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Capstone bags 5 MW microturbine order in Mexico

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 17:36 -- Editor

Microturbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine Corporation has received orders equivalent to 5 MW from one of its Mexican distributors.

DTC Soluciones Inmobiliarias received the orders from industrial customers in Mexico. Each of the systems will utilize waste exhaust in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant.  The largest of the orders, a 2.6 MW project for a combined cooling heating and power (CCHP) plant, will be installed at the manufacturing facility of a global leader in plastic and aluminum closure systems located in northern Mexico.

The exhaust from the microturbines will be used to produce both hot and chilled water for the CCHP system. This multinational customer has dozens of plants worldwide that could be candidates for additional microturbine installations.

A 1 MW project will be installed at a Mexican pharmaceutical manufacturer located in Guadalajara. Since the microturbine is "dual mode," it will provide the Guadalajara plant with power security even when the local power grid goes down.

An existing Capstone customer in central Mexico that specializes in manufacturing packaging material will add a 200 kW microturbine to its existing 600 kW microturbine CHP plant. The original plant was commissioned in October of 2012.

Lastly, a ceramic tile and flooring manufacturer will install three 65 kW microturbines running on propane while utilizing the exhaust directly into the facility's drying ovens.