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Capstone Turbine Corporation has recently received orders totaling 5MW from one of its Mexican distributors. DTC Soluciones Inmobiliarias SA de CV received the orders from industrial customers in Mexico. Each of the systems sold will showcase microturbine technology by utilizing the waste exhaust in a combined heat and power plant.
The largest of the orders, a 2.6-MW project for a combined cooling heating and power plant, will be installed at the manufacturing facility of a global leader in plastic and aluminum closure systems located in northern Mexico. The exhaust from the microturbines will be used to produce both hot and chilled water for the CCHP system.
This multinational customer has dozens of plants worldwide that could be candidates for additional microturbine installations. A 1MW project will be installed at a Mexican pharmaceutical manufacturer located in Guadalajara. Since the microturbine is ‘dual mode,’ it will provide the Guadalajara plant with power security even when the local power grid goes down.
An existing Capstone customer in central Mexico that specializes in manufacturing packaging material will add a 200-kW microturbine to its existing 600-kW microturbine CHP plant. The original plant was commissioned in October 2012. The unique modular design of the Capstone C1000 Series solution makes expansion such as this very simple for the customer, according to Capstone.
Finally, a ceramic tile and flooring manufacturer will install three 65-kW microturbines running on propane while utilizing the exhaust for the facility's drying ovens.