New faces at BBM

Sebastian Ehrmann (r.) and Manuel Seifriedsberger (l.) have been enriching our BBM technical team for a few weeks now. Sebastian has strengthened the team since the beginning of September and Manuel since the beginning of October.

Both have training and experience in the field of electrical engineering / renewable energies (with different focuses in each case) as well as experience abroad in Latin American and African countries.

The expansion of our team became necessary due to the large number of new projects, in order to be able to support our project partners even faster and better in the future.

They are already – after a short time – an indispensable part of our team! – A warm welcome!

Newsletter from Good Shepherd Peace Centre

Recently, the BBM was featured in the June/July Newsletter from Good Shepherd Peace Centre. Our Head of Major Projects, Norbert Demmelbauer, was in KIT, South Sudan in July. More details you will find in the Newsletter.

 

June July Newsletter Peace Centre KIT

Improvement of the energy situation at St Josephs Hospital Kitgum

Technical Information
Size of Solar System 104 x REC solar panel 295 Wp
Total 30.7kWp
Inverter Type 2 x Riello SIRIO EVO 12500 solar inverter 12.5kW

 

Project Information
Project Partner St. Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum
Financed by DKA Dreikönigsaktion
Project Duration 04.2019 – 12.2019
Project Location Kitgum, Uganda
Short Project Description The solar system is for the electricity supply of the hospital to improve the health services provided.

The PV System in combination with the existing UPS avoids electricity black outs; Furthermore the system decreases the running costs of both, grid power and diesel generator.

 

Solar system at the St. Marys Hospital, Isingiro

Technical Information
Size of Solar System 30 x AXIpower 275Wp
Total 8.25kWp
Inverter Type 1 x SMA Sunny Tripower 10000-TL-20 10 kW
Battery Type 2 x BYD Li-Ion Battery B-Box 13.8kWh 48V

 

Project Information
Project Partner St. Marys Hospital Isingiro
Financed by Bruder und Schwester in Not Innsbruck
Project Duration 01.2019 – 09.2019
Project Location Isingiro, Uganda
Short Project Description The solar system is for the electricity supply of the hospital to improve the health services provided.  Before the system was installed, the institution was relying on the power from the grid, where power cuts of up to 6 hours a day were not uncommon. With the new system (combination of Solar PV, Battery Backup and Generator Back up) the hospital can operate independently from the unreliable national grid, which improves the health services provided tremendously.

PV System Lacor Hospital

Technical Information
Size of Solar System 180 x Axitec solar panel 305Wp
Total 54.9kWp
Inverter Type 2 x SMA Sunny Tripower STP 25000-TL-30
w/ display

 

Project Information
Project Partner St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor, Gulu
Financed by St. Mary’s Hospital
Project Duration 09.2019 – 07.2020
Project Location Gulu, Uganda
Short Project Description The solar system is for the electricity supply of the hospital to improve the health services provided and reduce running costs.
More information about the hospital see here: http://www.lacorhospital.org/

 

Electricity supply for the Bunagok Parish, Diocese of Rumbek

Technical Information
Size of Solar System 12 x AXIworldpremium 300Wp
Total 3,6kWp
Inverter Type & Monitoring system Victron EasySolar II 48/3000/35-32 MPPT 250/70 GX
Battery Type 1 x BYD LiIon Battery B-Box 13.8kWh 48V

 

Project Information
Project Partner Diocese of Rumbek
Financed by Diocese of Rumbek
Project Duration 09.2019 – 04.2020
Project Location Rumbek, South Sudan
Short Project Description The solar system is for the electricity supply of the Bunagok Parish. It is the only electricity supply provided in the village. It is a small island system, because no public grid is available. Additionally a small generator was delivered as a power backup for the rainy season.

 

PV System Bishop Taban, Juba

 

Technical Information
Size of Solar System 12 x Axitec solar panel 325 Wp mono 120 half-cells
Total 3,9kWp
Inverter Type 1 x MultiPlus 48/3000/35-50 230V VE.Bus
Battery Type 1 x BYD Battery Box Premium LVL 15.4 48V Lithium
Monitoring system Victron Cerbo GX monitoring system

 

Project Information
Project Partner Diocese of Juba
Financed by Pro Sudan Austria
Project Duration 09.2019 – 04.2020
Project Location Juba, South Sudan
Short Project Description The solar system is for the Bishop’s residence and Diocesan guest house.

 

Solar System at Centre Professional Don Bosco

 

Technical Information
Size of Solar System 60 x Axitec solar panel 280 Wp AC-280PH/60S
Total 16.8kWp
Inverter Type 3 x SMA Sunny Boy SB 5.0
Battery Type 3 x BYD LiIon Battery B-Box 13.8kWh 48V
Monitoring system SMA data manager M edmm-10

 

Project Information
Project Partner Centre Professional Don Bosco
Financed by Centre Professional Don Bosco
Project Duration 10.2019 – 11.2020
Project Location Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Kongo
Short Project Description The solar system is for the electricity supply of the school and boarding school to improve the educational services provided and the security situation at night.
The school is located in an outside district of Kinshasa with poor grid connection.

 

Jubilaries

Following the last board meeting, the BBM management and President Adi Trawöger thanked the staff members for their many years of loyalty and commitment in various areas of responsibility:

 

THANK YOU to Helga Polzinger for 5 years of service in the Weltladen Stadl-Paura! Successful events in the Weltladen and in the ChristophorusHaus would be unthinkable without Helga!

THANK YOU to Michaela Penninger for 20 years of service as a cleaner! As a pearl in the background, our Michi does much more for us (we only say events like, ChristophorusAktion, …)!

THANK YOU to Reinhard Harrer for 25 years of service to BBM. The smooth logistics process is always guaranteed by our Reinhard!

THANK YOU to Norbert Demmelbauer for 25 years of service to BBM. The major technical projects would not exist without his tireless commitment!

 

It is wonderful and incredibly valuable to have you in the team! – THANK YOU for your commitment!

Progress at the BBM construction site in Bushulo

After two years of construction and many challenges, work on the new building of the Mother & Child Speciality Health Centre is approaching the final stretch. The main construction work should be completed by the end of March. Our technician Norbert Demmelbauer is currently on site again to coordinate the construction site. The Corona pandemic has made this coordination more difficult. Visits of our technicians on site were not possible for a longer period of time. However, thanks to an excellent local team of technicians and with the help of WhatsApp, it was possible to keep the construction site running and to ensure high-quality site monitoring.

 

Read more about the project in the article “A hospital for mothers and children in Ethiopia”.

The following gallery shows a best-of from our Bushulo WhatsApp group:



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