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Capstone Turbine to power Indonesian cement plant

World Cement,

Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received an order from Indonesia for a Capstone C800 system to power a cement plant in Balikpapan.

The order was secured by Serba Dinamik, Capstone's exclusive distributor for Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei and is expected to be commissioned in September 2014.

Alternative fuel options

The cement plant, located in Balikpapan, Indonesia, will be powered exclusively by the Capstone C800 microturbine. Initially powered by diesel reciprocating engines, the factory sought an alternative option that was more cost effective and efficient. After securing a steady supply of LNG to replace the high cost diesel fuel, the factory turned their attention to a more reliable, efficient, cost effective and cleaner power generation option to replace their existing diesel reciprocating generation equipment.

The Capstone C800 microturbine is a modular generation system that provides the high availability, high reliability, and low operating cost that the factory needed. The Capstone microturbine has a higher maintenance interval than its competitors due to its patented air bearing technology and rugged design. The C800 is a standalone unit, meaning the cement plant operates independent of the electric utility and relies solely on the microturbine for its entire electrical load.


"Businesses are constantly seeking to achieve energy independence from utilities while simultaneously reducing their operating costs. Many of them are turning to clean and green Capstone microturbines as their preferred power generation option because of their reliability, high availability, and low operating cost," said Jim Crouse, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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