and policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions, as well as and increasing the use of renewable energy sources. Furthermore, the Omani government has implemented a number of energy efficiency measures, such as introducing regulations for energy-efficient buildings and appliances, promoting public transportation, and encouraging energy conservation practices in industries.

This project aligns with Oman’s efforts towards energy efficiency and sustainability, including their goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement objective of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. We are proud to be a part of this important initiative and look forward to continuing to contribute to a sustainable future for Oman.

About Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. We deliver the majority of the country’s crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all we focus on delivering excellence, growth and sustainable value creation within and well beyond our industry. The company is owned by the Government of Oman (which has a 60% interest), the Shell Group (which has a 34% interest), Total (which has a 4% interest) and Partex (which has a 2% interest). Gas fields and processing plants are operated by PDO exclusively on behalf of the Government

New SETCON installation for Additional Crude Oil Booster Pump at Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C in the Sultanate of Oman


Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and chemical processing applications. They specialize in energy-efficient pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, purification, crystallization and polymerization technologies for fluids of all types. Their solutions enable carbon emission reductions, development of polymers from biological sources, recycling of plastic waste and textiles, and efficient power storage. Sulzer’s customers benefit from their commitment to innovation, performance and quality through their responsive network of 180 excellent manufacturing facilities and service centres across the globe. Sulzer is headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834.