Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for two C600 microturbines for an oil field project in Libya.
MicroTurbine Power, Capstone’s distributor in North Africa and parts of the Middle East, secured the new order, which is expected to be commissioned in late 2016. Capstone microturbines were selected for their reliability and low operational cost. With only one moving part, a patented air bearing, no coolants or lubricants, and with minimal maintenance requirements, Capstone microturbines make the ideal choice for high ambient temperature and harsh remote environments.
The diesel-fired C600 microturbines will be installed in a standby power application and configured to back up critical loads. In the event of a power outage, the microturbines will provide backup power to onsite water pumps and other oil and gas equipment. When needed, the electricity generated by the microturbines can cover nearly all the energy needs of the site, giving the customer enhanced reliability for operational stability.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the growth in installed electricity generation in Libya reflects higher economic growth and greater investment in the oil and natural gas sectors. Despite the growth in electricity generation and a high electrification rate, Libya still suffers from regular power outages.