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Microturbines to power US shale gas compression stations

Capstone Turbine has won an order for three microturbines to power compression stations in the Marcellus Shale play in the US.

A C800 microturbine and two C1000 microturbines will be delivered to two repeat oil and gas sector customers, Capstone said this week.

à‚ The three microturbines, which will run on wellhead natural gas taken directly from the pipeline, are slated to provide primary power for multiple compression stations, Capstone said.

Both projects are expected to be commissioned in July.

E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone’s distributor for the mid-Atlantic and southeastern US, secured the projects.

‘We believe these orders, by two of our largest repeat customers, are an indication of a resurgence in the Marcellus and Utica Shale and a sign of activity for new feeder pipeline projects to come,’ said Jeff Beiter, E-Finity managing partner.

‘This activity will have a significant impact for E-Finity’s planned downstream combined heat and power (CHP) projects, throughout its mid-Atlantic and southeastern territories, as it will provide more affordable natural gas to end-use customers.’à‚