BPC Engineering, Capstone Turbine’s largest distributor in Russia, has secured an order for two C1000 microturbines as part of an upgrade of an industrial unitary enterprise paper mill in Minsk, Belarus.

The installation will serve as part of the mill’s boiler house renovation due to the expansion of production lines and an increase in power demand. These microturbines will reduce the customer’s energy costs and make the paper production facility much more energy efficient.
Capstone C1000 microturbine
The natural gas-fuelled C1000 microturbines will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application to provide primary power to the facility. Additionally, the heat from the clean exhaust will be used to generate approximately four tonnes of steam per hour for technological processes, heating and hot water production.

The 2 MW system will operate in dual mode at over 80 per cent system efficiency and cover about 80 to 90 per cent of the facility’s electrical needs.

The equipment shipped in late June and will be commissioned later this year. BPC has traditionally been one of Capstone’s largest distribution partners, with over 1,400 microturbines operating in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

Onsite CHP will not only make the paper mill more efficient, it will generate electricity at about half the price of the standard utility rates in the region,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone. “BPC estimates that the annual estimated savings will be US $500,000 through the microturbine implementation.”