Capstone Turbine Corp. has secured a 6.9-MW, long-term factory protection plan (FPP) aftermarket service contract to cover a major gas producer’s microturbine fleet at multiple locations in the US Appalachian Basin.
E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone’s exclusive distributor for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, secured the FPP aftermarket service agreement. E-Finity maintains a fleet of over 600 microturbines in continuous duty operation. This new FPP contract covers a total of 36 Capstone units, ranging from 87 to 1072 hp (65 to 800 kW), deployed at various remote oil and gas locations.
According to Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone, the oil and gas company had growing concerns over unpredictable weather patterns, such as arctic blasts and increasingly severe storms. Many of the oil and gas sites are in remote locations that experience harsh weather conditions, especially during winter storms where temperatures regularly fall to sub-zero conditions.
“Most natural gas producers in the Appalachian Basin operate in remote locations where traditional utility power is not very reliable or economical,” said Jamison. “Capstone’s microturbines are a reliable, low emission power source that our customers rely on 24/7 to help maintain the critical natural gas infrastructure.”