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Capstone Signs First C1000 Factory Protection Plan

Posted on June 10, 2009

Capstone Turbine Corporation announced that it has signed a contract for its first C1000 long term Factory Protection Plan (FPP) for three C1000 systems recently shipped to Aquatec-Maxcon Pty Ltd, its distributor for the Australian market. The three unit order will soon be installed at a major coal seam gas producer in a reverse osmosis water system application.

This C1000 FPP contract is valued in excess of US$2 million dollars over a 10 year period. This latest contract pushed the total FPP backlog over US$11 million dollars. Capstone launched the FPP program approximately two years ago to improve the reliability and service of its microturbine products. Typical FPP service contracts vary in length from a minimum of one year to a maximum of 11 years with most FPP contracts covering between five and nine years.

“This latest contract puts the total number of C30, C65, C200 and C1000 Series microturbines under FPP contracts in excess of 400 units as of May 31, 2009,” said Shelby Ahmann, Capstone's senior vice president of customer service. “Capstone's goal is to get as many new C200 and C1000 Series products as possible into the Factory Protection Program to guarantee product performance and system reliability.”

“The benefit of Capstone's FPP program is that customers can plan for product life cycle costs and obtain optimum product performance from scheduled maintenance performed by trained technicians," stated Capstone's president and chief executive officer, Darren Jamison.

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