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!
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.
|Size of Solar System||104 x REC solar panel 295 Wp
|Inverter Type||2 x Riello SIRIO EVO 12500 solar inverter 12.5kW|
|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.
|Size of Solar System||30 x AXIpower 275Wp
|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 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.|
|Size of Solar System||180 x Axitec solar panel 305Wp
|Inverter Type||2 x SMA Sunny Tripower STP 25000-TL-30
|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/
|Size of Solar System||12 x AXIworldpremium 300Wp
|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 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.|
|Size of Solar System||12 x Axitec solar panel 325 Wp mono 120 half-cells
|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 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.|
|Size of Solar System||60 x Axitec solar panel 280 Wp AC-280PH/60S
|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 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.
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!
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”.
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