Romanian energy service company HospMed Project has ordered a 200 kW natural gas-fuelled Capstone microturbine as part of a cogeneration system.

The turbine, to be supplied by Greenvironment, will be installed at a hospital in the city of Medias and is scheduled for completion in November 2011.

The cogeneration system serves a dual purpose of supplying electricity and heat to the facility.

HospMed Project will operate the system, which will supply annually around 590 MWh of electricity and 2940 MWh of heat to the Medias municipal hospital. In addition, 750 MWh of electricity will be sent to the grid on a yearly basis.

Greenvironment says the cogeneration system achieves a total efficiency slightly above 90% and saves the hospital around 10% of its annual energy costs.

Peter Dorner, COO of Greenvironment said:” This is our first order from Romania for a cogeneration system using the Capstone microturbine.

“The Romanian market is developing very positively for us. At the moment, we are in advanced negotiations regarding five CHP projects with 800-1000 kW electrical installed capacity each in Romania alone.”

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