Alaskan oilfield gets on-site power

Capstone Turbine Corporation has received an order for two C600 dual mode microturbines to power a facility and on-site equipment at an oil field project in Alaska.

Two natural-gas-fired machines, designed specifically for high humidity environments, will be installed at an onshore oil and gas production site to provide primary power for operating the oil facility and on-site equipment.

Capstone distributors Horizon Power Systems and Chenega Energy worked together to secure the order and develop the project. The plant is expected to be commissioned in September 2015.

‘The conversion to natural gas is a much cleaner and more efficient solution than traditional diesel engines. Combined with the scalability of microturbines, this allows for the facility's power plant to expand incrementally, as the volume of production is expected to increase over time,’ said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power Systems.

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