Capstone Hails Activity In Gas Market
By CT2 Staff13 June 2018
Capstone Turbine Corp. said it had sold its 14th C1000 Signature Series unit, which includes the C1000S, C800S and C600S, into the oil and gas market since February. The latest order is for a 1 MW C1000S unit to power a gas processing facility in Southern Texas. The unit will provide prime power at a remote gas processing facility. Horizon Power Systems secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in late 2018.
“We are encouraged to see the continued increase in activity in the oil and gas space as this order marks Capstone’s 14th C1000 Signature Series unit totaling 12.2 MW sold into the oil industry since February,” said Darren Jamison, president and chief executive officer of Capstone. “Our long-established history in the industry and the thousands of units in operation, serving the oil and gas market, has positioned us for continued growth as oil prices continue to recover over the summer.”
The natural gas-fueled Signature Series C1000 microturbine will be used to provide primary power to critical equipment at the gas processing plant. The plant is located in a remote area of Texas with no utility power available at the site. The operators turned to Capstone microturbines because of their reliability, efficiency and low maintenance requirements. Any loss of power at an oil and gas site can result in significant losses for the operator, Capstone said. Having a reliable and efficient source of power is critical to ensuring business continuity at the facility.