Capstone Turbine Corp. has received an order for two C65 microturbines to be installed in a flare gas application for an oil producer in North Africa. Capstone’s distributor for North Africa secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in September 2017.
The flare gas-fueled C65 microturbines will provide prime power for a remote oil and gas field operation by utilizing gas that would otherwise be flared. The installation will also serve as an initial pilot project for this customer and the region, the company said.
“We continue to diversify our customer base and grow our geographic presence in key areas like Africa as it’s a major growth opportunity for Capstone,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone. “According to published studies, as much as 65% of the global electricity consumption by 2020 will be located in emerging markets like Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Pilot projects and new customers like this are critical to our future success in these new high growth regions.”