Capstone Turbine Corp. announced it received an order for two C1000 Signature Series microturbines to provide distributed power for two Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) facilities in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The project is expected to be commissioned in July.
A diesel-fueled C1000S microturbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) configuration at the KISR headquarters to provide prime power and later hot water to a newly constructed water desalination plant. A second 1 MW CHP unit will be fueled by natural gas and installed at a separate KISR facility operating in the oil sector.
“This project will demonstrate an effective approach to supply the rapidly expanding new cities in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region with an efficient and practical solution that can meet the growing energy demand, which averages 6 to 7% annually,” said Ayman Al Qattan, Renewable Energy Program Manager at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.
Both systems will utilize Capstone’s new integrated heat recovery modules designed to simplify product installation, serviceability and overall operation in CHP and CCHP applications. The integrated heat recovery module provides recoverable heat energy driving total system efficiency levels as high as 80%, Capstone said.
“Our focus continues to be fixed on diversifying our customer base and geographic presence while increasing our business in the CHP or energy efficiency markets,” said Darren Jamison, president and chief executive officer of Capstone. “The Middle East is a new growth market for Capstone and an important part of our strategic initiative. Since launching the initiative, we have sold products into Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.”