To Russia With Power
Capstone provides power to Russian manufacturing sector despite geopolitical tensions
Capstone Turbine Corp. has expanded its presence in Russia's manufacturing sector with two ultra-high efficiency combined heat and power (CHP) projects.
LLC Alyonka Trade House in Dzerzhinsk chose a Capstone C600 (600 kW) microturbine with integrated gas boosters to replace the natural gas reciprocating generator set at a manufacturing facility. Alyonka plans to increase the power output of the manufacturing facility to 1 MW by adding two additional Capstone C200 microturbines. The overall efficiency of the plant was increased to roughly 90% by adding a heat recovery unit to utilize the microturbine exhaust to provide heating and hot water to the facility. The microturbines operate very cleanly and efficiently and do not exceed 9 ppm of NOx and CO, which is 10 to 15 times lower than traditional reciprocating engines, Capstone said.
In a second CHP project, BPC recently commissioned five C65 (65 kW) microturbines for the OJSC Pskov bread baking factory in Pskov, Russia. The grid-connected CHP plant designed by BPC consists of five C65 microturbines, five gas boosters, and two 600 kW gas boilers.