Spirit™ 1 – 1 MW Gas Turbine Power Generation System


Spirit 1 MW power generation system is designed for maximum flexibility and the highest availability of both liquid and gaseous fuels with heat values as low as 450BTU/cu.ft.

This compact, fully contained modular power generation solution offers maximum ease of integration with a wide range of alternative fuel applications. The system uses a proven aero-derivative gas turbine that gives over 40 million hours of operation and is specifically modified for alternative fuel operation.

Its components include turbine, industry proven gearbox, generator and auxiliary systems with state-of-the-art control and monitoring capabilities. The unique combination of hardware in 1 MW power plant results in excellent heat recovery performance of a turbine at a cost that is competitive with conventional reciprocating engine generating systems. Maintenance downtime is minimal.

In addition, the flexibility of the turbine’s combustion system allows it to operate on a variety of liquid and gaseous fuels such as natural gas, diesel oil, propane, and process and waste gases that are normally flared into the atmosphere.

Spirit 1 MW is also well suited for landfill gas applications where there is a use for recoverable heat or where high level of availability is important. Furthermore, Spirit 1 MW can be modified for cogeneration and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applications. It is ideal for remote installations because of its plug-n-play feature, and it can also operate for longer periods between maintenance activities.

Spirit 1 MW is available both as a skid-mounted system or trailer-mounted package for easy integration into existing and new facilities.

The “Plug-n-Play” packaging enables easy transportation and reduces installation time and costs. Installing multiple smaller units gives added flexibility and higher availability of power during maintenance and overhauls.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION • 1 MW gas turbine power generation system
• Continuous duty cycle
• Skid-mounted modular design
GAS TURBINE Honeywell T-53 Aeroderivative Gas Turbine
FREQUENCY 50 Hz & 60 Hz
FUEL Natural gas and diesel | Dual-fuel capable
POWER ISO 1.0 MW | 1,000 kW
HEAT RATE 15,222 Btu/kWh | 16,060 KJ/kWh
EXHAUST GAS FLOW 13 lb/s |5.9 kg/s
FUEL PRESSURE 180 psi gas | 12.4 bar gas
NOx EMISSIONS ≤ 50 ppm
Length 22 feet | 6.7 meters
Width 7 feet | 2.1 meters
Height 8 feet | 2.4 meters
Weight 24,000 lbs | 18,597 kg

Standard Equipment

The CAI Spirit 1MW (basic model) includes the following:

  • Industrialized Gas Turbine Engine
  • Reduction Gearbox and Coupling
  • Synchronous Generator
  • Natural Gas or Liquid Fuel System
  • Lubrication System for the generator, gearbox, and turbine
  • Electric Engine Starter
  • Inlet Air Filtration System
  • Inlet Air Silencer
  • PLC Control System
  • Motor Control Panel
  • Exhaust Silence
  • Sound Attenuated Enclosure
  • Three Sets of Operation and Maintenance Manuals
  • Factory Testing and Standard Warranty


Optional Products:

  • Heat Recovery Steam Generation
  • Switchgear
  • SCADA System (remote monitor)
  • Fire Protection and Suppression
  • Weatherproof Hood
  • Spare Parts

Optional Services:

  • Engineering Feasibility Studies
  • Energy Audits
  • Hands-on Training
  • Start-Up and Commission
  • Field Supervision
  • Repair and Maintenance



  • Available in 50 or 60 Hz configurations
  • Containerized and modular design for easy install and operation
  • Lightweight, small footprint, either for indoor or outdoor use
  • Suitable for onshore and offshore use
  • Fuel Flexibility – can operate on many fuels including dual fuel capability
  • Trailer-mounted, mobile version available
  • Longer time in-between overhauls
  • Compact, integrated system that is completely self-contained
  • Full Factory Acceptance Tested
  • Remote monitoring capabilities