SBRS wins tender for the planning and construction of an electric bus depot for BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe)

20 Feb 2024
Hamburg – SBRS GmbH – a 100% subsidiary of Shell Deutschland GmbH – has won the public tender of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) for the construction of the new Säntisstraße depot in the constellation of a construction consortium (ARGE) together with Zech Bau SE. This includes the planning and construction of a new site exclusively for electric buses on the BVG premises in the south of Berlin, including all buildings, parking spaces and the associated charging infrastructure. The tender was issued as part of the conversion of the BVG bus fleet to electric drive.
The ARGE BVG Säntis will initially take over the planning services in a first commissioning stage, e.g. the design and approval planning for the new electric bus depot of BVG AöR on Säntisstraße in the south of Berlin. Only in a second commissioning stage will the necessary construction measures be implemented and carried out in the years 2025-27 on the basis of the plans that have been made.

About a third of the order is for the turnkey project planning of an extensive and tailor-made charging infrastructure for the vehicles in the bus fleet. A total of 209 charging points with a capacity of up to 150 kW for overnight charging, 9 ultra-fast charging stations with a capacity of up to 450 kW, 1 transfer station, 12 inverter stations and 9 charging masts will be installed at the parking spaces of the vehicles. There is also the option of ensuring charging processes for double-decker bus operation.

In addition, the depot will have an administration building, a workshop hall and a service hall (including technical equipment), an underground car park and other parking areas in accordance with the latest environmental and sustainability aspects.

The SBRS infrastructure provides crucial support for the decarbonisation of the BVG bus fleet.
“We are pleased to be able to contribute to the electrification of public transport in Berlin,” says Andreas Stahl, Managing Director of SBRS GmbH. “With our turnkey eDepot solutions, we are providing BVG with a reliable and comprehensive infrastructure for electromobility at the new Säntisstraße depot. With SBRS, BVG gains a partner who has extensive experience in the planning and operation of such projects. Winning the tender is in line with Shell’s strategy to support our customers in the sustainable growth of their business and to drive the mobility transition in transport.”

Among other things, SBRS GmbH offers complete turnkey electromobility solutions for companies in the fields of public transport, transport in general and logistics. The Shell subsidiary offers a comprehensive range of products in the field of commercial shops. SBRS GmbH’s eDepot solutions have already proven their functionality and reliability in more than 50 major e-mobility infrastructure projects, including Europe’s largest deal for charging infrastructure in the e-truck segment with Contargo at 14 German tri-modal container terminals. They are scalable and allow companies to charge their electric vehicles via powerful and high-quality charging points at their own depot and on the route.

Shell’s global goal is to become a net-zero emissions energy company by 2050. The expansion of the charging infrastructure plays a decisive role in this. We are already investing heavily in the development of charging facilities on and off the petrol station, both for cars and, increasingly, for trucks. With the acquisition of SBRS, one of the leading providers of charging infrastructure solutions for commercial electric vehicles, including e-buses, Shell now also offers corresponding solutions for public transport, transport in general and the logistics sectors.

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