April 14, 2021

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Hospital Menonita in Caguas installs a system to generate its own electricity


With a millionaire investment, the EMPIRE Group, under the leadership of its founder Don Ramón González Cordero, completed the process of installing the propane gas supply to the new cogeneration complex (CoGen) for electricity and oxygen production at the Hospital Menonita de Caguas . These projects are part of a long-term plan by the Sistema de Salud Menonita organization to train its six hospital facilities to generate their own energy and oxygen. The modern cogeneration complex that has been put into operation today produces 1,748 kilowatts of electrical energy.

“Although this system is available for all types of industry, this particular project is part of our contribution to achieve 100% efficiency of the hospital facilities that adopt it. Our subsidiary, LIQUILUX, won the proposal for supplying propane gas to this institution with the commitment to convert gas into energy in an efficient and safe way that allows Hospital Menonita de Caguas to be self-sufficient in its energy needs. As an important fact, in addition to the super cost savings in energy consumption, the installed system makes a great contribution to the conservation of the environment, a very important matter in our times ”, stated in writing Ramón González Simounet, vice president of the EMPIRE Group .

The person in charge of the industrial development area of ​​the EMPIRE Group reported that since 1999 his organization has been sponsoring energy saving projects that include the Hospital de la Concepción in San Germán.

“LIQUILUX comes with the experience of being part of the successful energy cogeneration project of Hospital de La Concepción, the only hospital facility in Puerto Rico that generated its own electricity efficiently 24 hours a day during the hit of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Similarly, that complex in San Germán worked efficiently during the earthquakes this year. The EMPIRE Group has set its sights on being able to help the health system in Puerto Rico, so that the hospitals ensure substantial savings in their energy costs. In the case of the Hospital Menonita de Caguas, the project is more ambitious because in addition to becoming self-sufficient in electrical energy, the hospital complex will have a modern plant with a system that allows the production of 1,300 pounds of steam, which will be used in cleaning Medical instruments. Also, as part of the cogeneration process, hot water is produced that is destined for use in the hospital bathrooms and ice water for the air conditioning systems ”, indicated the lawyer González Simounet.



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