Capstone to supply microturbines for Kuwaiti CHP plant

Capstone Turbine is set to deliver two C1000 microturbines to Kuwait.

The order for the 1 MW turbines was announced this week.

A diesel-fired microturbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) configuration at the headquarters of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) in Kuwait City, where it will provide prime power and hot water for a new water desalination plant. It is expected to be commissioned this year.

Meanwhile, a gas-fired microturbine will be installed at a separate KISR facility operating in the oil sector.

Both systems will feature Capstone’s new integrated heat recovery modules, the company said.

Ayman Al Qattan, Renewable Energy Program Manager at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, said: ‘This project will demonstrate an effective approach to supply the rapidly expanding new cities in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region with an efficient and practical solution that can meet the growing energy demand, which averages 6-7% annually.’

Darren Jamison, Capstone president and CEO, added that the Middle East is ‘a new growth market for Capstone and an important part of our strategic initiative’.

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