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To Russia With Power

Capstone provides power to Russian manufacturing sector despite geopolitical tensions

Posted on August 20, 2014

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.