Installation of protection system at STEAG power plant in Bergkamen / Germany

Bild: Rainer Knäpper, Lizenz Freie Kunst

As sub-contractor for a manufacturer of protection systems we have disassembled the old secondary systems and installed the new block-unit protection and synchronization system for block A of the STEAG coal power plant.

In addition to the erection of the switchgear cabinets, these were also completely re-wired according to the circuit diagrams and handed over to the customer for commissioning.

Despite difficult documentation, the installation was completed on schedule.

Redesign and cost optimisation of photovoltaic milk cooling system

Within the request for a project implemented by GFA Consulting Group in Bangladesh we have redesigned our milk cooling systems.

The milk delivery and collection cycles and the weather conditions in Bangladesh required a much bigger ice storage than our standard systems. This enabled us to rethink our design and still to optimise our system cost.

The milk chiller is now more powerful at lower costs. It’s able to cool down milk under the weather conditions of monsoon and still have a 2days cold storage in case there is no sun at all.

Operation and finance concept for a fishing cooperative in Tanzania

Together with Caritas Tanzania we developed a concept for fishermen in the region Mbeya and Rukwa to operate and finance a photovoltaic ice maker.

The principal idea of the project is to introduce an efficient solar cooling facility for fish at the shore of lake Rukwa/ Songwe district in South Tanzania. And, by this way, to establish a continuous cooling chain and to increase the income of the fishermen significantly.

For the operation and the funding of this facility a cooperative can be founded. The concept figures out the way the operation and financing of such a cooperative.

Feasibility and amortization research of photovoltaic milk cooling system in Zambia

Together with Varun Beverages Zambia Ltd. we did a feasibility and amortization research for our photovoltaic milk cooling systems in Monze district in the south of Zambia.


In Southern Province and especially in Monze district the main income sources are small-scale farming and a bit of gardening (e.g. tomatoes, onions etc.). In case of small-scale farming, the revenues from sale of surplus yield (maize etc.) is more or less just 1 USD/ day per household.

Dairy farming, with an (initial) yield of around 10 l/ HH by average ( 2-3 l/ cow and 3-5 cows/HH) and revenues from sale of 3.20 K/ l (price paid by cooperatives to the dairy farmer), a HH can increase its income by average by 30 K/ day (3 USD).


VARUN has already started to establish diesel-run milk cooling plants in rural areas; up to now, there are 20 installed, 14 of them with cooperatives.


The alternative of a solar milk chiller should be of benefit for the dairy farmers, the cooperative and VARUN, i.e. to be at least of same benefit as the diesel-run system. In this context it has to be taken into consideration that the life-cycle costs of the solar chiller (over the period of 20 years) are lower than for the diesel-run alternative: The initial investment costs of the solar chiller are higher but this is by far over-compensated by saving the high operation costs of a fuel-run chiller.


Engineering control and automation airport BER

BS-consult supports Hermos Systems GmbH in control and automation engineering of fire protection systems for the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

We are part of the team to do detailed design on the measurement, control and regulation part of the smoke extraction system.


Design of solar powered irrigation system

BS-consult designed a solar powered irrigation and water storage system for a pig farm in Ruhango distrcit Rwanda.

The farm has 200 pigs and several fields with crops. Our task was the design of a system to supply the pig stables and the fields.

The system is designed to pump water from a well to a  water reservoir with a difference in altitude of 20m. Because of high suspended solids in the water we included a filter chamber. From the reservoir we planned pipework to the fields and to the stable.