Capstone Turbine Corp. (Capstone) has received an order for three C65 microturbines from an oil and gas midstream operator based in North America. Lone Star Power Solutions, Capstone’s exclusive distributor in Arizona, Texas, and the US Gulf States secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in summer 2020. The 65-kW units will be deployed at a remote site located within the Permian Basin.
“If you look globally, six of our 10 largest installed fleets of Capstone microturbines are oil and gas customers that are using microturbines to provide clean and reliable on-site energy in some of the harshest and remote applications in the world,” said Darren Jamison, president and chief executive officer of Capstone. “Securing additional follow-on orders from one of the largest midstream operators in North America is a significant step in our mission to lower the carbon footprint of companies operating in America’s oil fields.”
According to Jamison, Capstone microturbines align nicely with the needs of the oil and gas industry. The stand-alone microturbines will run all-electric power equipment at a remote operation while running on locally available high-pressure natural gas.
Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, USA, Capstone engineers and manufactures microturbine energy systems from 30 kW to 10 MW.