Issuu on Google+


www.frantechasia.com

From the President's Desk

G

reetings and welcome to the seventh issue of FranTechnovation, our multisector technology magazine that showcases innovative technological initiatives from across the world. FranTechnovation, featuring projects and organizations that are leading these winds of change across a number of industry sectors, focuses specifically on technological developments, which, regardless of the complexity of processes involved, share the vision of a more equitable use of resources. Be it the energy sector, the electronics industry, medical technology or space technology, we bring to you a host of carefully selected projects that we believe are likely to positively impact human lives through the manner in which these are designed and executed. The rapid pace at which technology is developing, the need for developing and implementing technology ecosystem that create a revolutionary environment where businesses experience the world’s safest data storage, lightning-fast Internet speed, the globe’s most affordable connectivity, and 100% uninterrupted uptime has increased. The cover story features Switch, an incredible unbelievable technology ecosystem that is evolving, growing, sustainable collection of services and capabilities where each element symbiotically serves the other and ultimately benefits the clients. The Switch SuperNAPs are at the heart of the technology ecosystem. They are the highest-density, safest, most interconnected technology facilities in the world, currently powering servers for the globe’s leading companies. In this edition, we have introduced FranTech Asia’s 13 Miracle Technologies that show how to profit from the coming boom. Within our FranMedics section this issue, we feature EPH technology that started its journey by giving “green” solutions to problems plaguing the oil industry, going upto revolutionizing medical products that help soil amendments, skin products, products that

boost immunity and lastly an incredible cure against cancer! We build our lives quite literally, with advances in construction technology. Our Building the Scaffolds story this month looks at the world's finest constructions and new technologies in the field that changes the way world constructs, forever! Broad Group, China is rewriting history with its sustainable building blocks that are like lego pieces factory-manufactured, to be only connected on site. We have also featured the incredible possibilities in the Konza Technology City, Kenya, also the world’s tallest tower, The Burj Khalifa. In the Alternative Energy Leaders, we have featured HAE-Hydro Alternate Energy, that has created a product called OceanusTM, that generates power through ocean currents. We have brought to fore the less known, yet a great innovator, Dr. Iradj Hessabi in our Thought Leadership Section. Over 1180 invention patents have been conceived by Dr. Hessabi and his work in areas such as electronics, physics, medicine, nutrition, ecology and industrial equipment! With an intention to simplify complex economic developments, we have introduced our new section called the Money Talks, which features, Fidelis Capital Investments ltd’s financial innovative solutions, also SIMPsimple interest mortgage plan that gives the freedom to acquire loan against property, and the innovative yet feasible EZYBONDS. In our petrochemicals section, we have featured two excellent technologies that bring convenient solutions for the petroleum fieldSalt(Sensorless Artificial Lift Technology) and COVA, Russia’s Artificial Oil Lifting Technology! We look forward to your thoughts about these features of ours : do get in touch and let us know what you think of our stories. Shanker Damodaran President, FranTech Asia

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

3


www.frantechasia.com

High level Licensing, Financing, Franchising and Marketing to move Technologies, Products and Services Internationally.

Contents

Publishers: FranTech Asia India Office : 56 BMM Society, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad - 380006, Gujarat, India Contact Details : +91(0)9327067935 info@frantechasia.com

President & Editor in Chief : Shanker Damodaran Editor : Saumya Das Creative Head : Mona Bhatt Editorial Support and Production : Pankhi Gram & Jill Shah Graphic Support : Moin Kazi Disclaimer The inclusion of any article or advert does not constitute any form of endorsement or approval by FranTechnovation Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all advertisements and articles are correct, FranTechnovation will not be held responsible for errors or omissions.

Cover Story

www.FranTechAsia.com

8 Switch Switch is the creator of The SuperNAPs, which house the world’s

8

most advanced technology ecosystems serving over 500 clients from passionate start-ups to Fortune 1000 enterprises. The Switch SuperNAPs are at the heart of the technology ecosystem. They are the highest-density, safest, most interconnected technology facilities in the

© FranTech Asia

world, currently powering servers for the globe’s leading companies. Since All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission in writing from FranTech Asia except that brief passages may be quoted by a reviewer in a magazine, newspaper or broadcast review. This publication is designed to provide its readers with accurate and authoritative information with regards to the subject matter covered. If further detailed advice be required, the services of a competent person need to be sought.

Switch first started in 2000, all of its facilities have provided 100% uptime for its clients. The SuperNAPs meet or exceed all the standards for a Tier IV facility as put forth by the Uptime Institute. However, the SuperNAPs practices and concepts go far beyond that. Switch has invented and patented a better way of building a data center that has revolutionized the way our customers design their deployment: instead of being the bottleneck, the data center now becomes the foundation for everything your company does from a technological perspective.

About FranTech At FranTech, our mission is to foster the development of a GLOBAL Economy; by providing a GLOBAL Perspective to marketers,

Part of

The Global FranTech Group

manufacturers, and inventors of newly-emerging technology. For this FranTech have been providing worldclass solutions for licensing (and transfer) of innovations to emerging economies in 220 countries...

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

5


www.frantechasia.com

Global Licensing

FranMedics

EPH Technology

It’s a difficult question to ponder as the state of the world economy is so fragile. Right now, GDP growth stems exclusively from the government’s stimulus

EPH has approximately 20 years of research invested in understanding

package. But once Obama and his cronies are finished

and developing the E³CP range of treatments. Most of this research and

fixing the economy, what will fuel the next leg of the

development has been accomplished under substandard conditions in limited

recovery? Learn about the 13 Miracle Technologies…

laboratory facilities. EPH has been able to accomplish much more than usual under such conditions through innovative alternative approaches to testing and application of the treatments. Read on to know how EPH has invented a cure for CANCER!!!

14 Tallest Tower In The World BURJ KHALIFA

32

Building Scaffolds

Broad Sustainable Buildings Changing the way the world constructs… Established in March, 2009, BROAD SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CO.LTD (BSB thereafter) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BROAD Group,

24

China, specialized in BROAD

Burj Khalifa lifts the world's head proudly

sustainable buildings featuring

skywards, surpassing limits and expectations.

magnitude 9 earthquake resistance,

Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and

5X more

its people. From initial concept through

energy efficiency, 20X purer

completion, a combination of several

air, 93% factory-made, and 1%

important technological innovations and

construction waste.

innovative structural design methods have

Read on to know how they

resulted in a superstructure that is both

constructed a 30 storey hotel in only

efficient and robust. Bringing Burj Khalifa to

360 hours!

life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.

6

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation


www.frantechasia.com

Alternative Energy Leaders

HAE- Hydro Alternate Energy Unlike the wind, which dies down, and solar energy, which is not available after the sun sets or when hidden by clouds, ocean currents are non-ending and basically unchanging. The electricity generated by ocean currents can be connected directly to the grid rather than to an additional system to store electricity needed when solar panels or wind turbines are not able to operate. The elimination of a storage system simplifies and reduces the expense of marine kinetic power generation solutions. Ocean current-generated electricity is quickly becoming a reality…

50

Thought Leadership ABOUZEID GROUP

Taking a Step Ahead in Project Development for Agricultural, Industrial, Tourism and Environmental Sectors It is at El Sayed Abouzeid’s initiative that the concept will be developed by “ABOUZEID Group”. It will be formed with technological and financial partners who took part in the installation of the El Sayed Abouzeid’s brand new idea. An ABOUZEID Group SA firm will be created in each country of settlement, in association with local specialized partners. ABOUZEID Group SA will develop the entire concept through exploitations firms to be structured with local partners in the various fields of activity. ABOUZEID foundation will take part in the financing of the whole concept in each country and will take in charge the humanitarian part.

Money Talks FIDELIS CAPITAL WORLD WIDE, LTD. Fidelis sought to overcome the inherent risks associated with bonds, that are utilized by most Investment funds which offer capital guarantee as the underlying security, by designing a capital guarantee that had the highest ranking within a bank whereby the guarantee relied upon the creditworthiness of the bank itself. The senior ranking obligation of any bank is its Deposits. If

70

a bank cannot pay interest or honor withdrawals on its deposits, then the bank is in serious danger of being wound up. Therefore Fidelis sought a Deposit as the basis of its guarantee instrument. Our engineers designed a Structured Transferrable Certificate of Deposit (TCD) with formulas and policies that combined the required features of each instrument. Read on to find out about Fidelis Capital Guarantee & the Fidelis Modified Mezzanine Fund…

Petrochemicals PMC’s "Salt" A Unique Solution In the Oil Field Industry!

82

SALT is a versatile technology that offers significant advantages for all types of down-hole pumps, including beam, progressive cavity and submersible. Extensive built-in functionality and highly advanced remote monitoring and control make SALT the ideal oil and gas solution. SALT simplifies well automation and is the ONLY controller capable of running ALL types of artificial lift pumping systems, as well as surface pumps and compressors.

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

7


Cover Story

Switch Developer of the World Renowned Supernaps


www.frantechasia.com

I

WHAT IS SWITCH? n a sentence, Switch is the most reliable technology ecosystem in the world. In a longer sentence, Switch is the creator of the SuperNAPs, which house the world’s most advanced technology ecosystems serving over 500 clients from passionate start-ups to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

And in another sentence, Switch is a complete engine of technology capabilities driven towards one purpose: creating a revolutionary environment where businesses experience the world’s safest data storage, lightning-fast Internet speed, the globe’s most affordable connectivity, and 100% uninterrupted uptime. The Switch ecosystem is an evolving, growing, sustainable

Cover Story

Switch Creates The Largest Best Designed Technology Ecosystems in the World


www.frantechasia.com collection of services and capabilities where each element symbiotically serves the other and ultimately benefits the clients. Today SWITCH is: • C.O.L.O (Containment Optimised & Logically Organised) • C.O.R.E Connectivity (Combined Ordering Retail Ecosystem) • C.U.B.E Cloud (Cloud Ubiquitous Business Exchange) • C.A.V.E (Content Aggregated Video Environment)

Cover Story

The SWITCH SuperNaps provide unrivaled collocation, connectivity, cloud and content ecosystem. They represent innovation, security, and reliability for more than 600 global clients from passionate start ups to fortune 100 power houses.

10

C.O.L.O Containment optim8sed and logically organized Supported by patents and patent pending innovations, created by SWITCH founder and CEO Rob Roy, the SuperNaps are more than just data centers. They are the largest collocation ecosystems in the world, providing density, cooling, security and energy efficiency with unprecedented scale and reliability. C.O.R.E Connectivity Combined ordering retail ecosystem SWITCH owns the most powerful fiber optic gateway and network buying consortium in the nation. Through it’s nearly $ 2 trillion in collective buying power the supernaps offer global connectivity option with unsurpassed pricing,

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

bandwidth, scalability, and carrier choice. C.U.B.E cloud Cloud ubiquitous business exchange SWITCH has developed the most revolutionary cloud environment in the world. The SWITCH cloud city has more than 40 unique and independent cloud providers. The supernaps are carriers and partner diagnostic ensuring that the clients can select an environment best suited to build and grow their business. C.A.V.E Content aggregated video environment SWITCH has created a consolidated technology portal that provides all the solutions necessary for creating, storing and distributing the richest media experiences. CAVE integrates media content from around the globe with their technologies and platforms that support the digital media landscape. SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS GROWTH CAPACITY: • 2,200,000 square feet of Data Center space • 500 MVA of power • 567 MVA of generator • 294 MVA of UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) • 202,000 tons of cooling


www.frantechasia.com

minute) of airflow • Over 31,000 cabinets • 24/7/365 on-site security, safety, operations, and critical infrastructure personnel • 500,000 square feet of additional on-net office space THE WORLD’S MOST RELIABLE DATA CENTERS The SuperNAPs meet or exceed all the standards for a Tier IV facility as put forth by the Uptime Institute. However, the SuperNAPs practices and concepts goes far beyond that. As computers get smaller, a customer can physically install 30 – 40 times more computing power into a cabinet than ever before. Most data centers are not designed to be able to accommodate the corresponding increase in heat output from newer gear. Switch has invented and patented a better way of building a data center that has revolutionized the way our customers design their deployment: instead of being the bottleneck, the data center now becomes the foundation for everything your company does from a technological perspective. STANDARDS The Switch WDMD data center design incorporates the highest standards and concepts from IEEE, ANSI, ASHRAE, UPTIME, 24/7, ISO 9001, SAS 70/SSAE-16, BICSI,

GREEN GRID and several other best practice data center design groups. Switch does not use any of these groups as a single standard or subscribe to the individual certification practices espoused by some as Switch believes that no single standards group on their own can address the current and future needs of high-density data center design. Many of the world’s data center engineering groups have reviewed Switch’s WDMD design and rank the Switch data centers as the best design and practice data center concepts in existence today. The founder, Rob Roy, has invented, produced and patented over 177 patents on cooling systems and facility design for data centers. He has revolutionized the industry making it smarter, greener and stronger. SIMPLY THE BEST DESIGNED, CONNECTED & PROTECTED TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEMS EVER CREATED Quite simply, there is nothing like Switch, anywhere. To Know More About This Incredible Ecosystem or For Information On Licensing Switch Technology, Get in Touch With President@FranTechasia.com

Cover Story

• 22,000,000 CFM (cubic feet per

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

11


13 Miracle

www.frantechasia.com

technologies !!! How To Profit From The Coming Boom

In the long term, however, certain FRANTECH NEUTRAL ZONE industries look primed to blossom like plastics did in the 70s and semiconductors, personal PCs, and telecom did in the 80s and 90s. Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture points out thirteen niche industries FNZ thinks will fill in the gaps and push the world economy forward. Here are FNZ top thirteen (listed in order of biggest near term potential.)

W

here will FRANTECH NEUTRAL ZONE future economic growth come from ? It’s a difficult question to ponder as the state of the world economy is so fragile. Right now, GDP growth stems exclusively from the

12

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

government’s stimulus package. But once Obama and his cronies are finished fixing the economy, what will fuel the next leg of the recovery? In the near term, we think the prospects for job growth look incredibly bleak. Banks aren’t lending. Companies aren’t hiring or investing heavily in R&D, and


corporate profits are up only because of cost cutting measures, like layoffs, rather than bottom line revenue growth. In the long term, however, certain FRANTECH NEUTRAL ZONE industries look primed to blossom like plastics did in the 70s and semiconductors, personal PCs, and telecom did in the 80s and 90s. Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture points out thirteen niche industries FNZ thinks will fill in the gaps and push the world economy forward. Here are FNZ top thirteen technologies (listed in order of biggest near term potential.)

FRANTECH NEUTRAL ZONE MIRACLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR "FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE" 1

Nano Technology

2

Green Energy

3

Battery technology

4

Genomics/Stem Cell Research

5

Web 2.0/3.0

6

Robotics

7

Life extension Technologies

8

Bio-Agriculture

9

Atmospheric Engineering

10 Terra forming/Extra Planetary Colonization 11 Human Computer Interaction Technology (HCIT) 12 MagLev "New Bullet Train

Technology"

Let’s peak into few of these incredible technologies and understand how they would help change the state of the world economy: HCIT is a new breakthrough technology that is set to change the way we interact with computers. It works by using tiny chips installed under the surface of electronic devices. When activated, the chips deliver a "touch" response that you can actually feel. So let's say you had an HCIT-enabled computer mouse – and you moved the cursor over the picture of a beach. Even though you're actually touching a flat mouse button, this technology makes it feel like you're touching sand or even rolling waves. The chips send the message to your fingers like a speaker sends a message to your ears. It’s a pretty incredible technology. Microsoft, BMW, Sony and Samsung have already jumped on board. So how can you make money in this emerging multibillion dollar market. Karim Rahemtulla of Mt. Vernon Research outlines exactly how to profit from the coming boom FRANTECH NEUTRAL ZONE, "MIRACLE TECHNOLOGY". FranTech provides opportunity of Licensing these technologies Worldwide in 220 Countries. To know more about these incredible miracle technologies and opportunities related to licensing, contact President@FranTechasia. com

Global Licensing Technologies

www.frantechasia.com

13 U.S.A. Space Technology Programs, Worldwide Licensing in 220 countries. | December 2013 | FranTechnovation

13


FranMedics 14

E

PH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. is a bioscience company focused on commercializing products based upon extremophile, naturally-occurring microbes and the byproducts produced from the reactions these microbes have in the presence of long chain hydrocarbons. “EPH” is referred as “we”, “our” and “us”

A BRIEF HISTORY“From Saving the Environment to Saving Lives” EPH’s initial line of products provided a “green” solution to problems plaguing the oil industry. A team of researchers discovered that when microbes are pumped down an underperforming oil well, they caused a chemical reaction

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

that broke apart paraffin and asphaltine reducing the clogs in the well annulus and equipment and increasing the flow of oil. E3OR also decreased harmful sulfur dioxide in oil and gas production. During the initial testing of E3OR at a few trial sites in Bakersfield, CA, it was observed that the contaminated soil, saturated with waste water from the E3OR-treated wells, contained growing organics. This raised questions regarding the degree of hydrocarbon structure reduction. The chief technology officer and co-founder (Michael Saunders) conjectured that the stimulated growth was the result of nonessential protein production, remnant enzymatic activity, or an


www.frantechasia.com

unexpected beneficial microbial interaction. Mr. Saunders expanded his research to include the causes of the observed benefits on organics. In a bio reactor in an EPH lab in New Mexico, it was found that it triggers chemical reaction of microbes that causes production enzymes and separate out and filter significant quantities of enzymes. These enzymes are “liquid gold” and form the basis of soil amendment, nutritional supplement and skin care products under development. The evolution of EPH and its products now involve a “clinical trial” being run by a doctor at National Autonomous University in Mexico City (UNAM) where his research staff first confirmed that the serum is non-toxic and without any observable side-effects. Over the past six months this doctor has enrolled approximately 40 patients with various pre-existing health issues, including cancer. EPH PRODUCTS The following is a brief summary of current EPH product offerings. Each of these products consists of, or is derived from, extremophile microbes using our proprietary processing and procurement methods.

E³OR (Oil Recovery): Is a microbial treatment introduced into oil well borings to convert paraffin and asphaltene compounds into profitable ones through a cold, hydrocarbon cracking effect. When E³OR penetrates the formation, the extremophile bacteria continue colonize at the oil/water interface. Even after remediating blockages, the E³OR microbes continue to break down longer chain hydrocarbons that congregate at the oil/water interface increasing the quality of recoverable oil and increasing the API Gravity, while reducing the wear and tear on the extraction equipment. In “survival mode” the E³OR microbes also reduce the production of harmful sulfide and hydrogen sulfide gas. E³SA (Soil Amendment): E³SA is soil additive comprised of nonGMO microorganisms, microbial metabolites, and water soluble microbials that are nontoxic, nonhazardous, nonpathogenic and noncorrosive. The use of E³SA in limited trials demonstrated improved growth of organic matter. We are currently formulating E³SA for applications in commercial agriculture production and retail home garden products.

FranMedics

EPH has approximately 20 years of research invested in understanding and developing the E³CP range of treatments. Most of this research and development has been accomplished under substandard conditions in limited laboratory facilities. EPH has been able to accomplish much more than usual under such conditions through innovative alternative approaches to testing and application of the treatments.

Protenza IS (Immuno Support): Protenza IS consists of proteins | December 2013 | FranTechnovation

15


FranMedics 16

and enzymes extracted from extremophile microbes. Protenza IS as a natural, ingestible serum, that can be used immediately as a dietary supplement which, through the promotion and replication of healthy normal cells and immune cells, has proven qualitative health benefits, the market for which we have only begun to identify. Protenza SKIN: Protenza SKIN consists of two distinct lines of skin support products fortified with our proprietary serum: (i) Protenza DX (dermal repair), skin crème and tonic spray used together to treat skin ailments (including eczema and psoriasis) and (ii) Protenza SC (skin

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

care), a line of skin care products, including facial toner, facial serum, facial cream, facial scrub, body cream, body wash and hair mask. E³CP products are intended for use and marketed as dietary supplements and nutriceuticals and not as over the counter (“OTC”) or pharmaceutical grade drugs. Nevertheless, the empirical results suggest that these supplements may, with further research and development, be appropriate for consideration as drugs. However, we believe the cost of regulation and compliance is prohibitive at this time.


E³OR System Hydrocarbon Cracking- A Green Solution The E³ line of products have evolved from a decade of research focused on the use of extremophile bacteria and their enzymatic byproducts as non-toxic, “green” solutions for the treatment of oil wells, transportation pipelines and storage tanks. The E³OR system is suitable for wells of any depth, is highly effective (typically penetrating production quantities in one to three days), and is less costly than re-entering production with most conventional technologies. Traditional control methods such as hot oil chemical treating and paraffin scraping are expensive, marginally successful, and temporary at best. In addition, these methods have demonstrated, serious long-term effects (especially in the case of hot oiling) on the economic productive life of the well. E³OR is nontoxic, nonhazardous, nonpathogenic and noncorrosive. It will not harm humans, animals or plant life, and does not require permits from the Environmental Protection Agency for transportation, use, or disposal. One of the most significant problems plaguing the production of oil from existing wells is the build up of paraffin and asphaltene. Paraffin crystallization and deposition in well annulus and tubing structures clogs reservoir flow paths. In addition to reducing the amount of oil extracted, paraffin deposits also increase maintenance costs. Asphaltenes occur in crudes when colloidally suspended solid particles precipitate and collect usually at the bottom of wells. EPH has reported the following empirical data points from wells

treated with our E³OR system: Asphaltene Reduction: oil produced from wells treated with EPH microbes and enzymes has a significantly lower C30>asphaltene range and has a greater purity in both chemical and physical appearance; Paraffin Reduction: EPH microbes and enzymes reduce the paraffin content in wells by as much as 24% within 90 days of inoculation; and Hydrogen Sulfide Reduction: EPH microbes and enzymes reduce naturally occurring hydrogen sulfide gas levels an average of 80% (200 ppm to 40 ppm) within 60 days of inoculation. In addition, the initial documented trial program conducted on approximately 100 wells in the Sooner Trend Field in Oklahoma generated data demonstrating improved yields per well of crude oil of 25-100% and natural gas of 10-30%. The Treatment Process : E³OR is introduced by gravity feed, or pumped into the wellbore annulus by the EPH on-site technicians. Little or no modification of wellhead plumbing is required to accommodate the treating program. Cutting to the ChaseTreatment of Cancer E³CP natural supplement promotes cellular health by infiltrating the immune system with specialized proteins and enzymes, resulting in a reduction in the presence and/ or replication of infected cells while conversely promoting replication of healthy normal cells and immune cells.

FranMedics

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

17


While E³CP natural supplement are not marketed as a cure for cancer (unless, under very limited circumstances such marketing is allowed under regulations in foreign market), empirical results demonstrate that the E³CP may assist in the reduction and/or eradication of tumor cells.

FranMedics

The measurable effect of using of E³CP natural supplement is that certain cancer tumors and free radicals have been destroyed in voluntary users. The aggressive nature of the disbursement of the cancerous cells tends to suggest that the E³CP enzymes and proteins which facilitate the reaction are very prolific and likely have more involvement in the immune system response than simply breaking down infected cells, inhibitors or blockers, but also aid in the innate immune system signaling process. Packaging, clarification, purification and specification of the E³CP natural supplement are essential to the development of large scale manufacturing and distribution infrastructure. The Journey: What has EPH done this far? EPH has approximately 20 years of research invested in understanding and developing the E³CP range of treatments. Most of this research and development has been accomplished under substandard conditions in limited laboratory facilities. EPH has been able to accomplish much more than usual under such conditions through innovative alternative approaches to testing and application of the treatments. Let’s Take Step Towards Change It’s time for moving the “E³CP” 18

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

project to commercialisation phases. The basic infrastructure required to achieve this are similar to that in pharmaceutical companies. The environment in which E³CP treatment technology is developed and clarified must conform to pharmaceutical standards of sterility, contamination and cross-contamination control and precision in production processes. Specific production process sampling and testing procedures require advanced technology and consequently substantial capital investment. The E³CP natural supplement is comprised of beneficial enzymes, microbes and proteins. Additionally, E³CP is comprised of non-essential, unnecessary or perhaps even adversely effective enzymes, microbes and/or proteins. These are categorized as “contaminants”. The bioreaction resulting in E³CP has to be clarified, meaning that all of the contaminants need to be removed and culturing processes created for the resultant clarified blend of microbes, enzymes and proteins.

To know about the opportunities of licensing EPH Technologies and bringing in the change, get in touch with President@FranTechasia.com


| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

7


www.frantechasia.com

Curaxys The Biopharmaceuticals Company Focused On The Production Of Biosimilars Medication 20

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation


www.frantechasia.com

It specialises in creating original technologies to develop new biological process useful for the production of therapeutical biological compounds: BIOSIMILARS.

C

uraxys is a European biopharmac-eutical company specialising in the research, development, production and commercialisation of therapeutical proteins of high add technological value thanks to its own technology which allows from the genes translation to the industrial proteins production.

CuraMab速 mAb and therapeutic proteins, obtained through mammalian cell culture using the CuraMab速 Platfform with CHO cell line and humans cells lines (Retine-derivated cell line, NS0 and HEK-293)

Curaxys activities are focused in the commercialisation of generics, biogenerics, and the production and commercialisation of biosimilars and biobetters. In order to achieve these activities, Curaxys has patended three technological platforms:

XpanCell速 Developing therapeutical angiogenesis for the treatment of cardiovascular ischemiae using expanded non-embryonic human stem cells.

GreenMab速 mAb and therapeutic proteins, obtained through vegetable cells, fully humanised.

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

21


www.frantechasia.com

Human Cell Culture

Biopharmaceutical industries are currently facing the challenge of producing biological recombinant medical products in a quick and cost-effective manner. They must do this while also complying with the security requirements set by the corresponding regulatory agencies. Many of these biological drugs are large, complex proteins which require post-translational modifications (PTM) to retain their biological activity. Mammalian cell lines, particularly the Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell line, are the eukaryotic systems of choice for many biopharmaceutical industries to large-scale produce biological products, such as recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies (mAb), due to the ability to grow them in high density suspension cultures as well as to produce proteins with human-like-PTM. The human retina-derived cell line constitutes an improved alternative expression system. It is characterised by its ability to grow at an extreme high density (up to 108 cells/ml),

thus yielding the highest protein expression levels achieved so far. Moreover, its human nature provides the recombinant protein with the whole fully-humanised PTM, which drastically improves the activity and minimises the inmunogenicity of the final product. Curaxys is focused on the research, production and commercialisation of recombinant proteins with high technological added value through the utilization of CuraMab® with specific human cell lines. Each step of the procedure fulfills the GMP policy and takes place within the CuraMab® technological platform; from the gene translation and protein production in mammalian cell lines, to the production and purification of the recombinant proteins that constitute the final product. As a result of this, the technological platform, CuraMab®, allows the production of up to 27g/L in 200L bioreactors in perfusion. Curaxys’s expression system allows them the reach of recombinant protein levels


www.frantechasia.com

that are clearly above all those currently available. The project includes all of the steps related to the production of recombinant proteins production, with facilities and equipment specifically designed to work under the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) conditions. The initial stages in the laboratory include the development, characterisation, safekeeping and storage of cells in the form of Master Cell Bank and Working Cell Bank. Once it is accomplished, the optimisation of the production process is transferred to factory where it is escalated using bioreactors with 500L and 1000L cultures in fed-batch, and 2L, 50L, 100L, 200 L in perfusion systems. This technology also allows the generation of stable cell lines to produce recombinant proteins with an efficient quality assurance system, thanks to the high technology equipment and qualified staff of Curaxys, therefore guaranteeing the high standards of the final product. Purification Curaxys has developed a downstream technological platform on the basis of its own laboratory data, using the most advanced techniques successfully applied in the biotechnological and biopharmaceutical industries. This platform is compromised of a sequence of well-defined procedures,

where most of the parameters are clearly defined, and some others will be specifically adapted to each product. The platform also includes several critical points, such as the speed, the output, and the escalation of the process, as well as the purity, robustness, and reliability of the final product, among other point that remain to be adjusted as required by the physical and chemical properties of the product. Our technological platform, CuraMab®, is mainly focused on the purification of monoclonal antibodies and fragments of antibodies. In addition to this, Curaxys has established its own downstream department, with staff who are highly specialised in the purification of: • • • •

Recombinant proteins Native proteins Fusion proteins Vaccines

To ensure that the biopharmaceutical character of each product of Curaxys remains, every step of these procedures is carried out according to the most strict GMP policy. Curaxys has the capacity to purify and produce biomolecules, either at laboratory, pilot floor, or industrial level. To know more about this incredible pharmaceutical technology and to learn about the licensing of it, contact President@FranTechasia.com


www.frantechasia.com

Building Block of Global Progress

B

uildings create the structure and essence of the cities and towns we live in. To create and set up an infrastructure is one of the most planned, intricate and elongated processes. What would you say to be able to build an infrastructure of a 30 story building erect in just 15 days or less? Impossible, isn’t it? But amazed were the millions of people who saw the video of the T30 Chinese hotel “30-storey built in 360 hours”. But more than the video, what is amazing are the figures associated to it. 9 magnitude earthquake resistance as compared to conventional buildings, the steel consumption is 10~ 20% less and concrete consumption is 80 ~90% less. 5 times more energy efficiency, 20 times purer air, 10%~ 30% lower in cost too. Along with being low cost, the building automation level is much higher than that of the most advanced smart buildings in the world. Along with high construction speed, it also pertains to zero injury during construction process. The construction quality is the highest and construction waste is less than 1% as compared to that of conventional buildings. The 30-storey hotel was built in 360 hours just to avoid the rainy season. However, building a starred hotel with 700 beds from ground breaking to opening in 48 days is definitely a miracle! Broad Sustainable Building is rewriting human history. Established in March, 2009, BROAD SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CO.LTD (BSB hereafter) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BROAD Group, China, specialized in

16

| May 16 2012 | FranTechnovation


www.frantechasia.com

BROAD sustainable buildings featuring magnitude 9 earthquake resistance, 5X more energy efficiency, 20X purer air, 93% factory-made, and 1% construction waste. Headquartered and with its R&D Center based in Xiangyin County of Hunan Province, southern China, BSB has workshops of 80,000sqm in 2011, and aims to reach 360,000sqm in 2013. By then, it can reach an annual production and installation capacity of 7.5 million sqm—10 million sqm. By April 2012, BSB core technology reached finalization with 16 BSBs built separately in Hunan, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Mexico. Besides, 6 franchised partners have developed in Ningxia, Fujian, Shandong, Shanxi and Hubei with identical size to Xiangyin BSB Factory. BROAD envisions that there will be one BSB among three buildings worldwide in the future, allowing all men and women to share BSBs' solace, proving that by responsible use of technology, the earth’s environment and human living can be elevated simultaneously.

BROAD was a central air conditioning manufacturer who exported its products to over 70 countries. It developed sustainable buildings due to Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008. One year since the earthquake, a team of 300 BROAD R & D engineers has done hundreds of testing, and then invented integrated earthquake resistance technology of “steel structure+ diagonal bracing + light weight”. China Academy of Building Research conducted earthquake resistance tests for 7-storey and 30-storey sustainable building simulators scaled at 1:4 & 1:10, and accurately verified that earthquake resistance of BROAD Sustainable Building is 3 to 12 times higher than that of conventional buildings in the world (Magnitude 6 to 7, 0.05 to 0.12g on average; Magnitude 8, 0.22g highest). 5X More Energy Efficiency BSBs adopt at least 30 different energy saving technologies. Most countries in cold areas adopt 10cm thermal insulation & double-paned windows, whereas BSBs adopt 35 cm thermal insulation and 5-paned windows; in warm winter and hot

Building The Scaffolds

The 30-storey hotel was built in 360 hours just to avoid the rainy season. However, building a starred hotel with 700 beds from ground breaking to opening in 48 days is definitely a miracle!

| June 2012 | FranTechnovation

23


Building The Scaffolds

summer areas as well as torrid areas, most countries use only 3 cm thermal insulation or no thermal insulation at all, whereas BSBs adopt 15 cm and 3 or 4-paned windows, which make BSBs like a sleeping bag in winter and a cooler in summer. Another significant energy-saving technology of BSB comes from BROAD-invented heat recovery fresh air system. By exchanging heat between outdoor fresh air and indoor exhaust air, it recovers 70% to 90% of energy and ensures extreme freshness of the indoor air of BSBs with little energy loss. 20X Purer Air WHO certifies that 68% of human diseases are related to indoor air pollution. However, the value of air purification can be ignored most easily, because air pollution is invisible to naked eyes. BSB installs air quality detectors in each room. At present, for the whole world, only IT chip assembly lines and surgical operating rooms are using “super filtration” equipment that is even more costly than the building itself. Nevertheless, BROAD invented a low-cost “super filtration” technology and integrated it into the heat recovery fresh air machine. It is a combined system with 3–stage filters. The first stage adopts the traditional coarse filter, collecting big particles; the second stage utilizes BROAD-invented "electrostatic cleaner", following the principle of "positive attracts negative” to filtrate 98% of PM0.3, PM2.5 & PM10, and then the remaining PM is filtrated by expensive "HEPA filters". The final air filtration efficiency can be as high as 99.8%. When the fresh

www.frantechasia.com

air is completely purified, PM can only be brought in by people from outside. Therefore, indoor air is at least 20 times purer than outdoor air BSB is the most profound innovation in human history. It has broken all the preconceived concepts of people in all aspects from revolution scope to innovation profundity, integration intensity of resources to classification density of information, architectural industry mode to real estate consumption mode. The most revolutionary element about BSB is its construction mode: a 3.9×15.6m “main board” including flooring and ceiling, embedded shafts of ventilation, water supply & drainage, electricity and lighting. All needed pillars, diagonal bracings, doors, windows, walls and even sanitary & kitchen wares for the room installation are placed on main board for factory shipment. One truck can carry 120m2 main boards and then deliver them to the construction site to be hoisted in installation place. All that the workers need to do is just screwing bolts and painting, like Lego building blocks.

Such a high-efficiency construction mode makes on-site installation only account for 7% of the total construction hours. Therefore, BSB can be 93% factory-made, whereas the current world’s highest is only 40%. To know more about this fantastic technology and opportunities related to licensing of BSB in India, please contact President@FranTechasia.com

Flat 'modules' are prepared in factories ready to be slotted into


www.frantechasia.com

25


King Abdullah Economic City Opportunities for all in city of the FUTURE


Building The Scaffolds

W

ith a total development area of 173 km² (66.8 sq mi), the city is located along the coast of the Red Sea, around 100 km north of Jeddah, the commercial hub of the kingdom, the city will also be approximately an hour away from the holy Islamic cities of Mecca and Medina by car and an hour away of all Middle Eastern capital cities by plane. The total cost of the city is $86 billion, with the project being built by Emaar, The Economic City. A Tadawul-listed company created from Emaar Properties, a Dubai-based public joint stock company and one of the world’s largest real estate companies, and SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority) which is the main facilitator of the project. The city, is a part of an ambitious "10x10" program to place Saudi Arabia among the world’s top ten competitive investment destinations by the year 2010, planned by SAGIA. The first stage of the city was completed in 2010, while the whole city is going to be fully completed by 2020.

Saudi Arabia’s drive for economic diversification and employment creation

The 4 economic cities in Saudi Arabia are intended to make the country a highly attractive platform for investments while partnering with the local and international private sector, building an economic value for the country, and creating significant employment opportunities for its residents.

City components

The city is divided into six main components: Industrial Zone, Sea 30

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

Port, Residential Areas, Sea Resort, Educational Zone, and a Central Business District (CBD) which includes the Financial Island.

Industrial zone

The industrial zone is estimated to cover 63 km². The 4,400 hectares (11,000 acres) of land will be dedicated to industrial and light manufacturing facilities—identified as key growth drivers for the Saudi economy—and can now host 2,700 industrial tenants. The jobs created estimated to be in industrial and light industries (330,000); research and development (150,000); business and office (200,000); services (115,000); hospitality (60,000) and education and community services (145,000). The "Plastics Valley"[5] planned within the zone will use raw materials readily available in Saudi Arabia to produce high-end plastics used in automotive, biomedical, construction and food packaging industries.

Sea port

The seaport is estimated to cover 13.8 square kilometers, it will be the largest in the region with a capacity of over 10 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of containers per year. The port will have facilities to handle cargo and dry bulk, and will be equipped to receive the world’s largest vessels. Another key component of the Port will be a custom-built Hajj Terminal with a capacity to handle up to 300,000 pilgrims on their way to Mecca and Medina, the holy Muslim cities.

Residential areas

The residential area is planned to include 260,000 apartments and 56,000 villas. It will be divided into


Sea resort

The Resorts Area will be designed to feature services and amenities, hoping to draw both local and international tourists. Set to become a major destination on the map of Saudi Arabia and the map of the Middle East as a whole. It will include hotels, shopping centers and other recreational facilities. The number of hotel rooms and suites are proposed to be 25,000 hotel rooms in more than 120 hotels. Among the tourist draws at the resort is an 18-hole golf course, with training facilities and driving range. An equestrian club, yacht club and a range of water sports will also be constructed.

Educational zone

The Educational Zone is a part of plan to bring the Saudis capabilities and aspirations in technology to globally competitive levels. The Educational Zone is planned to consist of multi-university campus flanked by two Research & Development parks. The multi-university campus is designed to accommodate 18,000 students, and a 7,500 faculty and staff members.

Central business district

The central business district (CBD) is planned to offer 3.8 km² of office space, hotels and mixed-use

commercial space. The Financial Island, within the CBD, has now been doubled in area to cover 14 hectares (35 ac) of land, which will be the largest regional financial nerve center for the world’s leading banks, investment houses and insurance groups.

KAEC’s strategic opportunities include

Strategically located regional powerhouse - Located on the crossroads between East and West. - Launch pad to >250 million consumers. - Largest economy in the region. Huge energy and feedstock advantage - KSA holds 25% of global oil reserves but KSA captures only 2% of the global Energy-related market. Increasing housing demand - Existing urban areas are getting saturated - Housing demand is acutely increasing. - 190,000 additional new homes are required every year reaching 1.3 million new homes by 2015. Increasing number of jobs needed - 5 million new jobs are needed by 2020. Saudi has attractive population dynamics with 70% of the population below the age of 30 years and 45% of the population below the age of 15 years. FNZ Saudi Arabia Construction contracts for FranTech Asia licensing contracts for the FNZ CITY ZONE.

Building The Scaffolds

smaller residential, commercial, and recreational areas. Parks and green spaces will be used extensively throughout the residential area. The area is estimated to be home for around half a million residents, and another ten thousand tourists. Each district would feature its own public amenities, such as mosques, shops and recreational venues.

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

31


www.frantechasia.com

16

| May 16 2012 | FranTechnovation


www.frantechasia.com

The Tallest Tower in The World BURJ KHALIFA TOWER, DUBAI

| June 2012 | FranTechnovation

17


R

www.frantechasia.com

ising gracefully from the desert and honouring Dubai with a new glow. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper

A magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai. Burj Khalifa lifts the world's head proudly skywards, surpassing limits and expectations. Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and its people. From initial concept through completion, a combination of several important technological innovations and innovation structural design methods have resulted in a superstructure that is both efficient and robust. Bringing Burj Khalifa to life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.

World Records n

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records: n Tallest building in the world n Tallest free-standing structure in the world n Highest number of stories in the world n Highest occupied floor in the world n Highest outdoor observation deck in the world n Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world n Tallest service elevator in the world Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories; Height to architectural top, Highest occupied floor, Height to tip BUILDING A GLOBAL ICON Excavation work began for Burj Khalifa in January 2004 and over the ensuing years to its completion, the building passed many important milestones on its goal to become the tallest man-made structure the world has ever seen. In just 1,325 days since excavation work started in January, 2004, Burj Khalifa became the tallest free-standing structure in the world. 18


Burj Khalifa Construction Timeline January 2004

Excavation started

February 2004 Piling started March 2005

Superstructure started

June 2006

Level 50 reached

January 2007

Level 100 reached

March 2007

Level 110 reached

April 2007

Level 120 reached

May 2007

Level 130 reached

July 2007

Level 141 reached world's tallest building

September 2007 Level 150 reached world's tallest free standing structure April 2008

Level 160 reached world's tallest man made structure

January 2009

Completion of spire Burj Khalifa tops out

September 2009 Exterior cladding competed January 2010

Official launch ceremony

The honour of designing the world's tallest tower was given to the global leader in creating ultra-tall structures, the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) with Adrian Smith FAIA, RIBA, consulting design Partner. The selected design was subject to an extensive peer review program to confirm the safety and effectiveness of the structural systems. The architecture features a triple-lobed footprint, an abstraction of the Hymenocallis flower. The tower is composed of three elements arranged around a central core. The modular, Y-shaped structure, with setbacks along each of its three wings provides an inherently stable configuration for the structure and provides good floor plates for residential. Twenty-six helical levels decrease the cross section of the tower incrementally as it spirals skyward. The central core

emerges at the top and culminates in a sculpted spire. A Y-shaped floor plan maximizes views of the Arabian Gulf. Viewed from the base or the air, Burj Khalifa is evocative of the onion domes prevalent in Islamic architecture. Over 40 wind tunnel tests were conducted on Burj Khalifa to examine the effects the wind would have on the tower and its occupants. Even the temporary conditions during the construction stage were tested with the tower cranes on the tower to ensure safety at all times. Special studies were carried on Burj Khalifa to determine the magnitude of the changes that would have to be dealt with in the building design. Construction Highlights Over 45,000 m3 (58,900 cu yd) of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tonnes were used to construct the concrete and steel foundation, which features 192 piles buried more than 50 m (164 ft) deep. Burj Khalifa's construction has used 330,000 m3 (431,600 cu yd) of concrete and 39,000 tonnes (43,000 ST; 38,000 LT) of steel rebar, and construction has taken 22 million man-hours. Exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa began in May 2007 and was completed in September 2009. The vast project involved more than 380 skilled engineers and on-site technicians. At the initial stage of installation, the team progressed at the rate of about 20 to 30 panels per day and eventually achieved as many as 175 panels per day. The tower accomplished a world record for the highest installation of an aluminium and glass faรงade, at a height of 512 metres. The total weight of aluminium used on Burj Khalifa is equivalent to that of five A380 aircraft and the total length of stainless steel bull nose fins is 293 times the height

Building The Scaffolds

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

35


of Eiffel Tower in Paris. In November, 2007, the highest reinforced concrete corewalls were pumped using 80 MPa concrete from ground level; a vertical height of 601 metres. Smashing the previous pumping record on a building of 470m on the Taipei 101; the world’s second tallest tower and the previous world record for vertical pumping of 532 metres for an extension to the Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant in 1994. The concrete pressure during pumping to this level was nearly 200 bars. The amount of rebar used for the tower is 31,400 metric tons - laid end to end this would extend over a quarter of the way around the world. Burj Khalifa was truly an international collaboration between more than 30 on-site contracting companies from nations around the world. At the peak of construction, over 12,000 workers and contractors were on site every day, representing more than 100 nationalities. The interiors of Burj Khalifa match up to its grand exteriors. Interior design of public areas was also done by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and was led by award-winning designer Nada Andric. It features glass, stainless steel and polished dark stones, together with silver travertine flooring, Venetian stucco walls, handmade rugs and stone flooring.

36

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

The interiors were inspired by local culture while staying mindful of the building's status as a global icon and residence.

The exterior cladding is comprised of reflective glazing with aluminum and textured stainless steel spandrel panels and stainless steel vertical tubular fins. Close to 26,000 glass panels, each individually hand-cut, were used in the exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa. Over 300 cladding specialists from China were brought in for the cladding work on the tower. The cladding system is designed to withstand Dubai's extreme summer heat, and to further ensure its integrity, a World War II airplane engine was used for dynamic wind and water testing. The curtain wall of Burj Khalifa is equivalent to 17 football (soccer) fields or 25 American football fields.

It is an understatement to say that Burj Khalifa represents the state-of-the-art in building design. It’s scientifically innovative design spreads from its very foundation, which is a mat 3.7 meters thick, and was constructed in four separate pours totaling 12,500 cubic meters of concrete, to Podium, Exterior Cladding, Structural System, Spire, Mechanical Floors, Window Washing Bays, Broadcast and Communications Floors, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing, Fire Safety, Elevators & Lifts, every element holding uniqueness and innovation. Truly, Burj Khalifa is magnificent and stands apart in its uniqueness!


www.frantechasia.com

| June 2012 | FranTechnovation

21


KONZA TECHNOLOGY CITY

K

onza Technology City(KTC) embodies Kenya’s Vision 2030, which aims at improving the quality of life for citizens of Kenya by transforming the employment markets, enhancing social infrastructure and securing good governance. Designed to be a beacon of excellence for not only Kenya but all of Africa, the city represents an ambitious vision of a modern, inclusive and sustainable Kenya. The Konza Technology City is based on successful new town projects around the world and draws on international best practice to ensure global competitiveness.

The Government of Kenya is to sponsor the development of new-town catalysts and to launch East Africa into Global Business Process Outsourcing. Building in a rapidly expanding demand for providing top quality international financial and business process services, this undertaking will harness talent from a strong well-educated and highly competitive local work force. A few weeks ago the International Airport in Kenya burnt down. Now the country needs a new International Airport, with an Industrial Transportation Corridor airport, a Merger city with a Commodities Exchange, a FNZ International Exposition and meeting facility , a BULLET TRAIN, (HIGH SPEED RAIL SYSTEM

Building The Scaffolds

Where Africa’s Silicon Savannah Begins...

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

39


running from the FNZ international airport into the Neutral Zone Merger and Synergy City and a new Neutral Zone International Shopping Center.

Building The Scaffolds

The Government is proposing a $20 billion innovative instrument for the financing of Africa’s infrastructure. The government said it has fast-tracked a legal framework to facilitate the creation of the world-class Konza Technology City.

40

The 2,000 hectare city will be located on a Greenfield site 60km south of Nairobi. It is a location with excellent transport and communication links. The A109 Highway connecting Nairobi with Mombasa runs adjacent to the site, the mainline Konza rail station is less than 4km away and Jomo Kenyatta airport covers under 50km. The commercial engine of the new city will be a cluster of technology businesses, financial services firms and other enterprises. Konza will be developed with world class infrastructure, especially ICT infrastructure, which will enable firms located there to compete on a global stage.

Main Features of the KTC

High class shopping centers, sport, schools, cultural and leisure facilities as well as amenities like a district hospital. Safe, well designed neighbourhoods, providing 35,000 new homes for employees. A radial road structure with the public transport roads providing the preferred means of access to all parts of the proposed city.

www.frantechasia.com

BPO Technopark easily accessible to local residents expected to work there and also to employees living outside the Technology City. A site for a university campus which will provide an area for academic buildings, student residences and sports and leisure facilities for students. It is accessible and will assist in the cross-fertilization of ideas between the university and businesses on the site.

A central park is proposed to be laid out as a public park, providing a green lung for the residents and workers. Green corridors are proposed along the alignment of the watercourses which are protected in the Plan. This will help avoid flood risk to the new buildings and also provide additional open space. These could also serve as ecological corridors through the site. The Konza Road is proposed to be paved to provide easy access for all vehicular traffic. A “Greenbelt� control zone of approximately 2 km is proposed around the site to protect the setting of the Technology City and guard against the development of informal settlements on the boundary of the site; to reserve land for the possible future expansion of the Technopolis; and to institute rigorous control of development in the area around the site. Wastewater will be collected in a network of sewers, separate from the surface water (i.e. Rainfall) drainage system. The existing topography facilitates a gravity driven sewerage system following ground contours to a wastewater treatment works located at the southwestern

KONZA TECH

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation


corner of the development area. Flood lagoons, placed at strategic locations on the dry rivers, will control the rate of flow in the rivers, improving flow efficiency and reducing the risk of scarring in flood conditions. The strategy for solid waste management is based upon principles of sustainable development and the protection of human health and the environment by producing less waste and by using it as a resource wherever possible. Sustainable waste management aims to apply the ‘waste hierarchy’ of reduction, re-use, recycling and composting (to use waste as a source of energy) and only disposing as a last resort. A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) has been undertaken based on the guidance provided by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and International Finance Corporation (IFC)

to evaluate the impact of the proposed Konza Technology City, recommend appropriate mitigation and assess legal and institutional aspects relevant to the impacts and risks. The SESA is based on a master-plan for 80,000 jobs. It is proposed that this be increased to 175,000 jobs in which case a revised assessment will be needed. A significant challenge however, is the large increase in the demand for water resources; the area already experiences water shortages with demand outstripping supply. With no feasible on-site sources, water will need to be sourced from offsite. Within the development itself, a state-of-the-art access network will comprise four exchanges, linked by dual redundant fiber optic networks, distributing outwards via star-configuration fiber optic cables.

Building The Scaffolds

www.frantechasia.com

HNOLOGY CITY | May 16 2012 | FranTechnovation

16


This network will offer a complete modern telecommunications package of high-speed internet, telephony and video services.

Building The Scaffolds

Appropriate distribution substations, transformers and ring mains will be distributed across the site in order to adequately and securely meet demand.

42

The Konza Technology City project has potential significant long term positive impacts in terms of providing direct job and training opportunities as well as the stimulation of economic activity in the surrounding area and the district as a whole. KTC is designed to allow phased development which will permit rapid growth while ensuring that the civic amenities and infrastructure grow with the population’s needs. KTC presents a promising opportunity for Kenya to develop an alternative and complimentary path for economic development in line with Vision 2030 by exploiting ITES and IT Products in the ICT Park1. Konza also provides an opportunity as noted in the comparator countries to transform the country into a knowledge economy. Thus, this is a policy driven initiative as a tool for job creation, national transformation to launch the country to new frontiers. The government will aim to structure the project so as to recoup as much as possible of this initial investment funding in later phases. The Government intends to set up the project under a Special Economic Zones (SEZ) program, currently being formulated by an inter-ministerial team.With regard

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

to the development of SEZ land, it will be necessary to harmonize the physical planning laws and the SEZ law to ensure that the objectives of the SEZ policy are taken into account in developing regional and local development plans and in granting development approvals. It will also be important to harmonize the roles of the different regulators involved in this process (such as the local authorities, the physical planning department and the Commissioner of Lands). Konza Technology City is FranTech Neutral Zone initiation To know more about KTC, contact President@FranTechasia.com


www.frantechasia.com

| June 2012 | FranTechnovation

31


C

UPOLEX® is the environmentally friendly, cost effective alternative to a Rib Raft, Waffle Pod or slab on grade concrete foundation. CUPOLEX® is ideally suited to Residential, Commercial and Industrial buildings.The CUPOLEX® StiffRaft EQ has been optimised to comply with DBH concrete foundation design recommendations for the Christchurch region.The CUPOLEX® concrete slab system can provide significant reductions in the volume of concrete, reinforcing steel and labour required to install. CUPOLEX® is a patented forming system for concrete slab foundations made from 100% recycled plastic. Concrete is poured over the modular dome forms to create a floating or structural concrete slab. The below slab void that results, minimizes concrete contact with the soil, while providing a capillary barrier against moisture - yet uses less concrete and rebar than a standard slab with equivalent load bearing capacity.

Cupolex Building Systems Latest Innovation in Concrete Flooring


CUPOLEX® is made in NZ from 100% recycled plastic. Go Green and Save Money. How the Cupolex Dome System Works The name CUPOLEX® comes from the Italian word Cupola meaning dome.

The Cupolex® cutting edge concrete slab solution provides major advantages over a standard slab on grade: Provides an excellent moisture barrier under slab with a void that can be vented in soil with high water content or salinity.

There is over 5 million square metres of CUPOLEX® which have been laid in concrete slabs and foundations throughout Europe the Americas and Australasia.

Water cannot leach up through the bottom of the concrete slab significantly protecting the structure from water damage and improving internal air quality.

With CUPOLEX®, designers, builders and developers can provide sustainable cost effective concrete slab foundations for new buildings and homes, while reducing concrete usage, build time and minimizing engineered fill requirements.

Moisture cannot wick through the concrete thereby ensuring the top and bottom of the concrete foundation remain dry. This eliminates the concrete slab as a possible source of moisture transference to under flooring overlays and prevents damage to expensive architectural flooring finishes, floor tiles or carpets.

Pontarolo Engineering the inventors of the Cupolex Product have been marketing Cupolex worldwide since 1990. It was originally designed to ventilate Radon Gas from new buildings for the US Air Force in Italy. Radon Gas is prevalent in areas of Europe and the USA. Cupolex since its inception has been used in a number of applications such as historic building renovations, water retention, detention and moisture mitigation, as a cost effective and efficient replacement for engineered fill. It is extensively used in Industrial and Commercial applications as well as Residential.

Ventilating the CUPOLEX® under slab void space will effectively help control vapour intrusion, humidity levels, and temperature ranges, that standard slabs cannot control. Replaces fill or gravel that typically is required to bring the slab to the finished grade level and eliminates the costs associated with importing, compacting and certifying engineered fill. This also reduces any risk with post construction settlement of the underlying sub-base. Longer spans can be achieved in pile/beam structural slabs than with flat standard slabs.

Building The Scaffolds

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

45


Assists designers to deliver sustainable features that contribute to GREEN and LEED certified building.

Building The Scaffolds

Maximum control of concrete curing resulting in a reduction of slab curling and shrinkage cracks while providing a higher quality surface. Provides under-slab void for running cables and pipes, simplifying post-construction installation of new wiring and utilities. CUPOLEX® slabs can be designed for soils with very low bearing capacity, high compressibility, or soil that is highly expansive. The Unique Cupolex Dome System CUPOLEX® provides an under slab void and results in minimal concrete contact with the soil. The unique advantage over any other Waffle Pod or Polystyrene Pod Concrete slab foundation system is the integrated void under the concrete slab/foundation. There are numerous aspects of CUPOLEX® which make it unique: Solution to rising damp, soils with high saline content and Acid Sulphate Soils. Since the void forming components are water-tight polypropylene, they provide an excellent barrier to moisture, vapour and salt. The under slab void is designed to be vented to dissipate moisture and humidity, noxious gases and prevent salt ingress. Solution to getting out of the ground to finished floor height. 46

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

Where your site has excessive top soil or you need to achieve a certain height, CUPOLEX® achieves that height without having to use excessive hard fill. Available in sizes from 95mm to 700mm, CUPOLEX® is an extremely cost effective method of getting out of the ground.

Solution to achieving height without loading the land. Sites located on flood plains or sites with poor bearing capacity often require a higher floor level but without increased weight. CUPOLEX® achieves this cost effectively compared to other void formers such as expanded polysytrene blocks. For example a 40ft shipping container can hold enough CUPOLEX® to build a 1,800m² foundation. If you compare the freight component for the same volume of polysytrene, CUPOLEX® is clearly the optimal solution. Sustainability. CUPOLEX® is made from 100% recycled poly propylene sourced locally. Not only this, CUPOLEX® is also recyclable with almost zero waste on site. What waste there is can be put into a domestic recycling bin. CUPOLEX® designed concrete foundations typically use less concrete, steel and labour to install. Vapour Intrusion Certain geographical regions may suffer from vapour intrusion into building structures by gases including Radon and Methane. The Cupolex system allows passive ventilation of these gases from the under slab air space.


Traditional methods of ventilation, also known as sub slab depressurization (SSD), tend to be quite expensive and inefficient, requiring active ventilation using fans to extract any gases through layers of sand and gravel called venting layers. Radon Gas is not recognized as a significant health hazard in Australasia however methane gas deposits are quite prevalent. Venting CUPOLEX® gives you the opportunity to ventilate the air cavity beneath your slab to the exterior in order to mitigate Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Radon Gas and Humidity or moisture. This is particularly applicable in areas built on former dump sites with high levels of methane and also areas high in thermal activity. Structural Benefits and Advantages of the Dome System Reduces slab curling and shrinkage cracks, providing a higher quality surface. Provides an under-slab void for running cables and pipes, simplifying post-construction installation of new wiring and utilities. Allows forming of complete structural suspended slabs on beam pile foundations. Can be designed to create under-slab water reservoirs for storm water management and fire suppression water storage. Approved for installation at USAF bases as a Radon Gas Mitigation System.

Moisture and Air Quality Standard concrete slabs are in contact with the ground. As a result, moisture wicks through the concrete and contributes to the growth of mould and mildew under flooring overlays, damaging expensive architectural timber flooring finishes, floor tiles or carpets. Keeping the top and bottom of the concrete floor slab dry reduces these problems and reduces excessive moisture in the building, which has been associated with adverse health effects, particularly asthma and respiratory diseases. Cupolex Product Range The CUPOLEX® range of dome heights is as follows: 95, 135, 200, 260, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700mm The H26 Dome is manufactured both in NZ and in Australia for their respective markets. The H35 Dome is manufactured in Australia for the NZ and Australian markets. The H26 or 260mm high dome and the H35 or 350mm high dome are the only dome heights stocked in NZ and Australia. Other sizes can be imported on a project by project basis. Please contact us with your enquiry if you need a different size. BETON STOP® is designed to close the side openings of the CUPOLEX® domes. BETON STOP® compensates dimensional variations in slabs negating the need to cut the CUPOLEX® units. BETON

Building The Scaffolds

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

47


STOP® allows the CUPOLEX® aerated floor to be suitable for any concrete slab dimensions. Want to know more about our range of Cupolex products? Contact us now.

Building The Scaffolds

Cupolex Products and Sustainability Using CUPOLEX® for your concrete foundation can contribute to GREEN or LEED certification. Made from 100% non-toxic recyclable material. Reduces material (concrete and rebar) consumption. Replaces aggregate and engineered fill under slabs. Reduces construction time and labour. Reduces heavy traffic to site. CUPOLEX® components for a 200m² slab are delivered on two pallets.

No waste. Plumbing penetrations are effected using a hole saw and the resulting disc can be recycled.

Tidy site. CUPOLEX® needs little site space and won't blow around like polystyrene pods. No Residue. No environmental impact of residue ending up in waterways like other products. Reduces dampness. The air cavity beneath the slab resists mould and mildew creating a healthier building environment. Optimized reuse and recycling.

48

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

Selected as the “Green” flooring system for the “American Home” at the 2010 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. CUPOLEX® satisfies the four requirements of the “US Environment Commissions”. Minimum use of natural resources.

Installation of Cupolex Products CUPOLEX® is fast and easy to install. On average two labourers can install 150m² per hour. Cupolex Raft Foundations used for Housing Cupolex has been in use for residential concrete foundations since 1990 worldwide. Cupolex is an eco friendly, cost effective alternative to Waffle Pod, Polystyrene Raft Slab and conventional concrete foundations. Cupolex raft slabs/raft foundations are designed by structural engineers specifically for the site. Once CAD or PDF drawing are sent to Couplex, it will respond within 24 hours of receiving the enquiry.


www.frantechasia.com


Hydro Alternative Energy Electricity Generated By Ocean Currents 10

| June 2012 | FranTechnovation


I

t’s difficult for those who have always lived with electricity to imagine life without it.

well, coal-burning plants are being planned and are under construction at a rapid rate.

But it’s a very harsh reality for about 1.2 billion people, the areas that are dark, primarily still emerging economies, do not have access to electricity. That’s about 20 percent of the world population.

The problem is growing faster than the solution. Working through the UN, most of the nations of the world set 2030 as the year that the entire world would have electricity. But that’s now considered unlikely. A new report prepared by International Energy Agency and the World Bank, cites statistics that indicate that goal will not be met. The key reason is that the rate of growth in electrification has been slower than population growth: access to electricity grew at about 1.2 percent per year between 1990 and 2010, while the global population grew at 1.3 percent per year.

These places get their electricity from non-renewable resources that threaten the world environment. That leads to a global dilemma: The usual solutions for bringing more electricity to people also bring more damage to our environment. Thus far, to bring electrical power to the people and areas needing it, the primary response has been an explosion in the generation of electricity by coal-burning plants. Although the use of wind- and solar-generated power systems has increased as a solution as

The report noted that “The investments required to achieve the three objectives are tentatively estimated to be at least $600–800

Alternate Energy Leaders

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

51


billion per year over and above existing levels, entailing a doubling or tripling of financial flows over current levels.” Only about one-fifth of that price tag is for expanding energy access to poorer countries — the rest is for cleaning up the energy supply. Progress on the latter has also been slow. The report notes that the world’s share of renewable energy has ticked up only slightly since 1990, from 16.6 percent to 18 percent in 2010. When people think of the cost of using fossil fuels to produce electricity, they usually consider such issues as land use, waste management, and water and air pollution caused by the recovery of these fuels from the earth. But there are also severe health effects caused by burning fossil fuels. According to reports issued by the World Health Organization

www.frantechasia.com

study known as Externalities of Energy, undertaken over the period of 1995 to 2005, found that the cost of producing electricity from coal would double over its present value, when factoring-in external costs such as damage to the environment and to human health. There is no single solution. There are several. For example, electricity generated from wind turbines didn’t become a serious alternative until the energy crisis in the 1970s; today wind generates about three percent of all electricity in the US. Similarly, the use of solar power has also grown; for example, residential installations of solar energy systems grew 53 percent in 2013 over the same quarter in the previous year. For the past several years, research and development efforts and initial deployments have shown that water currents can also be a viable source to generate electricity. Much progress has been made to develop electricity from sources, such as the wind and the sun, that will not damage the environment. For years, marine kinetic energy has also been considered a possible source for generating clean electricity. Today, that prospect is moving to reality. An Ocean of Power exists all around us.

in 2008, coal particulates pollution are estimated to shorten approximately 1,000,000 lives annually worldwide – and that does not include the health consequences from burning oil. In fact, a major EU funded research 52

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

The currents can be thought of as rivers that exist within the oceans, with predictable directions, pace, and borders. Then, the electricity generated by currents can be connected directly to the grid. In addition to using ocean currents, electricity can also be generated by tidal flow.


www.frantechasia.com

In 2008, Verdant Power deployed the turbines in New York’s East River as an important test to determine how much electricity they could create. Since that first test, the project has moved to its third stage to build a system of 30 turbines in the river. Now, some five years since that first test,Hydro Alternative Energy( HAE) is deploying a turbine about the size of a ten-story office building in a similar project in the Indian Ocean, several miles off the shore of the eThekwini Municipality of South Africa. It is envisioned that, as in the case of the East River project, HAE’s project in South Africa will also enter staged construction of a more complex system that would have the capacity to generate as much as 100 MW of electricity. Unlike the wind, which dies down, and solar energy, which is not available after the sun sets or when hidden by clouds, ocean currents are non-ending and basically unchanging. The electricity generated by ocean currents can be connected directly to the grid rather than to an additional system to store electricity needed when solar panels or wind turbines are not able to operate. The elimination of a storage system simplifies and reduces the expense of marine kinetic power generation solutions. Ocean current-generated electricity is quickly becoming a reality. Ocean current-generated electricity is following the same evolution as wind and solar systems, moving from concept to initial tests to deployment of the first systems. Eventually, ocean current generating systems are also likely to become a commonly used approach

to produce electricity, albeit they will not be visible because they will be moored under the surface of the ocean to avoid any intrusion into shipping lanes.

What role is HAE playing in making that become a reality? Since 2009, HAE has been positioning itself as an emerging independent power provider. Today, HAE is initiating the process to the first installation of its Oceanus™ system. After more than four years of design, development, and testing, HAE is now moving to the next level: becoming an independent provider of power (IPP) generated from ocean currents. HAE’s Oceanus™ system offers the flexibility of utilizing various different engine turbine systems to allow for more efficient operation in different site-specific locations. | December 2013 | FranTechnovation

53


Alternate Energy Leaders 54

Oceanus™ consists of two primary modules: the “shroud” and the engine module, which is housed in the shroud. But the shroud does more than simply house the engine module, it is designed to accelerate the velocity of the water flow as it passes through the engine module, thereby making it easier to extract more kinetic energy. This makes Oceanus usable in offshore locations worldwide that wouldn’t generate electricity efficiently at the pace of normal incoming water flow from the currents. Many computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations have been performed on several different variations of the shroud to confirm design characteristics, identify potential weaknesses and help engineers make design changes. These computer simulations were then used so that the optimized shroud design could be fabricated and tested multiple times in real world environments, thereby verifying ccuracy of the CFD. Testing different turbine systems allows HAE to understand the most efficient operation in different site-specific locations. The Company has considered Perpendicular Access Turbines, a Gorlov turbine, a Darrieus turbine and an Axial turbine. The engine module that is ultimately used will depend on which turbine system proves most efficient. Although HAE has developed its own proprietary technology and continues to test various approaches, as an IPP the Company is focused on using whatever engine module will provide the most power at the best cost. Durban, which is the major city in the eThekwini Municipality (population about 3.5 million), HAE’s Oceanus system will be the first in the South African region to harness the power of ocean

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

currents to generate electricity. Russell Curtis, head of the Durban Promotion Agency, noted that the project will “transform” the region’s green initiative, provide electricity to the people who live there and help fuel economic development for the region while neither creating any noise or interference with sea life. Hydro Alternative Energy, Inc. signed an MOU With Energreen (Energreen, SA de C.V) of Mexico WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., on Apr 30, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Energreen is part of the Desus Group of Mexico, an integrated series of companies with each focused on a specific area of sustainable development.

HAE plans to continue to seek to enter into development agreements, PPAs and strategic alliances with local, regional and national utility and energy companies, as well as local municipalities, committed to providing electricity from renewable energy sources. In order to penetrate certain international markets, HAE plans to implement marketing strategies that respond to local market demands. In particular markets, HAE may partner and/or joint venture with one or more parties and/or license our technology and services to others to sell, manufacture and/or to provide such technology and services. In addition, HAE is exploring the use of OceanusTM power generation system for applications that include desalination of water, hydrogen production, water treatment and natural resource processing. In these instances, the power generated by OceanusTM would bypass the grid and be delivered directly to the point of electricity consumption for these special applications. FranTech Asia offers exclusive collaborative rights for the Hydro Alternative Energy(HAE) in 220 countries. To know more about HAE and other possibilities, please contact President@FranTechasia. com


www.frantechasia.com

| June 2012 | FranTechnovation

15


www.frantechasia.com

Biomass Power Plant

H

ELIUS CORDE 8.3 MWE About The Site The Site in Potters’ Crouch, St. Albans is an existing wood recycling site, part of which will be re-designed to serve its new purpose as a waste wood biomass power plant. With excellent links to the M1, the Project will receive c146,000 tones of wood per annum and generate 14.2MW of green electricity to be supplied to the National Grid, providing sufficient carbon-neutral energy to power the equivalent of several thousand homes.

56

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

England

Having received a grid offer from E.oN, NE has comfort over grid connection options available to a power plant developed on the Site, and are currently developing these further. In particular there is potential scope to renegotiate the grid connection agreement with E.oN to sub-contract a substantial element of the grid connection works and cost to a 3rd party, delivering substantial cost savings to the Project. The Site is currently leased by NE who prior to financial close have negotiated a new extended lease of 45 years. This will be put in place directly with the


Project SPV in relation to the land required by the Project. This will be more than sufficient to cover a minimum of 25 years of plant operation. Planning Structure Planning consent was granted in relation to the Site on 2 December 2010 subject to certain conditions. The permission has a 3 year life and therefore is valid till 1st December 2013. The conditions that are contained in the planning consent are considered to be standard and NE is currently in the process of discharging all the conditions within the appropriate timeline before demolition and construction starts 22nd November 2013. An application for the required Environmental Permit has been submitted and NE has received confirmation that the Environment Agency has processed a draft to be considered internally before being granted in Q4 2013. Technology Following a thorough review by Fichtner, NE have selected Aalborg Energie Technik (“AET”) as technology providers for the Site. AET provide a proven “combustion” technology and were deemed the preferable supplier for a number of reasons, but most notably i) efficiency benefits around both the boiler start-up time and the maintenance burden; ii) a good operational UK reference plant in Western Wood (Port Talbot, financed partly by senior debt Project Finance) as well as suitable operating plants across Europe, and a number of other plants being progressed in Europe; iii)

their proposal to guarantee annual plant availability in excess of 90%; iv) a strong security and warranty package. With 13 reference plants throughout Europe, AET are deemed to have the appropriate experience and track record to deliver the best technology solution. NE has entered into a commercial arrangement with a leading biomass project developer. AET will engaged to provide a full EPC contract in relation to all above ground works in relation to the Project. NE is currently in the process of tendering suitable contractors to undertake the civil works. AET will be engaged tom maintain and operate the Project under a fixed price long term contract. This is a role that AET currently undertake on a number of their operating installations and therefore have the relevant experience and resources. Project Working Details The Project has been developed by NE to take advantage of a strong and proven supply of waste wood in the Site at St. Albans since 2004. Historically the Site has received c80,000 tpa of waste wood, despite not having a dedicated end use for the wood. Up to 90% of this has been provided by Local Authorities and large commercial customers. NE have developed a range of fuel supply strategies to provide the Project with processed waste wood suitable to be fed direct into the plant – in accordance with AET parameters – which feature the following characteristics:

Alternate Energy Leaders

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

57


A significant portion provided by Local Authorities under contract: • A significant portion provided by large corporate counterparties under contract

Alternate Energy Leaders

• A minority provided by merchant deliveries to the Site, therefore benefiting from no processing costs when receiving waste wood

58

• Wood chip supply by wood recyclers, under a guarantee supply contract NE will engage with potential equity partners to develop and agree a final fuel supply strategy that achieves a favorable mix of contracted security and favorable pricing for the Project. Contracted levels of fuel could be up to c90% of the annual requirement. NE have had initial discussions with a number of potential off-take counterparties and there is strong appetite from both traditional utilities and investment grade corporate counterparties with Green agendas. NE is progressing towards these discussions and will engage with potential funding equity partners in relation to preferences/requirements for risk mitigating factors such as fixed and floor pricing. NE is looking to secure an investment partner(s) to fund the construction of the Project with total capital costs of circa £60m. NE is seeking to ascertain a level of interest from the private equity market and feedback to transaction structures that would be favorable by interested equity parties. NE would prefer to secure an equity

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

funder with strong relationships with project finance lenders in relation to the Project. NE would favorably consider a full equity funding solution and the contracting flexibility benefits this offers to the Project. The equity partner / project will be eligible to secure a Danish Export Credit Guarantee for up to 80% for the operating plant and equipment supplied by AET. This is an opportunity to secure an equity purchase in a 15.2MW Waste wood biomass power plant in Hertfordshire (“the Project”). Navitas Environmental (“NE”) are the developers on a 5 acre site located near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, which holds a planning permission to construct and operate a 14.2 MW (net) biomass fuelled power plant (“the Site”). The Project will benefit from green incentives, Renewable Obligation Certificates (“ROCs”) and will have minimal fuel input costs due to the use of waste wood as the main input fuel. Initial financial modeling therefore forecasts a Project level IRR in excess of 14%.


The Karachi Thermal Power Plant Project Pakistan


O

ne of its own “Huge 470 MW Independent Power Plant” to be built at Karachi

CE’s Karachi thermal power project involves the setting up an approximate 500 MW power plant (the "Project") on BOO (Build Operate Own) basis for a period of 25 years. The Project will be a thermal Independent Power Plant (“IPP”) using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (“LPG”) as fuel. CE is the Project Sponsor and will hold the concessionary rights of the Karachi thermal power plant project for 25 years.

The O&M contract of the LPG plant will be multi-year long-term O&M contract to run CE’s LPG plant, with an option for extension of the contract. The O&M contractor guarantees plant availability, heat rate and net plant output for the contracted period, thus minimizing the technical risk of the project to Cavalier. Full details of the technology to be used will be provided by CE and are provided in the Appendix. The setting up and management of the power plant will be as follows:

The project entails setting up an approximate 500 MW power plant (the "Project") on the BOO (Build Operate Own) concept. Cavalier Energy (CE) is setting up a combined cycle technology based Power Plant on duel fuel (LPG as primary fuel and natural gas as secondary fuel) in Karachi at Port Qasim. The project will obtain a No Objection Certificate from the Environmental Protection Agency, and the plant specifications of CE’s Karachi power plant are designed with World Bank emissions guidelines in mind. As such, the project is not expected to be to the material detriment of the environment.

The selected EPC will act & serve as the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) for the project. The selected EPC will be a world class and leading supplier of power plants for the decentralized power generation market. It will have extensive experience in power plant solutions based on oil, gas, specifically LPG and dual-fuel gas turbines and combined cycle power plants. Being the EPC contractor for Cavalier’s Thermal Project, the EPCC will have access to its international technical resources and parts distribution networks. The contractor guarantees availability, plant output and heat rate for the contracted period, thus minimizing the technical risk of the project.

The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the LPG plant will be contracted to a firm of international standing, a reputable O&M contractor. The O&M contract will cover minimum performance standards of the plant. The selected O&M contractor will have both regional and corporate resources to assist plant personnel in all O&M related areas and access to the EPCC's technical resources and parts distribution networks.

Mr. Waseem Pasha Tajammal, a Pakistani national in his early 40s is the entrepreneur behind the Cavalier Group. Pasha was instrumental in CE securing the 25 year concessionary rights to own and operate the 500 MW Karachi Thermal Power Plant. Pasha is the son of a distinguished general and has himself served in the Pakistani armed forces before starting the Cavalier Energy & Defense Systems Group. Pasha has joined forces


Alternate Energy Leaders

with Global Edison, an experienced US based project manager for power plants in Asia including Afghanistan, as project managers for the Port Qasim power plant. Global Edison is advising Pasha on key issues as they emerge for setting up the Port Qasim plant and is an equity partner as well.

62

Financial Equisites The planned financing of the Project is by long-term debt (75%) and equity (25%). CE and GEC, being the "Main Sponsors", currently holds 100°%, of the equity of the project company holding the concession rights for the operation of the Karachi Power plant. The project sponsors have taken a comprehensive insurance coverage for business model for their power production facilities. The risk mitigation measures include comprehensive sovereign risk insurance to cover any unforeseen changes in the Pakistani Government guarantee program for the power generation sector. The plant, based on state of the art Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Generator technology, will be reliable and efficient throughout the operating period. Comfort is derived from an experienced project manager and professional advisors advising the project sponsor from project inception to project completion. CE has appointed Global Edison to serve as project manager for appointment of the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contractor and the O&M (Operation & Maintenance) Contractor for the Project. The electricity generated by the Project will be sold to PEPCO under the Power Purchase Agreement ("PPA"), which in turn will distribute the output generated by CE’s thermal power plant. The selected

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

Operations and Maintenance Contractor will be a world class leading operator of power plants in both developed and emerging markets. The O&M contractor will be responsible for the plant’s continuing operating efficiencies, customer billing, receivable collections and any dispute resolutions with PEPCO. The O&M Contractor will carry Cavalier’s thermal plant’s operating risks on their books for the 25 year concession period granted to Cavalier.

Talking about Its Capacity & Working The total installed capacity of the WAPDA system is around 17,244 MW, which constitutes 10,755 MW thermal power, 6,459 MW in hydropower and 325 MW in nuclear. Of this total thermal capacity, 4715 MW is operated and maintained by various corporatized entities of WAPDA known as generation companies (GENCOs), while 5715 MW is operated and maintained by the private sector. The power plants operating under WAPDA system are old and have depreciated through natural wear and tear. As a result, the system's actual capability is much lower than installed capacity. WAPDA is responsible for supplying electricity to various sectors of the economy across the country, apart from the metropolis of Karachi, which is supplied by KESC. The performance risk of the plant shall be mitigated by the appointment of the O&M Contractor. The O&M arrangements will be finalized only after the other milestones related to signing of PPA, IA etc have been achieved. To know more about this incredible Power plant and to get details about the opportuinities of licensing it in India, contact President@ FranTechasia.com


www.frantechasia.com

A Man With Solutions In A World Full Of Questions

Dr. Iradj Hessabi, Inventor & President InterContiTech Corporation, Inc.

H

ave you heard of Dr. Hessabi?

Mot many of us would have. He is not a regular household name. Why then is he called King of Patents? That is an easy question to answer. Ask yourself, have I ever used a cordless phone? A cellphone? Opened my car using a remote control to unlock it? These and many others are the inventions of this King of Patents, Dr. Iradj Hessabi who has over 400 international patents to his credit. Over 1180 invention patents have been conceived of through Dr. Hessabi and his work in areas such as electronics, physics, medicine, nutrition, ecology and industrial equipment! Dr. Iradj Hessabi, Inventor & President InterContiTech Corporation, Inc. In 1944, Dr. Hessabi was born the son of a world renown scientist. He was

64

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

raised in Germany where he received his education and lived until his move to the United States in the mid 1990's. Dr. Hessabi earned advanced PhD degrees in Architecture, Biology, Engineering, Experimental Physics and Industrial Design. These were earned in four different universities during the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. Dr. Iradj Hessabi invented and developed a new electric power generation technology in 1988 He has been a Professor and Lecturer at top European Universities. His professional accomplishments include coveted prizes in Bridge Design and professional awards including the European Environmental Association Award in 1995. Dr. Hessabi moved to Las Vegas, NV in the mid 1990's to continue his work. It is there that he founded InterContiTech Corporation which is a launching platform for many of his patents. It is through InterContiTech Corporation that Dr. Hessabi licenses rights to his patents to companies and individuals who then put them into practical application through products that are revolutionary and highly profitable. Some of these include; remote control technology, power generation using ordinary tap water, non-toxic and organic insecticide, and the application of electrodynamics which has many industrial uses. Dr. Hessabi has worked with companies and governments around the world to assist in troubleshooting and solving a wide array of complex problems. In the scientific community, Dr. Hessabi is


www.frantechasia.com

highly regarded and respected for his work. In addition to Dr. Hessabi's scientific and professional accomplishments, he is also an author. Two books are credited to Dr. Hessabi as well as many scientific papers. His book, "The Rotation of Intelligence around the Globe", is a fascinating work on the history of geophysical electrical waves and how they have affected intelligence in specific regions of the world throughout time, and even offers a way to predict with great accuracy what regions of the world will produce the greatest minds in a given future era. His second is, "Experiences and Memories of an Inventor" published in 1995 Dr. Hessabi is written about in the book, "Das Patent", written by Belgian author Monique Klinkenberg, M.A. who now lives in Germany. "Das Patent" is due to premier later in 2005 and discusses Dr. Hessabi's life, his works and his ongoing fight against the destruction of nature. For these and much other noteworthy accomplishment through his life, he was honoured with: "GREEN PEACE AWARD" “We are going to change the world energy concept because we love our environment, nature and life. Also, we have the innovative technologies to desalination, mining industries and further natural products. We're starting our mission by amazing progress in regenerating our environment and nature.” Dr. Iradj Hessabi as quoted on Linkedin.com Book written on Dr. Hessabi, his biography has partnered with FranTech Asia in Germany. For information on licensing of the book on Dr. Hessabi’s biography, please get in touch with President@FranTechAsia.com

| June 2012 | FranTechnovation

9


www.frantechasia.com

FIDELIS CAPITAL WORLD WIDE, LTD. Money Talks

At Fidelis, our purpose is improving financial security for our clients.

66

F

idelis sought to overcome the inherent risks associated with bonds, that are utilized by most Investment funds which offer capital guarantee as the underlying security, by designing a capital guarantee that had the highest ranking within a bank whereby the guarantee relied upon the creditworthiness of the bank itself. The senior ranking obligation of any bank is its Deposits. If a bank cannot pay interest or honor withdrawals on its deposits, then the bank is in serious danger of being wound up. Therefore Fidelis sought a Deposit as the basis of its guarantee instrument. Our engineers designed a Structured Transferrable Certificate of Deposit (TCD) with formulas and policies that combined the required features of each instrument.

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

Also, FCI Global partners use their experience, as well as, financial underwriting, financing, national buyer database, national property marketing, team deal structuring and closing abilities to help our clients create and preserve wealth. We aggressively identify investors who have need of buying, selling, and managing property, to include Development and Financing services, in the major commercial asset classes nationally through our National Team platform. FCI Global partners are the premier network of independent commercial real estate firms and one of the largest commercial real estate service providers worldwide. FCI Global partners manage a network of professionals and offices in 200 countries throughout the world.


www.frantechasia.com

We provide strategic investments and implementation to wholesale investors. We create state-of-the-art performance benchmarks, provide state of the art financial instruments to secure and protect investor's capital. We help clients secure their investments with unique top tier bank capital guarantees so they can more confidently invest through a range of objectively researched, institutional-quality products. Creating Financial security.

These professionals work together with our global management team to help our clients strategically optimize their real estate assets.

trading platforms and disciplines, that offer innovative alternative investment solutions in the Forex and equities markets.

The Fidelis Forex Fund investment program is the culmination of years of research and analysis in a wide array of investment vehicles including currency, stocks, options, and futures. Our group of professional traders is a specialized and a diversified team in several

The Fidelis Trading International trading software and trading systems offer both conservative and aggressive strategies to fit both investment styles in Forex and Equities. The software can also be programmed to incorporate any strategy that traders want to use. | December 2013 | FranTechnovation

67


The Trading Systems are designed to be a comprehensive strategy to trading currency, and is the ultimate trading system to handle sideways forex markets while also managing breakouts during more volatile periods. This flexible willingness to move with the market conditions and the intuitive reasoning of our proprietary software is what has set Fidelis Forex Fund apart in the industry today, in our opinion. FIDELIS CAPITAL WORLD WIDE Fidelis’ Market Leading Patented “Capital Guarantee”

Money Talks

STRUCTURED TRANSFERABLE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT (TCD)

68

Most investment funds which offer capital guarantees utilize a bond as the underlying security. This is usually a bank bond, a corporate bond, a sovereign bond or an insurance wrap underwritten by a bond. All of these guarantees are subject to the performance of the bond itself and not the entity issuing the bond. In other words if the bond does not perform as well as expected, the investor will lose all or part of their capital. Since 2007 investors have lost hundreds of millions of dollars of their capital which they had assumed to be fully protected, by using Bonds as protection instruments. Fidelis sought to overcome the inherent risks associated with bonds by designing a capital guarantee that had the highest ranking within a bank whereby the guarantee relied upon the creditworthiness of the bank itself. The senior ranking obligation of any bank is its Deposits. If a bank cannot pay interest or honor withdrawals on its deposits

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

then the bank is in serious danger of being wound up. Therefore Fidelis sought a Deposit as the basis of its guarantee instrument. However deposits on their own do not work as capital guarantees. While they do have the ability to capitalize interest, the interest is taxed every year and in most circumstances it cannot be reinvested into the fixed deposit account. In addition to this the maximum term deposit allowed by financial regulators in Australia is 5 years, while many investors require up to 10 year terms. Therefore the Term Deposit as a standalone is not suitable as a capital guarantee.

In order to achieve the safety and ranking of a Deposit, the features and tax benefits of a Bond, our engineers designed a Structured Transferrable Certificate of Deposit (TCD) with formulas and policies that combined the required features of each instrument. Once completed, all of Australia’s major 4 banks were approached with this unique concept of a Term Deposit which performed the same as a Zero Coupon Bond. After eighteen months of negotiations with one of Australia’s 4 pillar banks; this was able to be achieved and approved as a specialized Transferrable Certificate of Deposit to offer to our investors as a capital guarantee. If the guarantee is to rely on the credit worthiness of the issuer (the Bank) then it is necessary to utilize one of the safest and profitable banks in the world. All of Australia’s big 4 banks are ranked on the list of the world’s top 20 safest banks and this particular bank is rated as AA (Stable) by S&P, it is rated as the fourteenth most stable bank in the world, and the special TCD


offered is its senior, unsecured, and unsubordinated obligation. The TCD itself is rated AA (Stable) as a financial instrument and therefore the risk to invested capital is near zero. This newly designed process has been patented using this TCD as a Capital Guarantee. The TCD is structured according to the term the investor intends to invest for. A portion of the investor’s capital is allocated to the acquisition of the TCD depending on the Term selected by the Investor, and the remainder of the capital is then deployed into the investment pool and allocated according the investment strategies of the Fund Manager. Fidelis Modified Mezzanine Fund Investments Fidelis Sources of Funding for Equity (TRANSFERABLE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT-TCD) The source of funds for the FIDELIS project/enterprise is derived from our Fidelis Modified Mezzanine Fund (MMF) with (TCD). Fidelis MMF is a private fund Coal Fund (TCD) and formed from a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (Pedevesa), one of the largest Oil Companies in the world. Fidelis MMF’s funds are specifically dedicated for business investing under the Fidelis Modified Mezzanine parameter, for shortterm business investment purposes. Fidelis MMF’s original banking relationship was established through Fidelis Banco Bilbao Vizcaya’s (BBVA) private banking division in Puerto Rico and New Zealand. The Fidelis clearing accounts for New Zealand, Westpac Bank and Puerto Rico are conducted through The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon), in New

York. The funds are fully liquid and placed in a depository account and are immediately available for full deployment, upon the approval from Fidelis MMF’s Board of Directors. These Fidelis Capital Worldwide funds represent a direct capital commitment by a Fidelis investor into an enterprise, in this case the FNZ applicant’s project/enterprise. This Fidelis (TCD) source of fund structured as the Mezzanine isFidelis “in between” debt and equity, in such a deal mezzanine investors take on more risk than the normal debt providers, have a lower claim to the company’s assets, and expect a higher return. Fidelis “Mezzanine” itself is usually a more “junior” form of debt that can sometimes be converted to equity; sometimes private equity firms such as (TCD) Pedevesa’s MMF provide the debt and other times it comes from Fidelis banks, but the dedicated Fidelis MMF will provide the bulk of the funds for the FranNeutral Zone(FNZ )Project. Information about Fidelis Mezzanine Lending, and Milestones for triggering of the Fidelis Bank’s Guarantee; Fidelis Modified Mezzanine Fund investment parameters India: Fidelis MMF invests in mature companies with established market share seeking to expand through strong enterprise FNZ projects. These FNZ projects will take place predominantly in the private sector, through private companies, who do not have capital market access from which to raise capital easily. The exception to the rule would be a combination of a private/public partnership and will generally carry with it some form of FNZ “territorial” or FNZ “sovereign” guarantee. The FNZ projects themselves will vary in

Money Talks

www.frantechasia.com

| May 16 2012 | FranTechnovation

69


size, scope and FNZ structure with Fidelis (TCD).

Money Talks

Fidelis MMF underwrites all of its FNZ projects prior to any recommendation for bank financing. Fidelis Underwriting guidelines vary due to the specific FNZ project level of assets, liabilities, cash flow, deal structure, location, management experience, collateral value and project stabilization, once fully operational. The main purpose is to bridge the capital gap that exists in the marketplace today, thus to shore up any capital shortfalls that may hinder a FNZ project's potential launch.

70

Our position in the Project is one of a partnership with the Bank and the Fidelis MMF, as an investor only. The development of the Fidelis Modified Mezzanine Fund was established, due to today’s capital restrictions along with stricter underwriting parameters. Additionally, it was designed to compliment and not violate any international laws. Notably, Fidelis MMF does not take any equity position within the company or take a seat on the FNZ Company Board, thus no equity dilution will occur. Fidelis MMF’s model mirrors that of the banking underwriting guidelines, thus allowing the bank to be in first lien position throughout the project’s development period and at the final take-out, once completed. This allows the bank to stay in the lead position, thus mitigating some of the inherent financial risks. The Fidelis funding triggers will mimic that of the final from the issuing banks term sheet and (TCD). Fidelis MMF works in conjunction with the banks term sheet, negotiating mutually beneficial benchmarks for the FNZ project and the investment. However, the final

| May 16 2012 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

Fidelis (TCD) credit facility must be negotiated between the company and the bank.

Once approved by the issuing bank, an LOI should be issued to the applicant listing our full banking information and Fidelis MMF general information. Upon full concurrence by all parties, Fidelis MMF will fund up to 60% of the bank’s guarantee (TCD). The bank will then coordinate all funding through Fidelis MMF’s Bank directly, through specific SWIFT protocols for settlement and DVP/RVP. Once Fidelis (TCD) funded, all funds will be under the control of the lead bank, with full project control (fund controlled) throughout the duration of the project. Once the project is completed, or after 12 months (whichever is the lesser), the bank will take out Fidelis MMF’s position at its' agreed upon term sheet value. Fidelis MMF’s guarantee needs to be structured under the ICC URDG 758 format to be accepted. The Fidelis (TCD) specifics will need to be determined between both banks and may vary from institution to institution. Fidelis Capital Guarantee Patent Approved Fidelis Capital Guarantee patent has been approved. With our ability now to place pension fund money into our "Fidelis 10 year TCD" in 100M traunches, and provide the pension fund only a 2 year lock on the TCD and the cash flow to pay out their payments, in full, per their drawdown schedules, we can now provide 100% protection of the capital at Westpac, certified tax credits using our patented technology, while earning 20 to 100 percent per month returns on our capital consistently.


www.frantechasia.com

| May 16 2012 | FranTechnovation

16


SIMP

– Yielding Higher Returns on Your Valuable Investments

74

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation


O

ver the past few decades the rapid expansion of home ownership throughout the United State can be traced back to the creation of The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA). How times have changed since. According to 1940 government statistics the median price of a single family home in the US was approximately $2,938.00. SIMP based loans offer a significantly lower risk to bond investors which will translate into lower mortgage rates. Higher bond yields will be achieved through significantly lower defaults and prepayment risk averages. A new amortization model that is mutually beneficial to both borrowers and bond investors in today’s economy is essential. Borrowers who have more skin in the game have been known to be least likely to default on their loans. SIMP base loans allow borrowers to build equity thirty percent faster which will mitigate future mortgage defaults. SIMP is a new amortization model that once the marketplace is exposed to it, it will render the existing standard 30 year amortization model obsolete. The media has reported the number of financially stable borrowers who have chosen to walk away from their properties is pretty much on the rise. Reporting further, it has been observed that the mindset behind this decision is a belief that homeowners and investors are viewing paying their mortgage as a business decision rather than a moral obligation. The SIMP model takes into account the average borrower will either sell or refinance their home within ten years and this model will reduce the number of years a borrower will take to pay back a mortgage from 30 to 20 years,

while providing the same or higher bond yields. In contrast to other compounding interest options, SIMP based loans on average not only will rapidly generate 20% equity in four years, monthly payments between the years 11- 20 are reduced, leaving little reason for borrowers to refinance during periods mortgage rates have fallen. SIMP based loans offer a significantly lower risk to bond investors which will translate into lower mortgage rates. Higher bond yields will be achieved through significantly lower defaults and prepayment risk averages. SIMP would reduce risk as it increases mortgage amortization, accelerating equity while reducing risk for investors and bond holders. At the height of the housing bubble, the asset value of total outstanding commercial real estate debt was estimated to be around $6 trillion. Since then, new loans originated (Residential FNMA/ FLMC and other loans) are in excess of $14 Trillion. If SIMP captures “only� 10% of the refinance of this entire indebtedness, this would mean that $2 Trillion of SIMP mortgage loans would be originated. Multiple SIMP based revenue streams will enable SIMP to be profitable from day one. One of the more lucrative investment platforms which will enable SIMP to be profitable from day one requires the participation of a funder. The platform would appeal to pension funds and Ins companies currently funding commercial loans. It would also appeal to more risk adverse institutions waiting to jump back into the market. SIMP based loans return investors principal over 40% faster than 30 year amortized loans while providing investors with the same or higher yields. The benefits over the

Money Talks

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

75


interest only base loans is even more dramatic. SIMP based loans return nearly 70% of their principal in just 10 years, leaving 10 years of risk free returns of compounding interest.

Money Talks

Noticeable Benefits of SIMP:

76

l

Reduce the mortgage term from 30 years to 20 years

l

Under the Simple Mortgage Plan there will be no difference in the manner which bonds are securitized, issued, or traded compared to conventional Bonds

l

Allows homeowners and commercial investors to save money and build “Accelerated Equity.”

l

Reduce the mortgage term from 30 years to 20 years

l

Resolves primary issue surrounding “principal reduction” of residential and commercial loan modifications by preserving bond yields

l

Offers bond investors an investment vehicle that has the same or better yields than conventional 30 year mortgage loans at a considerable lower risk

How does it all work, quite simply? The Simple Interest Mortgage Program takes into account the average borrower will either sell or refinance their home within ten years. Given all the risks associated with a prolonged 30 year amortization model as perviously mentioned, the 30 year mortgage may soon prove to be obsolete. The SIMP loan nullifies the risk associated with an ever increasing

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

www.frantechasia.com

HCTI in part by rapidly reducing principal balance. SIMP amortization schedule will reduce the number of years a borrower will take to pay back a mortgage by approximately 30%, while preserving the same yield to the bond holders as a conventional mortgage. SIMP amortization schedule allows the borrower to build 20% equity approximate 50% faster than a conventional mortgage. Due to the SIMPs amortization schedule providing an accelerated loan to value ratio, The SIMP loan will be considered a better option for a risk adverse investors in comparison to conventional loan pools. SIMP based loans on average not only will allow the borrower to generate 20% equity in four years, monthly payments between the years 11- 20 are reduced, leaving little reason for borrowers to refinance during periods mortgage rates have fallen. Therefore bonds that are based on SIMP amortization will out perform the over all coupon rate of bonds that are base on a 30 year amortization.

SIMP bond pools will have approximately 40 percent more AA/Aa - AAA/Aaa rated tranches than 30 year based bonds which will translate into a greater weighted average of higher yield bonds within a SIMP bond pool. Not only nearly all of the principal has been paid back, Investors will receive compounding interest on their deferred interest. We anticipate these tranches will continue to trade at much lower margins than any tranches a 30 year based bond has to offer.


Global Payments EzyBonds

E

zyBonds Global Payments is a fast, safe and inexpensive way to send or receive money worldwide.

More and more companies and individuals around the globe are using Ezybonds because it's a simple and cost effective way to transfer their money. All Ezybonds transactions are fully secured due to the Splitlock's patented data protection technology.

What is an Ezyaccount?

Money Talks

An Ezyaccount is an extremely secure and convenient way to send and receive money - instantly. It's inexpensive and it's free to join.

78

An Ezyaccount is also the gateway to a whole range of services and features. • Instantly and securely send and receive payments online. • SMS transactions using EzySMS. • Make bulk payments by uploading batch files. • Activate recurring payments. Ezyaccount has a state-of-theart identification and verification procedure called Ezyvalidation. This makes it a completely safe and secure way to transfer money. With your Ezyaccount you can send money: • Person to person • Business to business • Customer to merchant

What are Ezybonds?

Upon registration as an Ezyaccount Member, the free Ezybond Dividend Rights are eligible to participate

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

in cash bonuses commencing immediately when announced by Ezybonds Inc. Whilst Members are not obliged to operate their Ezyaccounts in order to qualify for participation in the cash bonuses, they will receive one additional free Ezybond Dividend Right for each and every US$1.00 held in their Ezyaccount for a qualifying period of not less than 30 days. These additional free Ezybond Dividend Rights shall remain eligible to participate in the cash bonuses until either the US$1.00 (or multiple thereof) is withdrawn from their Ezyaccount or their Membership lapses. In summary, the number of free Ezybond Dividend Rights issued to Members is determined by their: • Membership level. • Ezyaccount cash balance.

Services & Products: Ezyaccount Ezymerchants Ezyaffiliates Ezybonds Ezycash Cards EzySMS To know more about this simple and cost-effective way of transferring money, and to avail the opportunity of licensing this FranTechasia ‘s company in India, contact President@ FranTechasia.com


A Unique Solution In the Oil Field Industry!

(SALT)


www.frantechasia.com

Sensorless Artificial Lift Technology (SALT) has been designed specifically to be user friendly. It takes as little as 15 minutes to set system parameters during initial setup procedures.

Designed specifically for oilfield applications, SALT incorporates patented algorithms and built-in pump-off control into a Sensorless Vector Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). SALT is a versatile technology that offers significant advantages for all types of down-hole pumps, including beam, progressive cavity and submersible. Extensive built-in functionality and highly advanced remote monitoring and control make SALT the ideal oil and gas solution. SALT simplifies well automation

and is the ONLY controller capable of running ALL types of artificial lift pumping systems, as well as surface pumps and compressors. Work on SALT began in 1978 by applying Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) to Artificial Lift Systems, originally for electric submersible pumps. Founded by Al Watson, Power Management Controls first applied this same concept to Beam Pumps in 1981. The technology was initially named “SPOC” for Sensorless Pump-Off Control. Since then, Mr. Watson has taken his knowledge and experience from his original SPOC program and made vast improvements over the last decade, renaming it “SALT” Sensorless Artificial Lift Technology. This patent (#6414455) for Variable Frequency Drives on Beam Pumps, exclusive to Power Management Controls, Inc. and its distributors, was granted in 2002. After more than three decades of innovation, SALT has since gone through several unique enhancements making it the most advanced Artifical Lift System in the industry, and a true leader in

Petrochemicals

A

bout SALT™ A proven leader in unique technology solutions for the oil field industry, Power Management Controls( PMC) has demonstrated superiority with their products and services for over thirty years. Developed at the request of Energy Companies who wanted to reduce operating costs and increase production, SALT™represents the most sophisticated, yet simplest to use, Well Automation and Control System in the industry.

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

81


Petrochemicals 82

www.frantechasia.com

ALS Automation and Control. Sensorless Artificial Lift Technology (SALT) has been designed specifically to be user friendly. It takes as little as 15 minutes to set system parameters during initial setup procedures. Basic information and control components are displayed prominently on the front of the unit, providing instant access to system status. Additional levels of control and data retrieval are available using a variety of access methods.

operating the motor at any speed, including above base speed.

Using SALT on any pump system can reduce or, in some cases, eliminate altogether the costs related to additional equipment. In addition, its sophisticated control technology is designed to be easy to implement, installing in less than ¼ of the time required for traditional pump-off controllers. The result is a more efficient, reliable and streamlined installation.

SALT automatically adjusts speed to match the variable fluid volumes caused by:

SALT increases system efficiency, allowing the use of smaller motors and transformers. It also allows the use of more efficient and less expensive NEMA B motors on rod pumps, in place of NEMA D motors. SALT replaces the standard pump panel and requires no field end devices, such as load cells, encoders or pump cards. SALT’s ability to automatically optimize the fluid level and prevent cavitation is superior to bottom-hole pressure control. A maximum speed change does not require any mechanical changes. The use of a VFD allows

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

Increased Production In any well, the higher the casing pressure, the less fluid is allowed into the well bore. Any time the pumping system is stopped, the pressure increases, reducing flow into the well. SALT maintains minimum intake pressure to the well by varying the speed to match the well’s productivity, thereby minimizing the shutdowns that reduce well productivity.

• Changes in reservoir level • Shutdown of adjacent wells • Artificial stimulation methods such as water floods,“Huff and Puff" steam or CO2 injection • Pump wear Upon pump-off (under load), SALT does not stop but rather slows the pump until fluid levels have recovered. This greatly increases production. SALT eliminates shutdowns and their resulting periods of well recovery and pump-down. Maintaining consistent fluid production results in optimal flow from the reservoir


into the well, maximizing its production capacity. On rod pumps, SALT will dynamically vary the pump speed within each stroke to maximize efficiency, regulate rod stress and maintain the appropriate average strokes per minute based on reservoir level. The use of a VFD allows operating the motor above base speed. This allows for a faster pump-down of high fluid levels. Minimize energy consumption Traditional pump-off systems allow fluid to flow back down through the pump every time the pump shuts off. By operating the pump continuously, SALT eliminates this problem altogether. Fluid that has already been produced does not have to be produced again. Upon gas detection, SALT increases speed to pass the gas through the pump. If this fails, the pump is slowed to minimum speed to let the gas pass while allowing the fluid level to increase. The system will then repeat the process until the gas is eliminated. SALT provides a power factor of .97, eliminating the need for power correction and the power losses associated with such equipment. SALT’s soft start and load limit features also reduce peak demand charges by as much as 50% when compared to standard pump-off controllers. SALT is able to benefit from the affinity laws of pumps, which state that power is proportional to the cube of speed change. Essentially, this means that even a small reduction in speed results in a substantial reduction in power

needed to run the pump. As SALT TM automatically reduces pump speed when reservoir levels are low, there is a significant energy savings associated with reducing centrifugal pump speed. SALT reduces the excess power delivered to rod pumps by slowing down during peak demands. Any excess energy delivered to the rod pump is then retained as mechanical energy instead of being converted back to electrical energy. Since the excess energy is kept within the system instead of returning to the power grid, less energy from the power grid is required for the next peak demand. This patented system reduces kilowatt usage by 22% or more. In unbalanced systems, the kilowatt usage is reduced even further. SALT™ Well Automation and Control • Engineered to improve performance and profitability • Easy to install and simple to operate; Designed with the user in mind • Energy efficient and Environmentally Friendly • Sustainable operation through enhanced life cycle programs Products Beam Pump Rotaflex Pump Progressive Cavity Pump Electric Submersible Pump Surface Pumps & Compressors Reduce mechanical stress On rod pumps, even Mark type units, SALT reduces or eliminates rod overloading and compression by dynamically adjusting pump

Petrochemicals

www.frantechasia.com

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

83


speed within each stroke. As SALT regulates down the pump strokes per minute based on reservoir levels, mechanical stress is reduced. For example, operating at 6 SPM 24 hours per day is less taxing than operating at 8 SPM 20 hours per day. Furthermore, SALT soft starts do not exceed the load limits of the rod or gearbox even if the pump is stuck due to solids or mechanical problems. In fact, by slowing the unit down rather than stopping entirely, SALT eliminates altogether the potential for solids to fall back into the pump. Four-quadrant control for rod pumps provides adjustable speeds and load limits within portions of each stroke. This function can be used to eliminate rod float and rod compression, allowing the use of fiberglass rod. SALT decreases speed during peak mechanical loads, eliminating peak load setting violations. Traditional pump-off controllers cause wide temperature and pressure variations in the pump motor. Because SALT operates continuously, motor temperature and pressure are more consistent, prolonging the longevity of submersible pump motors.

www.frantechasia.com

POWER MANAGEMENT CONTROLS A proven leader in unique technology solutions for the oil field industry, PMC, Inc. has demonstrated superiority with their products and services for over thirty years. SALT™ (Sensorless Artificial Lift Technology) represents the most sophisticated, yet simplest to use, Well Automation and Control System in the oil and gas industry.


www.frantechasia.com

COVA THIRD GENERAT ION OF ARTIFICIAL OIL-LIFTING TECHNOLOGY - RUSSIA

T

Petrochemicals

he worlds statistics regarding the proved oil reserves show heavy oil reserves as being 4,8 times bigger than the light oil reserves.

86

Moreover, the light oil is continuously produced since 1859 and more and more wells producing such oil are becoming marginal. All the conventional artificial oil lifting technologies were designed for the production of light oil. Given this purpose, their lifting efficiency decreases dramatically when the oil viscosity increases, as opposed to the COVA technology unique ability of having the lifting efficiency increased when the oil viscosity increases. In all cases when tested, COVA technology showed an outright superiority compared with both sucker rod pumping and PCP, which make together for 90% of the artificial oil lifting systems used worldwide. Given these facts and the sheer size of the market, any major oil-production operator and/or oil cartel can number its net-savings to the operation costs in multi-billion dollars every single month along with a substantial increase of production. Add to this, to complete the geography of economics, the investments needed are un-reasonably low to the standard of today’s prices for oil production hardware/equipment and also

| December 2013 | FranTechnovation

compared to the profits immediately made. Plus the environmental advantages of the energy savings (CO2 equivalent) soon to be reflected in the cash flow and the corporate strategy of any industrial operator. COVA oil lifting technology is a new, patented and internationally protected technology is different than any other existing and widely applied artificial oil lifting method. Compared to any of these conventional technologies (sucker rod pumping, progressive cavity pumping), the new technology has the distinctive feature of working directly within the production casing. It thus doesn’t require the commonly used equipment such as down-hole pump, tubing strings, rod STRING, beam pumping unit, driving unit, etc. AWESOME OIL RIG TECHNOLOGY Dr. Ing. Vasile COMSA is a well known Romanian oil engineer and inventor, whose illustrious carrer spans over more than four decades. Since 1996, Dr. Ing. Vasile Comsa works to develop the COVA technology, which himself considers his lifetime achievement. First years were dedicated to the fundamental research within the Chemistry Faculty of the Bucharest Polytechnic University, research who laid the ground for the second phase – design and testing the


www.frantechasia.com

technology subsequently patented. He also authored theoretical research on heavy oil production, with international acclaim, like the study titled “ Global In-situ Combustion – A new technology proposed to enhance heavy and viscous oil recovery by thermal methods” shortlisted for official presentation at the Vth International Conference for Heavy Oils organized by UNDP and held in Caracas, Venezuela, 1991. Test results on various conditions and various oilfields are overwhelmingly good by the standards of this industry. Continuously tested and improved, the last version of the artificial oil lifting unit (the 8th one) is currently operating since June 1st 2009, with outstanding results: As seen from the test results(results certified by our test client), the new technology provides an overall reduction of 65% of the production costs. Savings on energy consumption alone is 75% less than conventional oil lifting method. In some tests, Energy Consumption with the COVA technology dropped to only 10% of the previous energy consumption on the same well. In all cases where employed, the COVA technology produced a minimum 50% more oil than the conventional technologies previously used on the same well. However, the current test shows an increase of 100% of the oil production, which made our client to book an extra production of more than 800 bbl from a formerly marginal well in less than seven months.

Also, eliminates and/or alleviates problems with water and sand flow in oil wells, two utmost problems for today’s oil production technologies; The COVA technology showed a considerable and immediate positive feed-back (production increase) when the enhance oil recovery process is applied. This unique feature allows the oilfield operator to quantify the efficiency and cash back the rather costly investment in such processes. THE PARADIGM SHIFT - FROM VERTICAL PUMPING TO VERTICAL TRANSPORT COVA oil-lifting technology brings an entirely new approach to the oil producing technologies used since Colonel Drake’s discovery in 1860’s. For 150 years the oil producing technologies were only improvements of Drake’s discovery, but never changed its operating principles. Moreover, the Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) didn’t change that, either. The COVA technology provides the oil industry with its first radically different approach to antiquated and underperforming oil production principles. In fact, it is a complete paradigm shift. To Know More ABout This Incredible Technology and to Understand The Licensing Opportunities of COVA Technology, Contact President@ FranTechasia.com

In all cases where used, the COVA technology decreased the watercut, while the gas presence had no negative influence over the oil lifting efficiency. Moreover, the aggressive fluids (CO2, SO2) have no destructive influence upon the oil lifting unit components, while the sand suspension has a minimal influence upon the unit working lifetime. | December 2013 | FranTechnovation

87



Issue 7