In 2013 we have received our first order for a cogeneration project in South America: Three hospitals in Chile were to be equipped with SOKRATHERM CHP units.
In the capital Santiago de Chile, the compact CHP unit GG 50 with 50 kW electric and 82 kW thermal power provides power and heat from natural gas to the Hospital de Urgencia Asistencia Pública.
Over 1,300 km further south in Coyhaique, our proven compact CHP unit GG 237 was installed in the Hospital Regional. Because this unit is fueled by propane gas, we delivered the gas engine in a special configuration with less compression. With an accordingly reduced power the CHP unit covers the heat and power baseload of the hospital.
Even further south in Punta Arenas, the third CHP unit GG 402 was installed in the Clinico de Magallanes. Located at the Strait of Magellan and only 4100 km from the South Pole it is the most southern SOKRATHERM CHP unit. Since 2015 all three CHP units are in operation.
Purchaser is the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit) which implements a bilateral energy efficiency and cogeneration agreement between the federal German ministry for the environment and the Chilean ministry for health.