US-based manufacturer of industrial gas turbines, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, has agreed to purchase a majority interest in Turboden, an Italian manufacturer of high efficiency turbogenerator systems.

Based in Brescia, Turboden designs and produces Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems including turbines and turnkey turbogenerator units for distributed power generation in biomass, geothermal, solar and industrial heat recovery applications. The agreement with Turboden is an important extension of Pratt & Whitney Power Systems presence in renewable power generation.

‘For almost 30 years, Turboden has developed efficient, environmentally friendly turbogenerators for renewable energy generation throughout Europe. Now the challenge is worldwide,’ said Mario Gaia, president of Turboden.