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Seventeen Microturbines Off To Russian Oil Fields

Posted on June 19, 2012

Capstone Turbine Corp., received a 4 MW order for 17 Capstone microturbines – ranging from 65 kW to 1 MW – to generate prime power at nine remote LUKOIL-PERM oil fields in Russia.

The 17 low-emission microturbines are being installed among nine separate modular power stations, Capstone said. All the microturbines will be fueled by untreated associated gas from the well sites that otherwise would be flared. The nine microturbine power stations will help the Russian oil producer meet its goal to use 95% of associated gas from its oil wells for power generation, according to Capstone.

Five of the nine power stations have already been commissioned and are generating on-site prime power to LUKOIL-PERM well sites. Capstone distributor BPC Engineering in Moscow secured the order and expects to commission the remaining four power stations this fall, Capstone said.

LUKOIL-PERM is a subsidiary of LUKOIL, which produces 2% of the world's crude oil supply.

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