Capstone Turbine Corporation, a microturbine energy system manufacturer, has won a 6MW order from an interstate pipeline and midstream company in the Mid-Atlantic area in the US.
The order includes six Capstone C1000 Power Packages for three separate locations to provide prime power to three liquid stripping facilities located in West Virginia’s remote northern panhandle. This is a follow-on order from two C1000 Power Packages and two C600 Power Packages the same company purchased in early July.
The natural gas fueled turbines will be used to power propane stripping equipment at the sites. Each site will have a 900 horsepower refrigeration compressor and several large condenser fans. The industry leading natural gas pipeline company will rely solely on Capstone’s clean power to meet their production quotas at the remote plants.
The Capstone units, which are scheduled to be operational in November, were chosen over the local power grid because of availability and cost. In some areas, the grid is miles away and build out would be cost prohibitive and take several months.
In combination with the July order, this brings the customer’s fleet up to 9.2MW of power in the area.