Capstone wins microturbine order in Russia
By Jack Burke07 April 2021 2 min read
Country seen as key to company’s growth strategy
Capstone Turbine Corp. received an order for a C600 Signature Series
(C600S) microturbine system to be installed in a critical power
application for a Russian data center. The order, secured by BMTec (www.biemtec.ru),
is expected to be commissioned in October.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), demand for data
center services will continue to grow, driven by media streaming and
emerging technologies such as AI, virtual reality, 5G and blockchain.
As efficiency trends of current technologies slow in coming years,
new, more efficient technologies will be needed to keep pace with
growing energy demand, the company said.
“Expanding our revenue growth in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and
Africa is one part of our six-element revenue growth strategy, which
also includes our internal solutions sales organization,” said Darren
Jamison, president and CEO of Capstone Turbine. “Last week, we
announced a C400S system to be installed at an aluminum smelting
operation in Saudi Arabia, owned and operated by Ma’aden Aluminum.
That order was secured by Capstone’s internal solutions sales team.
These two wins highlight the positive impact of our new revenue growth
The project will be split into two phases. The system is scheduled to
first provide electricity, with a plan to later update it to provide
combined heating and cooling capabilities in a second stage. Once
complete, the C600S package is expected to provide the data center
with electricity, hot water, and chilled water 24/7/365.
The 600 kW microturbine will be installed in dual mode configuration,
which means the system can run in parallel with or independent of the
electric utility grid. This is intended to ensure the data center has
secure and reliable power, even in the event of a grid outage, with no
operational downtime. The innovative trigeneration system will allow
the customer to save money while generating their own on-site IT-grade
power offering high availability, or “eight 9s” of reliability.
“A Capstone trigeneration system was selected by the customer for its
economic benefits as well, as its unparalleled ability to generate
power and thermal energy on-site at the source,” said Aleksy Zakharov,
Chief Technology Officer of BMTec.
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