b-source Without Borders

  • 10 2015

b-source technicians have experience in a large number of fields and can even be called in for specialized installations abroad. In April 2015, for example, b-source technicians provided technical support to SDM during a challenging project in the African city of Bení in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the request of the French brewery Castel, we improved the entire electricity production and distribution in one of its breweries and converted it into an energy-efficient system.

For SDM, the project already started 2 years ago when they supplied both the electrical panels as well as the control panels. During the implementation phase in April, we worked together to expand the existing installation from 3 to 5 generator sets.

This complementary interaction was noticed by the client, which in turn resulted in a new assignment.

SDM Group
SDM specializes in the design of control systems for electric power generation and has gained extensive experience over the past years. The company was founded in 1969 and in 1999, SDM Engineering was created. SDM Engineering is the group’s centre of excellence, in which the most complex installations are designed. It also acts as the exclusive distributor of Deif products. In order to react even more effectively to the customers’ demands, SDM Projects was established, which concentrates on the set-up of electromechanical projects focussing on the end customer. Repairs and revamps are part of their area of expertise. In 2014 the company expanded its activities even further by setting up SDM Technics, which specializes in the design and assembly of low-voltage panels.

“Half our projects are located in Africa, where large companies prefer to generate their own power instead of having to depend on an unstable local grid”, says Managing Director Bavo De Man. “For a few projects abroad we made use of b-source’s technical expertise. They have employees who have the ability to provide input themselves and act in a troubleshooting manner in order to arrive at the desired result”, states Bavo De Man.

A renowned brewery group
The ‘Groupe Castel’ is a French brewery group that produces wine, beer and soft drinks. On the African continent, the Castel Group is the 2nd largest supplier of beer, corresponding to a share of 25 percent of the African beer market.

Contact us
If you would like to know more about this specialized assignment, feel free to contact us without any further obligations. We would be delighted to tell you more about our collaboration with SDM abroad, which will be extended in January 2016 by means of a joint project in Algeria, designed to set up a brewery’s emergency power system.

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