Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received a follow-on order for five C800 microturbines for another phase of the Los Ramones pipeline project in Northeastern Mexico. Industrias Energetícas, Capstone’s distributor in Mexico, secured the initial order for the pipeline project in December 2014, which consisted of six C800 microturbines and sixteen C30 microturbines.
Designed to improve gas supply in central Mexico, the Los Ramones pipeline project is part of the Mexican Energy Reform. The first phase of the pipeline will be approximately 114 km and provide a capacity of 2,100 MMcfd, and the second phase will be approximately 740 km with a capacity of 1,430 MMcfd.
Juan Carlos Hernandez, President of Industrias Energetícas said natural gas development in Mexico is poised for substantial growth, with a free-market energy policy in place. “Capstone microturbines were the clear choice for providing power to this multi-billion dollar project where reliability is critical.”