PROPOSAL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WATER, ENERGY, HOUSING AND FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
THE KINGDOM AND COMMUNITIES OF SAUDI ARABIA
Mr Maurizio T Adriano Project Director
Table of Contents
Executive Summary 3
Mission Statement 3
Schools and Hospitals 16
SFBBL International Finance/SFBBL DMCC UAE 19
Board of Directors 21
This business proposal is based on our years of experience, in the delivery of successful projects. It is therefore, an overview of what can be achieved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rather than what should be done. We understand that the government of Saudi Arabia knows its people, its land and lives its heart beat. While we can and do grasp the great need that exists, what you will find within this business proposal is our analytical approach to assisting Saudi Arabia, in furthering its economic and environmental stance whilst guiding its people to a heightened place of independence, sustainability, and a new sense of prosperity and positive growth.
SFBBL would welcome the opportunity to help the government of Saudi Arabia improve its already proud country, and be a part of furthering a positive growth.
Lord Neil B. Gibson through SFBBL International Finance, and the SEED Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, propose an economic and environmental reform to include the delivery of an efficient and clean water supply, renewable energy, low cost housing, revitalization of hospitals, as well as, the implementation of additional schooling for the benefit of the Saudi Arabian government and it‘s communities. In addition to this, we will introduce a private banking enhancement program through which the necessary funding for the herein proposed projects will be achieved.
Desalination technologies can be used for many applications. The most prevalent use is to produce potable water from sea water for domestic or municipal purposes, as well as, for industrial applications, especially in the oil & gas industry. We propose to introduce desalination plants fitted on ships docked outside the main ports.
Introduction: Sea Water Desalination Vessel (SDV)
This type of desalination has long been employed used in merchant ships in past years to generate the fresh water to satisfy the regular need on board the ship. Using the same concept, the idea of creating a desalination vessel that is purely meant to generate fresh water onboard the ship is already a reality. This is environmentally friendly and also is an alternative solution for land-based desalination technologies.
Dry dock to wet tap: Old ships become floating desalination plants
Technology Used in Sea Water Desalination Vessels
The use of the old tankers and crude oil carriers that have undergone a conditional assessment survey stating that the vessel cannot be further used to carry oil or oily products due to its reduced hull thickness. These vessels are purchased and modified into seawater desalination vessels.
The modification is done in dry dock where the cargo tanks are converted into the fresh water storage tanks, and new sets of reverse osmosis plants for desalination of the sea water are installed. To make it drinkable, water treatment plants like chlorine sterilization conditioning, the Electro-Katadyn method of sterilization, and the use of UV filters to remove bacteria and other microorganisms from the fresh water are used. The treated water is then stored in the storage tanks and kept ready for discharge at appropriate water platforms.
On the shore, water platform-like structures are built where the ship is able to reach the platform and deliver the fresh water to the shore through a flexible cable connecting the ship‘s discharge to the shore side tanks.
Normally the platforms are built near to the shore at the distance of (1-2 km) as the ship can directly come to the platform and pump out the fresh water to the shore tanks.
These platforms are built at equal intervals on every city near to shore, as it can supply freshwater to those cities at a regular intervals of time, say about twice a week.
Advantages of Seawater Desalination Vessel Technology
SDV is reliable water source even under the extreme weather conditions.
It is mobile which reduces the cost of transportation of the produced fresh water, as in the case of land-based desalination systems fresh water in the plant has to be transported from the production place to nearby cities by land. As transporting through land is very costly, instead we can install new fresh water platforms on the shore near city as it is cost effective for transportation by sea.
Construction of the desalination vessel is cheap because it is modified from a tanker, and erecting the platform is also cost effective because it is near to the shore where the depth of water will be less.
These vessels make use of both the type of desalination methods of evaporation type and Reverse osmosis RO type. The vessels are driven by marine diesel engines which have a high jacket cooling water temperature sufficient for waste heat to generate the
fresh water through an evaporator type of desalination plant. Thus it is also an energy efficient system using the waste heat from the running engine to generate fresh water.
These vessels generate their own power, which reduces transmission losses between the power grid and the desalination plant.
The ships can supply fresh water to one or more cities as it can be moored near the shore.
It reduces the amount of chemicals used to pretreatment of the water as the sea water is not taken from close to the shore, which reduces pretreatment costs as the power, chemical, and waste disposal is far less in deep waters.
It has a minimal environmental impact compared to land-based desalination plants, as in land based sea water desalination plants it discharges the waste brine solution near by the shore which will contained the pretreated chemical in turn it will affect the local ecosystem. This does not happen in the SDV as it desalination process is carried out during its voyage so it reduces the pretreatment chemicals being used and the discharge of brine solution is being carried out at a constant discharge rate while the ship in enroute. This kind of discharge will not affect the local ecosystem.
Its processing is fast and less complex than the land based desalination system.
Proposed Target Location: TBD
Total Estimated Costs: TBD
SFBBL has been part of renewable energy projects in the past, fully grasping its application and tremendous benefit in addressing and supplying a constant need for consumable energy. We propose to use wind and solar as the overall make up for renewable energy. These have been historically effective and have been known to create a greater degree of independence from other factors and elements.
This briefing focuses on the outlook and challenges for renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia. It gives an overview of Saudi Arabia‘s domestic energy resources, planned projects and the factors driving Saudi Arabia‘s energy strategy.
The world’s largest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, has an ambitious plan to create 54GW of renewable energy; 9GW of this will be generated by wind, by 2032. However, questions are already being raised as to how this new capacity will be assembled and financed.
There are very real fears in the kingdom that Saudi Arabia’s rapidly rising population and electricity consumption, combined with its current dependence on oil and gas-fired power stations, could rapidly deplete the country’s already dwindling oil reserves. As a result, the kingdom has set out a plan for a future power mix that by 2032 will see less than half of its generating capacity come from hydrocarbons at 60GW, 17.6GW from nuclear, and 54GW from renewables.
The 54GW renewables plan was updated in late February to provide more details to the market. This is ahead of an introductory round to be launched by the King Abdullah Centre for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) later this year, tendering between 500MW and 800MW of capacity.
This introductory round is expected to cover the range of technologies Saudi is looking at for its entire programme, which is largely dominated by solar. Of the 54GW planned for 2032, 41GW is expected from photovoltaic and concentrated solar power, 9GW from wind, 3GW from waste to energy and the remaining 1GW from geothermal sources.
Of the 9GW wind expected to be procured, just under 2GW is due to be tendered over the next three years. Following the introductory round, where perhaps 100-150MW could be expected to be contracted , there will be two tendering rounds launched between now and 2016 that will include 650MW of wind in the first round and 1.05GW in the second round.
Each wind project will be underpinned by a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the state-owned Sustainable Energy Procurement Company (SEPC).
With many wind developments in the region stalling — countries such as Egypt have ambitious wind plans that were mothballed following the Arab spring uprisings in 2011 — SFBBL believe the Saudi renewables programme could act as a kick-start for the wider region.
“There is great promise for renewables in the region, but what we have seen to date, with the great distractions that political unrest has caused, we have yet to see rhetoric turned into firm delivery with a few notable exceptions in North Africa,” (Ernst & Young).
Saudi Arabia will be a catalyst that will filter through other regions in Africa. If you look at the Gulf States they are all looking at each other, waiting to see who goes first. Saudi, if it all gets developed it will certainly be the kick-start the region needs.
Saudi Arabia has a strong track-record of project financing independent power plants (IPP) via state-guaranteed long term PPAs, and it is likely that the financing of wind projects will follow a similar structure in the first few phases, with a feed-in tariff potentially introduced after rounds one and two.
While local banks will play a key role in project financing, it is unlikely there will be sufficient money available to cover the sheer number of projects that are due to be tendered, meaning there will certainly be a role for SFBBL, international banks and investors.
We at SFBBL would like to see international institutional capital investing in the Saudi projects through private equity funds.
Although local banks can help provide Sharia-compliant financing, the sheer volume of capital required in this programme will need international investors and the expertise of commercial banks to structure the deals.
While international finance looks set to play a key role in the Saudi renewables programme, one area where KA-CARE has declared a bias towards local involvement is the production and construction of projects.
In its document published last month, which outlined the proposed competitive procurement process, KA-CARE revealed that the levels of local content and local labour proposed by bidders will play a role in the points awarded to bids in the tendering process. For wind, maximum points will go to bids in the first round where 50% of the project components are produced locally, and 60% in the second round. There is a minimum requirement of 20% local content, although no points will be awarded for this level. Any bids with local content between these two extremes will be awarded on a sliding scale.
Within the overall local content scores, KA-CARE has awarded different scores to different components, with a view to encouraging the production of certain components in Saudi Arabia. For example, blades and towers are awarded a score of 50%, while gearboxes are given a 100% rating and nacelle assembly just 25%. These scores, along with the scores of all other components, would then be averaged out to give the overall local content level.
Types of Wind Turbines
Modern wind turbines fall into two basic groups: the horizontal-axis variety, as shown in the photo to the bottom left, and the vertical-axis design, like the eggbeater-style Darrieus model pictured to the immediate right, named after its French inventor. Horizontal-axis wind turbines typically either have two or three blades. These three-bladed wind turbines are
operated “upwind,” with the blades facing into the wind. Wind turbines can be built on land or offshore in large bodies of water like oceans and lakes.
Saudi Arabia has far reaching ambitions for the renewable energy sector. With domestic demand for power rising steadily, investment in developing energy from renewable sources is critical.
The Kingdom has achieved significant progress and has taken important steps to reforming the policy and regulatory framework.
We at SFBBL are committed to the context of enhancing Saudi Arabia‘s renewable energy framework and addressing these historical issues. SFBBL International Finance as part of its Sustainable Development Initiative is considering the development of market-based financing mechanisms for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia.
These may take the form of:
• dedicated energy efficiency and renewable credit lines that provide funds to local financial institutions for on-lending for investments in energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects
• direct lending facility under which lending to medium sized projects can be facilitated
• involvement of Energy Service Companies in energy efficiency projects
• direct financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in larger companies or as a standalone project
• running workshops for local banks in Saudi Arabia, familiarising them with the risks and structures involved in deals of this nature
Shipping Container Home construction has become one of the biggest home and office construction trends globally.
Since 2005 shipping containers began to appear in many news stories in the U.S., Canada, UK, Netherlands, China, Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe. Shipping container construction has become popular for not only homes, but for offices, hotels, student housing, safe rooms, and emergency shelters.
The kind of housing units are typically modular in design and scalability, most often benefiting building or residential project structures from Inter Model Steel Building Units (ISBUs), commonly known as shipping container houses.
high cube versions.
Shipping containers are made from special steel and therefore strong enough to withstand rough conditions at seas and long exposure to outside elements while being able to protect the goods stored inside. They are made to a standard set of measurements in order to be stackable the world over. There are 3 sizes – 20, 40 and 53 feet long. Each container has a width of 8 feet and a height of 8 feet 6 inches or 9.6 in
Because of their uniform size, large number, and that they were built to last, it became important to consider alternative uses for containers that began to stack up in back lots and shipping docks. Years ago, the military initially explored their potential for portable operation centres. It wasn‘t too long, however, before their low cost and availability attracted the attention of architects and builders as means to create safe, fast, inexpensive structural designs for hospitals, office spaces, apartments, and homes.
Besides the obvious quality of building material, there are several eco advantages to the use of this component. Globally these containers are discarded after their service life is finished. They are then used for artificial reefs, thrown in landfills or melted for scrap. The availability of these containers globally reduces our need to manufacture from virgin materials which are precious resources for the future of the world.
Building with Shipping Containers
The initial thoughts many often have of living in a shipping container modular home are images of cold, tight quarters, surrounded by ugly, metal boxes, haunted by irritable sounds and echoes. Such misconceptions couldn‘t be further from the truth.
In reality, quality elements such as stone and glass, including exterior and interior paints or coverings, create a finished product that is, in fact, viewed by most modern critics as a sleek and sophisticated styling punctuated by crisp lines.
Paints with exterior ceramic particles are used in sun drenched, dry conditions to effectively block unwanted UV rays, and significantly deflect heat. The interior is painted with similar substances, which includes even greater anti-microbial shielding from all forms of bacterial and fungal growth, and create comfortable living temperatures.
The placement of the containers is largely versatile and can be executed in several ways to accommodate local surroundings, while consciously reducing the impact on precious flora and fauna. The units can also be placed on top of pre-stressed concrete pillars, poured foundations, block foundations, or wooden platforms with walk-around decking.
This finished house is virtually indistinguishable from conventional housing.
The average unit features liveable interior space from 160 sq ft to as much as 1,000 + sq ft. with 1 up to 5 bedrooms, and 1 up to 3 bathrooms. The units also boast reclaimed water containment, L.E.D. low impact 12v lighting, fully functioning kitchen with stove top, sink, storage and refrigerator. Some even enjoy sliding glass doors and hurricane shutters.
Below is an example of a basic floor plan with 2 bedrooms.
Architects and Interior Designers have found new and invigorating challenges in creating design styles that are not only economically efficient, but visually captivating as well. ISBUs present unique and highly diverse ways to express modern influences while embracing the minimalist movements found to be chic by many critics, hipsters, celebrities and high profile business men and women around the world.
SFBBL project for a University/College student housing campus.
Proposed Target Location: TBD
Total Estimated Costs: TBD
1. Environmentally friendly making use of existing materials (structure from ISBU) rather than require additional materials from the environment, such as trees for lumber.
2. Less expensive than wood construction, particularly through discarded shipping containers.
3. Faster build times as containers are pre-fabricated.
4. Easily expandable, with humorous, yet surprisingly realistic, comparisons to building with Lego‘s as the container‘s design allows for stacking or side by side placement, including the allowance of one or more walls removed to increase interior space.
5. Fire resistant.
6. Mould resistant.
7. Insect damage resistant.
8. Ability to stand up to strong winds and heavy storms (tested up to category 5 conditions).
SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS
The ISBU housing we are able to arrange is highly cost effective and significantly less than traditional low income housing construction. All of our projected containers will be painted with an exterior ceramic particle paint which blocks UV rays and deflects up to 94% of all heat from the sun. The interior, as well, will be painted with a similar paint shielding anti- microbial forms of bacteria and fungus growth. This micro coating will assist in maintaining a comfortable temperature inside the homes.
Included in the development will be wellness centres (medical clinics) and schools to alleviate care management, and training facilities for not only the community inhabitants furthering job employment, but also the development staff, so that the ecovillage is managed efficiently at all times. The training facility will also enable other local groups to be trained to perform certain aspects of the construction, adding to the job creation.
Wellness and Education Centres (Schools)
While the shipping container home trend is becoming increasingly popular among the financial elites for its fashion statements, the core principal and success of these models have been utilized in over 70 countries for truly bettering communities in need, providing everything from public and student housing to office buildings and schools. Since its deployment in the 1960s as full functioning hospitals, ISBUs have served the lives of millions around the globe.
These constructs are designed to further the bodies (make well), the minds (acquisition of important job skills) and spirits (collective wellness of healthy body and healthy mind) of the community people so that they may improve their families and themselves directly, becoming that much closer to sustainability and then, positively contributing to the community as a whole.
Below are examples of ISBUs converted into schools.
School built in Guadalajara, Mexico from containers
By creating a model ecovillage through ISBU structures, a proven natural stimulation to the local community occurs, resulting in eco-friendly solutions to housing the masses safely. Ultimately, the by-products of the village are sold as commodities to other villages nearby as well as on the global market, enhancing the local and larger economy.
Conversely, an increased village footprint reduces the village carbon footprint each day by processing in a single location. Shared community generation of utilities and clean water sources are able to bring a better quality of life to local residents, as micro medical facilities within each location will boost a more focused healthcare system, along with connecting villages to the government health care system.
University study programs will also be created, inviting foreign students to cooperate with the project and learn how to create their own sustainable model.
Benefits Brought By Lord Neil B. Gibson and SFBBL International Finance
The SEED Foundation is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit entity in good standing, capable of providing donors with tax deductions, of whose involvement will reduce the overall cost to construct and deliver materials. A future sovereign tax credit offering will be generated by the eco-villages themselves with carbon credits created through the village operation.
Target properties and land have been identified, with soil and eco samples being collected to ensure the base eco system is viable for site needs.
Interested companies here in the United States and the European Union are supporting our request for donations in the way of materials, shipping, equipment or financial. The general interest generated by the GOB, induced further action on our part to consult with urban planners to bring the project to the next phase.
The SEED Foundation will provide a complete package describing all necessary materials to construct our proposed model village, including a list of donors and special tax forms for US and EU donors.
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SFBBL International Finance
SFBBL International Finance is able to offer full retail banking services, including the following.
1. Private Bank Solutions
2. Money Transfers and Payments
3. Custodial Safe Keeping
4. Securities FX Trading
6. Merchant Accounts
7. Specialized Lending
Lending will be composed of both commercial and micro lending products.
The products and services range from highly competitive interest rates, asset leveraging, capital enhancement, debt reduction strategies and small, low income based loans for immediate needs, commonly related to small farming, livestock, etc.
Low Income Housing Program
We are finalizing a program that will provide much needed financial support for the construction of government approved housing units in designated areas, allowing families to obtain adequate housing as a first bridge to promoting economic growth to the citizenry. The program will be supported in connection with the efforts of the SEED FOUNDATION, to provide a balanced approach to funding of basic needs to foster a working environment for families in need. Loan balances will not exceed $10,000.00 and will provide for low interest and long term repayment periods and rental allowances.
School Funding and Supplies
Contingent upon final details, we are prepared to offer an educational program focused on financing existing schools, including the opening and construction of new classrooms, along with arranging for adequate supplies to be provided.
SFBBL International Finance maintains extensive relationships to obtain and deliver a number of much needed school supplies, from text books to computers and much more.
In addition to the above all projects can be funded through any of the listed banks below with participating local Banks and Government agencies. We have the ability to raise guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit to fund the necessary projects.
CENTRAL BANK OF BRAZIL HSBC, HK
MANDIRI BANK, JAKARTA HSBC, LONDON SANTANDER BANK, SPAIN MAY BANK, MALAYSIA BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN
We trust you found the contents of this conceptual business proposal intriguing and educational, and welcome opening dialogue between your government and our company.
You will naturally have numerous questions and many thoughts of how you envision these programs potentially applied to the communities of your country. We look forward to any and all ideas you may have, and would very much appreciate an opportunity to review greater details with you.
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Board of Directors
Lord Neil B. Gibson
Lord Neil B. Gibson is currently the acting chairman of a group of companies, which consist of a diverse conglomerate of domestic and international business.
Neil Benjamin Gibson became a Diplomat in the late 90’s and worked with financial institutions around the world. This enabled him to open relationships all around the globe.
He became an international leader of Humanitarian efforts, which became a true passion for Gibson. He quickly discovered that the many facets of the banking and the financial industry contain the components needed to offer financial solutions for underdeveloped communities in many nations. Such underdeveloped, nations are often overlooked by the majority of the
Lord Gibson has made it his mission to give back to these communities. In doing so he has established ongoing international Banking relationships globally.
Mr Maurizio T Adriano
Mr Adriano is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience at senior corporate level and currently holds the post of Project Director. His previous posts include that of MD, and CEO. His experience ranges from the oil & gas, to the financial, philanthropic, and humanitarian markets.
Mr Adriano currently handles all project preparation, evaluating environmental and local infrastructure, as well as, the contracting of consulting services, mergers and acquisitions, and negotiations.
Mr. Alabbas Babbar
Mr. Babbar is an experienced trilingual executive with over 15 years hands-on management experience. Included are Joint ventures, mergers and acquisition of multi million dollars, sales and marketing, supply chain, production and manufacturing lines.
Extensive experience in market and business development in multiple jurisdictions; managing and motivating business sales teams across different cultures; and monitoring and controlling production and sales effectiveness, including Revenue Management, Venture Capital.
Business Analysis, equity trading, Co-operative Banking. Managing Performance & Changing, including significant involvement with Middle East and GCC markets as well as markets across Canada, USA and Europe.
Mr. Ahsan Rafique
Mr Rafique is currently a Director at SFBBL and the CEO and President at Trust Investment Bank Limited.
Mr Rafique has been in commercial and investment banking for 30 years as well as maintaining key management positions in the private sector and Industrial Operations. He represents the best practices in the paradigm of financial and banking organization.
Mr. Ram Bhatia
Ram Bhatia has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Finance, Information Technology Systems, Operations, Banking, Marketing, Private Equity, Infrastructure Deals, Advisory and Consulting with a focus on Investments, Funds Placement and Client Relationship Management.
He is also presently a Director for Africa Region at Signature Group, Dubai, including Arab Insurance Group, TAIB Bank, and Citibank in Bahrain, TAIB Yatirim Bank in Istanbul, Turkey, ABRAAJ Capital and Abu Dhabi Investment Company (now Invest AD) in UAE.
Mr. Bhatia holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mumbai University through Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, India with majors in Finance, Economics & Statistics. He also holds Diploma in Information Technology from National Computing Centre, UK, Certification of Computer Audit and Security Systems from Racal College, UK, Certification in Advanced Systems Manager from Novell Netware, US and Certified Investment Advisor from Citibank NA.
Ram Bhatia speaks several Indian regional languages i.e. Hindi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Marathi and Gujarat. Additional languages of fluency are in English and can converse fairly in Arabic & Turkish.
Mr. Kal Raslan
Mr. Raslan has professional expertise in interpersonal and organizational skills in addition to valuable experience to help assist the company in reaching its goals. Mr. Raslan has a BS in
business from Lewis and Clark University and specializes in Real Estate and RE Development around the world.
He is an active Real Estate broker in the UAE and a NCS certified construction specialist. He has been awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Number One Team Leader Award for Remax Worldwide.
Mr. Salaheddie Abbassi
Mr. Abbassi is SFBBL‘s attorney, of Moroccan dissent, and holds a doctorate in International Law from Pantheon Paris University (2000). Mr. Abbassi specializes in contract law and dispute resolution.
Mr. Abbassi is well decorated such as being a member of the Nantes Board (2009-13) acting as attorney in European Court of justice for the French State, he is a member of the ‗Board of Trustees‘ for the Academy of European Law, Trier, and holds numerous distinctions for doctoral dissertations.