Capstone Receives Additional 10MW of Orders for the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Mon Apr 9, 2012 8:30am EDT

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CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received orders totaling approximately 10 megawatts from two oil and gas producers in the Eagle Ford shale play.

Capstone continues its penetration of the North American shale gas market with two more large multiple megawatt orders – one from a new customer that ordered five C1000 Power Packages for five separate remote central gathering sites and a second from a producer with multiple Capstone microturbines already in the field. This latest follow-on order includes seven C600 and one C800 Power Packages.

Capstone distributor Horizon Power Systems secured the two large orders the first week of April for the 13 Power Packages, which will supply prime power at each central gathering site. All 13 of the Power Packages are scheduled to be installed and commissioned in the next three months.

"These Eagle Ford producers are continuing to adopt the Capstone microturbines because they want the high reliability and low emission benefits of our products," said Sam Henry, Horizon Power Systems President. "They need the assurance of round-the-clock power at remote wellhead sites and know that's precisely what Capstone microturbines deliver."

All 13 C1000 series microturbine packages will provide clean and green prime power to central processing facilities and metering stations. The microturbines, fueled by pipeline quality gas, will produce electricity to provide all power to the onsite equipment, including heaters, pump motors, compressors and distribution panels.

"The oil and gas market continues to be our fastest growing market worldwide," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "From the Eagle Ford and Marcellus shale plays in the United States to the oil fields of Russia and Africa, Capstone Microturbines are becoming the go-to power source for producers that want extremely reliable and low emission onsite power solutions."

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 6,000 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York Metro Area, Mexico City, Nottingham, Shanghai and Singapore.

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