Micros Go Big In Britain
By Jack Burke12 April 2017
Capstone Turbine Corp. said that it received an order for 30 C65 ICHP microturbines for various integrated combined heat and power (CHP) projects across the United Kingdom.
“Energy efficiency is a big growth market for in the UK and all over Europe,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone’s president and chief executive officer. “We are honored that Pure World Energy has chosen to expand its fleet by leveraging our Capstone product, and our new and improved roof mounted exhaust heat recovery module,” added Mr. Jamison.
Pure World Energy, Capstone’s UK partner, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned beginning July 2017. Pure World Energy owns and operates Micro Power Stations across the UK for which Capstone’s C65 microturbine is the core technology. Capstone microturbines were selected for their high reliability, low emissions and low cost of ownership, the company said.
“As Pure World Energy enters its next stage of growth, this order reflects our ongoing commitment to Capstone technology,” said Simon Wright, Pure World Energy’s chief executive officer. “Energy costs in the UK continue to rise, and facility operators are reviewing their energy strategies to see where savings can be made. Our investment in purchasing an additional 30 C65 ICHP microturbines will enable us to fulfill the immediate demand we have throughout 2017 and expand our existing Capstone fleet.”
The natural gas-fueled 65kW ICHP microturbines will be installed at multiple leisure, healthcare and hospitality facilities providing cogeneration benefits year round, which include reduced operational expenses and lower environmental impact. All 30 units will utilize Capstone’s new C65 heat recovery module (HRM), which features a 6% efficiency improvement over the original HRM technology, the company said.
“Capstone’s new and improved HRM technology will provide greater overall system efficiency in the same footprint which translates to improved project economics for customers,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new C65 HRM will allow us to capture even more accessory business globally, especially in Europe,” added Crouse.