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Dual-fuel marine microturbine expands company offerings; contest for free microturbine power

Posted on October 11, 2013

Capstone Turbine Corp. is expanding its product offering in the marine market with LNG or diesel-fueled marine microturbines. The company said it has also appointed six Capstone marine distributors.

The company said it has launched a contest that will give away up to 130 kW of marine power to three existing or new ship owners. Winners will be selected from submitted entries that represent the most compelling marine projects that can be powered by clean and green marine microturbines. Capstone said that entries must be submitted by March 31, 2014.

The marine microturbines are already installed on several vessels including the Argonon, a Type C tanker in the European inland waterways that has been successfully operating with two C30 LNG Capstone microturbines since 2011.

The company said its microturbines are especially ideal for small- and mid-size commercial ships that travel inland waterways and emissions controlled areas (ECAs) and can provide all onboard electrical power.

Additionally, the technology becomes even more efficient when waste heat from the microturbine is captured during operation and re-used for other energy needs on the ship, such as heating and chilling, Capstone said.