Patented turn key technology that will revolutionize the African market
The proposal is part of a 5-year project to manufacture alternative building products for affordable accommodation in Namibia.
Energy Efficient Light-Weight Building Panels
US$ 3.000.000 (1.500.000 per plant)
The promoter is a registered Namibian owned company with a vision of being the leading supplier of alternative, affordable, Up-market building solutions in Namibia and to the neighbouring countries. The promoters have acquired legal agreements (Inventor Patent Agreement for Namibia and Trademark of product) to be the sole manufacturer and supplier of light-weight panels in Namibia. The promoters have identified a unique business model that will not only address the housing problem, but will also provide turn key technology that will revolutionize the African market. In South Africa, Clean Energy Efficiency Strategy has been adopted and being implemented as per SANS 204 standard and will soon become mandatory for all new buildings. In lieu of the looming global energy crisis, SANS 204 standard is aimed at promoting the use of alternative energy and the reduction of conventional energy consumption in all buildings, including residential developments. This places the promoter amongst the leaders in this field.
The proposal is part of a 5-year, US$ 1.5Million (NAD 20 million) project to manufacture alternative building products for affordable accommodation in Namibia. The other 3 plants will be funded in-house. Each part of the project stands on its own as an investment opportunities with a favorable ROI. Collectively, and together, the proposal forms an even more compelling business case. The project includes the establishment of 4 factories in Namibia eventually spaced to ensure optimum effectiveness. The complete roll out is over a period of 3 years. The 5 Year Model financials above is based on 1 Manufacturing Plant.
Current Business Impact:
The Manufacturing Plant will cater for the Namibian market.
The project plan is to erect four (4) Manufacturing Plants in Namibia and impact nationally, and internationally as the facilities will have capacity to meet the local demand and also export the products to neighboring countries
The Manufacturing Plants will create new job opportunities for the Namibian people
Primary Business Focus:
Building infrastructure for Namibia is a huge constraint holding back the development of the continent.
Rapid deployment of alternative building solutions (factories, offices, schools and housing) for Namibia that are durable, of superior quality and affordable are in immediate demand. The current building and construction industry faces challenges.
Building technologies are outdated (building materials do not meet modern requirements)
Building methods are outdated (the system enhances traditional methods)
Building standards are compromised (standards should be better and higher than traditional standards)
Building costs are not lowering (the costs of new building solutions should be less than traditional costs)
Therefore, the primary business objective is to manufacture and supply energy efficient lightweight building Panels, at an affordable price.
Secondary Business Focus:
The company promotes energy saving solutions and is not just limited to the use of its panels. They are also promoting the use of energy saving appliances as well as the use of alternative energy sources. These initiatives include solar water heating devices, solar energy panels, sewer treatment and water purification plants which could include the use of biogas activators as an alternative source for energy (gas for lighting and cooking).
Product and Service Description
Part of the promoter’s strategy is to establish local energy brick panel manufacturing plants closest to its market. To this end, it is best to set up the company’s factories in each of the 4 main regions of Namibia. The roll-out of the factories can be staged progressively as demand outweighs supply. Each factory per region creates 35 employment opportunities and creates income. The first factory will be built in Okahandja, Namibia.
Areas of application:
Housing: Provide pre-manufactured wall panels, of varying thickness.
Wendy Cottages: Provide mass units, pre-designed, including instant heated water, electric plugs, and showers.
Interlocking panels: Provide panels at 33% of the weight of bricks.
Man holes: Provide precast-lightweight manholes, suited for fiber-optic market & civil engineering.
Temporary structures: For schools, housing additions, entertainment rooms, etc.
Store rooms/farms, refrigeration: Walls for erecting farming stores and structures, and housing:
Boundary walls: These are pillars that the 60 mm wall can slot into and retain vertically.
The promoter's system has the following unique features which distinguishes it from its competitors.
Fast Simplified Construction The construction method applied incorporates sliding in and locking of energy panels into proprietary engineered levelers whilst using mortar sizing liquid to seal. The speed of this construction method is 300% faster than the conventional brick and mortar building systems resulting in a 39% reduction in labour costs. The promoter’s products has been approved and tested by NSI, ISO and SABS standards.
Durable and Structurally Superior The testing at the ISO center determined that in certain cases the new technology was three times stronger and more durable than a conventional brick and mortar structure.
In-combustible ISO Testing (Fire Lab South Africa) proved that at 1000 degrees for 4 hours, the product remained incombustible, non-toxic and emitted no poisonous gases.
Lower Utility Costs The removal of 6 other forms of raw materials used normally in the conventional building systems impacts positively on the affordability of the promoter’s system.
Will Not Rot or Mold The lightweight energy brick panels have no wood or steel content and have been treated with anti – freeze additives which will prevent mildew or mold forming.
Green Building Technology and Energy Saving On a conventional building site, 25% wastage is evident against the product displaying less than 5% wastage. In testing it was evident that there was 96% retention of energy. As a result of this the dwelling will be cool in the summer and warm in the winter without having to employ the use of air- conditioning. The panels are also used as floor panels to complete the insulation process. The benefit is aligned with the energy efficiency strategy.
Sound Insulation On testing it was found that the insulation used to retain the energy simultaneously resulted in a superior sound insulation of 43.5 decibels.
Mosquito repellent The promoters have investigated the inclusion of a human friendly insecticide (Atelic CS) in their walling mixture which would result in eradication of malaria over a 5year period within a township development.
Anti-seismic The ISO testing proved that the panels showed excellent resilience towards seismic activity.
Construction & building project phases
The investment funding will be utilized to erect manufacturing facilities (factories), where the promoter’s state of the art, pre-engineered materials are manufactured to address the supply needs in the country, complying with the latest legislation issued concerning the countries energy efficiency requirements. The first factory is to be constructed in Okahandja and Oshakati in the 1st year, and Walvis Bay and Keetmanshoop in the 2nd and 3rdyears respectively.
The first manufacturing facility will produce various wall materials with an output of 400,000 square meters per annum per manufacturing plant and which output can be increased according to demands without additional fiscal outlay on machinery. The factory output renders materials for approximately 1200 houses per annum per manufacturing facility (factory). The factories will manufactures all 10 products lines (variations of the light weight energy panels) for the different uses and therefore allows the currently financially restricted housing market to access affordable products. A work force of 35 people is required, x 3 shifts to affect the full capacity of the manufacturing plant.
Production & Raw Material
Production process Material batching → mixing → slurry infusing → molding → Mold-disengaging and stacking→ Finished product.
Raw material Quick setting cement, fly ash/cinder, perlite, (wheat) straw, grain, fine sand, ceramic, flotsam EPS and admixture. (These are variables and are not all used at the same time. These materials allow variations of types of walls to be manufactured, using the same manufacturing facility.)
Investor exit strategy after 5, 8 or 10 years is negotiable in terms of:
• Payment of Capital, with extremely good ROI. • Management buyout / Share redemption using a PE of4
Interested? For more information, please contact;
Office Europe Jan Reijer Brons firstname.lastname@example.org +31653354494
Office Africa Kennedy Makimii email@example.com +254202448888
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