Capstone to upgrade Melbourne building with C600 microturbine

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Capstone Turbine Corporation, the manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced recently that it received a follow-on order for a C600 microturbine to upgrade a new commercial building in Melbourne, Australia. 



Optimal Group, Capstone's Australian distributor, secured the order, as part of Walker Corporation's flagship Collins Square project in the city's Central Business District (CBD). The project is likely to be commissioned in June 2016.


The natural-gas-fueled C600 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) application to provide primary power, heating and cooling to the building. The 600kW modular microturbine can easily be expanded in the future to accommodate an increased building load. The redundancy of the microturbine allows it to operate part of the system when powering a partial load or when being serviced.


Capstone microturbines were selected for their low noise, no vibration, and their ability to meet the customer's sustainability and NOx emission targets. The new tower will be the Melbourne CBD's fourth of seven sites to utilize Capstone microturbine technology, and each tower is expected to meet or exceed the 5 star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) efficiency rating.