March 2017 — Horizon Power Systems secured an order for 12 Capstone Turbine C65 microturbines, three C600S Signature Series microturbines, and a C800S Signature Series microturbine for a repeat oil and gas customer in the San Juan Basin.
“This is our second oil and gas order in our territory in less than a month,” said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power Systems. “This customer has installed over 180 Capstone units over the years. As the oil and gas industry rebounds, we’re seeing increased interest in our microturbines.”
Horizon Power is Capstone’s largest distributor in the Americas, with a territory that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northwest Territories in Canada. For the U.S. oil and gas industry, it sells and services microturbines in the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Mancos, Permian, San Juan, and Wattenberg shale plays.
All 16 microturbines will provide prime power to oil production sites, production measurement operations, and transportation pipelines, and be fueled by wellhead gas. Horizon expects to commission the units in increments starting this summer.
Henry noted that the customer chose the Capstone microturbines for their low emissions profile, low maintenance, and reliable power generation capabilities in remote locations.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico contains one of the largest demonstrated natural gas reserves in the United States. New Mexico is among the top 10 states in the nation in per capita natural gas consumption with the electric power sector being the largest consumer in the state.
“We are seeing increased interest especially in our new world class Signature Series product offering,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Signature Series microturbines incorporate several system and design upgrades.