CAPSTONE Turbine Corporation, the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has its first order in Oman from PipeLine Supply Company, the distributor for Oman and Qatar.
The end use customer, Consolidated Contractors Energy Development (CCED), chose Capstone microturbines because of their perfect fit in flare gas to power roles. Capstone microturbines can run on various fuels, including associated gas or flare gas. This gas is a byproduct of the oil extraction process that is often burned off, or flared. The Capstone microturbines utilise this gas to generate clean and green power for their operations. Instead of wasting this free fuel, CCED has simultaneously improved operational efficiency and reduced operational costs by utilising this associated gas. They have also eliminated the need to truck diesel out to the middle of the desert, further reducing their costs.
Additionally, Capstone microturbines have the added benefits of their reliable and rugged design, low emissions, and low maintenance cost. Deployed in the middle of the desert, CCED required a solution that could withstand the harsh and isolated environment with minimal maintenance, ensuring their operations remain functional. With longer maintenance intervals than its competitors and no need for lubricants or coolants, Capstone microturbines were the perfect fit.
The order, consisting of two Capstone C65 High Pressure Natural Gas (HPNG) microturbines, was secured by PipeLine Supply Company, Capstone’s exclusive distributor for Oman and Qatar.