Capstone Secures Order for Low-Emission Microturbines
29 August 2019
Capstone Turbine Corporation has secured an order to provide 1.2 megawatts (MW) of energy to power a triethylene glycol (TEG) dehydration facility in the Basra region of Iraq using two C600 Signature Series microturbines. The order includes Capstone’s self-cleaning pulse filtration system which allows the microturbines to endure the remote and sandy conditions with little maintenance.
Capstone’s two C600S microturbines will power 100% of the new dehydration facility. This new facility is part of a larger 25-year joint venture between local gas and oil producers in efforts to capture, treat and monetize associated gas currently being flared from three southern oilfields in the region. Capstone expects that higher oil prices and moves toward reduced gas flaring will continue to drive demand and should provide a positive backdrop for Capstone’s low emission microturbine solutions.
“Flaring is the traditional way to dispose of unwanted gas produced during oil exploration activities, but the long standing practice creates an immense amount of carbon dioxide emissions and adds to climate change,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone in a press release. “In Iraq alone, 16 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas is flared annually, making it a wasted resource that could instead provide electricity or other benefits to meet the predicted doubling demand by 2030,” he added.
Capstone intends to continue its trajectory, pushing low emission energy solutions across the Middle East and internationally.
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