Diversity & Inclusion in Clean Energy Industry: Renewable Green Leaders magazine, Sep2019

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9<br />

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E D I T O R ‘ S N O T E<br />

Before the birth of women role<br />

models who stepped up to<br />

make a name <strong>in</strong> their<br />

respective <strong>in</strong>dustries, women<br />

were <strong>in</strong>ferior to men. These<br />

days, many women are rais<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the flags of fem<strong>in</strong>ism,<br />

show<strong>in</strong>g the world that they<br />

can do better or at least could<br />

also do what men can.<br />

Women Scarcity <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>Renewable</strong>s<br />

However, despite the<br />

number of females who<br />

became successful <strong>in</strong> various<br />

fields <strong>in</strong> science, technology,<br />

and eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g, the<br />

<strong>in</strong>volvement of women <strong>in</strong> the<br />

renewable <strong>in</strong>dustry rema<strong>in</strong>s<br />

scarce.<br />

Because of this, the lack of<br />

diversity <strong>in</strong> the sector is<br />

apparent as men cont<strong>in</strong>ue to<br />

populate companies- fail<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

see what they are amiss.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce the renewable <strong>in</strong>dustry<br />

is new, leaders could easily<br />

overlook the benefits women<br />

can br<strong>in</strong>g to their company.<br />

Female <strong>Leaders</strong> Can Be<br />

Better<br />

Men are experts <strong>in</strong> terms of<br />

knowledge and technical<br />

skills, but women are actually<br />

great <strong>in</strong> these fields too. In<br />

fact, they can even be better.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g women <strong>in</strong> the<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess will not only allow<br />

them to showcase their skills,<br />

The <strong>Renewable</strong> <strong>Energy</strong><br />

but this will also lead to the<br />

conception of new ideas.<br />

<strong>Diversity</strong> <strong>in</strong> the <strong>Green</strong> <strong>Energy</strong><br />

<strong>Industry</strong><br />

<strong>Diversity</strong> will break the<br />

homogeneous th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g of a<br />

group help<strong>in</strong>g to come up with<br />

better decisions and<br />

<strong>in</strong>novations. As years pass,<br />

more and more people<br />

recognize the value of solar<br />

panels, w<strong>in</strong>d energy, and<br />

others.<br />

Hir<strong>in</strong>g women <strong>in</strong> the renewable<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry can fill the skills gap,<br />

know<strong>in</strong>g that this is currently <strong>in</strong><br />

demand as more people<br />

advocate to help the<br />

environment.<br />

Female Role Models <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>Clean</strong> <strong>Energy</strong><br />

Given that women’s concern<br />

about global warm<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

<strong>Diversity</strong><br />

nature is more profound, they<br />

will be more effective <strong>in</strong><br />

push<strong>in</strong>g new regulations and<br />

<strong>in</strong>novations <strong>in</strong> the sector.<br />

Hopefully, with more women<br />

role models, the leaders of the<br />

renewable <strong>in</strong>dustry will f<strong>in</strong>ally<br />

open their eyes and recognize<br />

the value of the female<br />

population.<br />

When this happens, it will not<br />

only allow women to get jobs<br />

<strong>in</strong> the renewables sector, but<br />

it will also give them a voice.<br />

This will open opportunities for<br />

women to provide better<br />

solutions that will benefit not<br />

just the present generation but<br />

for the future generations as<br />

well.<br />


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The renewable energy sector<br />

has failed to acknowledge the<br />

advantages that women can<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g to the <strong>in</strong>dustry. Because<br />

of that, there is a lack of<br />

diversity <strong>in</strong> renewable<br />

energy companies. Women<br />

still belong to the m<strong>in</strong>ority<br />

groups and their voices are<br />

seldom heard as men cont<strong>in</strong>ue<br />

to dom<strong>in</strong>ate over them.<br />

The International <strong>Renewable</strong><br />

<strong>Energy</strong> Agency reports that<br />

the global renewable<br />

energy employment<br />

(exclud<strong>in</strong>g large-scale<br />

hydropower) has reached 8.3<br />

million <strong>in</strong> 2016. But despite<br />

this <strong>in</strong>crease, women repre-<br />


C O V E R S T O R Y<br />

sentation is still small. In<br />

countries under the<br />

Organisation for Economic<br />

Co-operation and<br />

Development (OECD), only 20<br />

percent of the employees are<br />

females who work <strong>in</strong> sales and<br />

adm<strong>in</strong>istration, eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and technical departments.<br />

The poor gender diversity <strong>in</strong><br />

the <strong>in</strong>dustry results <strong>in</strong> a slow<br />

transition and it h<strong>in</strong>ders new<br />

ideas that women could<br />

contribute. Compared to other<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustries, the energy sector is<br />

lagg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> terms of<br />

diversity which affects the way<br />

the bus<strong>in</strong>ess runs. Because<br />

of this, groups like Women <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>Renewable</strong> <strong>Energy</strong> (WiRE) are<br />

look<strong>in</strong>g for ways to advance<br />

the role and recognition of<br />

women <strong>in</strong> the sector. This will<br />

help improve the <strong>in</strong>dustry as<br />

females navigate change with<br />

new technologies, <strong>in</strong>novations,<br />

and ideas.<br />


C O V E R S T O R Y<br />

Does <strong>Diversity</strong><br />

Really Matter?<br />

The first step that companies<br />

need to take is to assess how<br />

they can truly benefit from<br />

women employees. Once<br />

more females are added to<br />

the team, it can create a more<br />

diverse workplace. Apart from<br />

women, m<strong>in</strong>ority ethnic groups<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Asians and black<br />

people should be given roles<br />

contribut<strong>in</strong>g to the sector’s<br />

diversity. Is this really<br />

necessary?<br />

Work<strong>in</strong>g with a group<br />

comprised of like-m<strong>in</strong>ded<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividuals will result <strong>in</strong>to<br />

homogenous th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g. This<br />

means that there will be a<br />

limited perspective which<br />

h<strong>in</strong>ders the creation of fresh<br />

ideas. Hence, <strong>in</strong> order for a<br />

group to be effective, there<br />

should be bra<strong>in</strong>storm<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

different po<strong>in</strong>ts of view from<br />

people with different<br />

experiences and backgrounds<br />

based on their gender, age,<br />

and culture.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g a good balance<br />

between the number of male<br />

and female workers will help<br />

create a bigger picture when<br />

deal<strong>in</strong>g with issues and other<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess-related matters. For<br />

<strong>in</strong>stance, males and females<br />

has vary<strong>in</strong>g approach to risks.<br />

Females are more careful and<br />

cautious. With this, their <strong>in</strong>puts<br />

about how to manage health<br />

and safety <strong>in</strong> construction sites<br />

would be beneficial.<br />

Surround<strong>in</strong>g the <strong>in</strong>dustry with<br />

different people or with a<br />

diverse group will welcome<br />

more ideas and perspectives,<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>dustry leaders more<br />

cognizant and receptive to<br />

other viewpo<strong>in</strong>ts.<br />



Why We Need More<br />

Women <strong>in</strong> the<br />

<strong>Energy</strong> Sector<br />

The renewable energy sector<br />

is still relatively new which<br />

expla<strong>in</strong>s why there is a<br />

current lack of diversity. This<br />

also mean that it could open<br />

its doors to more female<br />

eng<strong>in</strong>eers s<strong>in</strong>ce it still needs<br />

more time to fully develop.<br />

Currently, there is an<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g global demand for<br />

energy but it is struggl<strong>in</strong>g due<br />

to skills shortages.<br />

However, this dilemma can be<br />

resolved if more women could<br />

be part of the bus<strong>in</strong>ess.<br />

Women can close the skills<br />

gap which will help<br />

companies keep pace with<br />

the demands of the world. The<br />

skills of females are different<br />

from men as they have a slight<br />

edge when it comes to project<br />

management, negotiation, and<br />

diplomacy. They also have the<br />

knowledge that men possess<br />

from technical know-hows like<br />

<strong>in</strong>stall<strong>in</strong>g solar panels to<br />

subject theories like how a<br />

w<strong>in</strong>d turb<strong>in</strong>e works.<br />

But the greatest advantage<br />

of hir<strong>in</strong>g women is their<br />

sympathetic nature towards<br />

the state of the environment<br />

and climate change. This<br />

means that they can<br />

<strong>in</strong>corporate new ideas and<br />

<strong>in</strong>novations that can help<br />

the <strong>in</strong>dustry tackle climate<br />

change. S<strong>in</strong>ce females are<br />

more concerned of this<br />

aspect, their strong<br />

pro-climate beliefs and<br />

op<strong>in</strong>ions can be prom<strong>in</strong>ent<br />

voices to call for greater<br />

action.<br />



Women can<br />

close the skills<br />

gap which will<br />

help companies<br />

keep pace with<br />

the demands of<br />

the world<br />


C O V E R S T O R Y<br />

The change can start <strong>in</strong> STEM<br />

education <strong>in</strong> students.<br />

Ambassadors and role models<br />

can also encourage students<br />

to work on this field. Role<br />

models can also help <strong>in</strong>crease<br />

female visibility <strong>in</strong> the <strong>in</strong>dustry.<br />

This way, it would be easier<br />

to ga<strong>in</strong> trust not just from the<br />

society but from the male<br />

leaders.<br />

Gender diversity <strong>in</strong> companies<br />

can produce better<br />

<strong>in</strong>novation. It is also easier to<br />

tackle the best approaches <strong>in</strong><br />

policy based on a variety of<br />

perspectives. S<strong>in</strong>ce women<br />

lend a unique perspective on<br />

effective solutions for<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>ability, the birth of new<br />

ideas and programs <strong>in</strong> the<br />

sector can lead to its progress.<br />

Now that we realize the value<br />

of diversity and the availability<br />

of a range of skills, it is time to<br />

make a change. The<br />

renewable energy <strong>in</strong>dustry<br />

needs to open more<br />

opportunities for women.<br />

-end-<br />


N E W S<br />

GE, ECI Jo<strong>in</strong> Forces to Enhance Support of Modern<br />

Utility Networks<br />

Collaboration comb<strong>in</strong>es the best<br />

of both partner offer<strong>in</strong>gs to better<br />

serve critical <strong>in</strong>frastructure<br />

customers <strong>in</strong> energy, oil and gas,<br />

and transportation sectors<br />

ECI®, a global provider of<br />

ELASTIC Network® solutions for<br />

service providers, critical<br />

<strong>in</strong>frastructures and data center<br />

operators, and GE <strong>Renewable</strong><br />

<strong>Energy</strong>’s Grid Solutions bus<strong>in</strong>ess,<br />

one of the leaders <strong>in</strong> advanced<br />

power system solutions, have<br />

announced today their global<br />

collaboration of tailored offer<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

and extensive expertise to better<br />

serve the critical <strong>in</strong>frastructure<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry. This comb<strong>in</strong>ation of<br />

products and services will<br />

provide customers with a more<br />

robust, end-to-end solution for<br />

their network<strong>in</strong>g needs while<br />

allow<strong>in</strong>g both parties to extend<br />

their already substantial <strong>in</strong>dustry<br />

footpr<strong>in</strong>ts.<br />

Utilities traditionally have<br />


managed their IT and OT<br />

networks as separate<br />

sub-networks. Over the years,<br />

however, various challenges<br />

required utilities to reth<strong>in</strong>k their<br />

Information and<br />

Communication Technology<br />

(ICT). Creat<strong>in</strong>g heterogeneous<br />

networks that can harmonize and<br />

streaml<strong>in</strong>e previously siloed IT<br />

and OT operations is a critical<br />

factor for improv<strong>in</strong>g grid<br />

efficiency, reduc<strong>in</strong>g downtime,<br />

lower<strong>in</strong>g operational costs,<br />

m<strong>in</strong>imiz<strong>in</strong>g asset risks, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g customer satisfaction.<br />

Moreover, it enables these<br />

utilities to deal with future higher<br />

capacity bus<strong>in</strong>ess requirements<br />

while preserv<strong>in</strong>g the security<br />

and dependability of critical and<br />

time-sensitive operation traffic<br />

with <strong>in</strong>formation assurance edge<br />

to edge.<br />

“As utilities face new challenges<br />

and embrace new technologies,<br />

we understand just how critical it<br />

is to m<strong>in</strong>imize disruption while<br />

moderniz<strong>in</strong>g. With an<br />

extensive background <strong>in</strong> the<br />

utility sector and robust<br />

product l<strong>in</strong>es that complement<br />

our offer<strong>in</strong>gs, we feel ECI is a<br />

well-matched partner to our<br />

goals,” said Chris Trabold, product<br />

l<strong>in</strong>e leader and general<br />

manager of Industrial<br />

Communications at GE<br />

<strong>Renewable</strong> <strong>Energy</strong>’s Grid<br />

Solutions bus<strong>in</strong>ess. “With the<br />

jo<strong>in</strong>t product portfolio, we are<br />

even better equipped to address<br />

the network<strong>in</strong>g needs of<br />

utilities around the globe,<br />

especially those organizations<br />

that are build<strong>in</strong>g or moderniz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

their ICT networks.”<br />

The jo<strong>in</strong>t ECI and GE offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

will provide customers with an<br />

end-to-end, unified network<strong>in</strong>g<br />

solution for whichever<br />

technology they require: optical,<br />

MPLS-TP or IP/MPLS, or TDM.<br />

Through this collaboration, GE<br />

can scale its solutions with ECI’s<br />

Apollo optical family or<br />

Neptune family with Elastic<br />

MPLS, which supports both<br />

MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS on the<br />

same network element. As part<br />

of a jo<strong>in</strong>t solution, ECI also will<br />

offer GE’s JunglePAX MPLS-TP<br />

solution to its global customers<br />

to address areas of critical<br />

communications requir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustrial hardened, fanless<br />

and optimized packet transport<br />

modes to critical OT application<br />

performance. Interoperability<br />

between the two product l<strong>in</strong>es is<br />

already under way, with future<br />

differentiation planned.<br />

Moreover, customers will be able<br />

to comb<strong>in</strong>e ECI and GE<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>tenance agreements under<br />

one entity for first l<strong>in</strong>e support.<br />

“The rise of ICT modernization<br />

and IT/OT convergence means<br />

more companies are seek<strong>in</strong>g out<br />

adaptive, future-m<strong>in</strong>ded<br />

solutions to help meet their<br />


network<strong>in</strong>g needs,” said<br />

Fernando Valdivielso, global vice<br />

president of Sales and Market<strong>in</strong>g<br />

at ECI. “ECI has been serv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

critical <strong>in</strong>frastructure<br />

customers around the globe for<br />

more than 50 years with our<br />

flexible technologies, and we<br />

believe this recent partnership<br />

with GE will allow us to work<br />

with a wide range of utility<br />

customers <strong>in</strong> new geographies.<br />

This is an excit<strong>in</strong>g time for ECI<br />

and GE as we partner to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

solutions that help balance<br />

performance of exist<strong>in</strong>g assets<br />

with the <strong>in</strong>evitable network of<br />

the future.”<br />






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earthquakes is above 90 per cent<br />

<strong>in</strong> these countries.<br />

Achim Ste<strong>in</strong>er, Adm<strong>in</strong>istrator of<br />

the United Nations Development<br />

Programme (UNDP)<br />

commented at the gather<strong>in</strong>g:<br />

“The consequence of unmanaged<br />

risk is clear. In 2018, there was<br />

USD 160 billion of loss from<br />

natural hazard, USD 80 billion<br />

of which was not <strong>in</strong>sured. The<br />

impact of this loss on lives and<br />

livelihoods is immense, especially<br />

<strong>in</strong> the most vulnerable countries<br />

and communities.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to the Asian<br />

Development Bank (ADB),<br />

between 2000 and 2018 more<br />

than four <strong>in</strong> five people (84%)<br />

affected by natural hazards were<br />

liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> develop<strong>in</strong>g Asia; the<br />

region accounted for 55% of the<br />

global disaster death toll, and for<br />

26% of global damages. In the<br />

period from 1970 to 2019 the<br />

region lost USD1.5 trillion due<br />

to natural disasters, while the<br />

estimated costs of damage from<br />

these catastrophes as a<br />

percentage of GDP is <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Denis Duverne, IDF Chairman<br />

and Chairman of the Board of<br />

AXA, stated: “The <strong>in</strong>surance<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry and the public sector<br />

need to accelerate their<br />

collaboration <strong>in</strong>to action.<br />

We need to drive concrete<br />

significant measures to extend<br />

the use of <strong>in</strong>surance and related<br />

risk reduction capabilities to<br />

help build greater resilience to<br />

climate risk and natural<br />

catastrophes <strong>in</strong> countries where<br />

it is needed most.”<br />

The protection gap, or the<br />

difference between total losses<br />

and <strong>in</strong>sured losses, is highest<br />

“The <strong>in</strong>surance <strong>in</strong>dustry has a<br />

critical role to play <strong>in</strong> help<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

close this ‘protection gap’ and<br />

UNDP looks forward to work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with them on <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

partnerships to achieve this,<br />

especially through global<br />

partnerships such as the<br />

Insurance Development Forum<br />

and InsuResilience Global<br />

Partnership, to which we rema<strong>in</strong><br />

firmly committed.”<br />

One of the key focuses of the IDF<br />

day was a new report released by<br />

IDF member ICMIF, <strong>in</strong><br />

partnership with many IDF<br />

partners, which exam<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong><br />

detail the role of <strong>in</strong>clusive<br />

<strong>in</strong>surance <strong>in</strong> the wake of Haiyan.<br />

Here, the evidence po<strong>in</strong>ts<br />

strongly to faster recovery from<br />

disaster by those families that<br />

have <strong>in</strong>surance.<br />


The IDF Day also focused on<br />

<strong>in</strong>frastructure and the<br />

importance of proactive risk<br />

management <strong>in</strong> this area.<br />

Infrastructure needs <strong>in</strong><br />

develop<strong>in</strong>g Asia and the Pacific<br />

are reported to represent USD<br />

1.7 trillion per year to 2030 <strong>in</strong><br />

order to ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> the region’s<br />

growth momentum while also<br />

address<strong>in</strong>g climate change<br />

mitigation and adaptation.<br />

Denis Duverne commented:<br />

“The <strong>in</strong>surance <strong>in</strong>dustry has vast<br />

technical expertise on how to<br />

<strong>in</strong>crease climate resilience for<br />

<strong>in</strong>frastructure assets, and risk<br />

transfer mechanisms are a critical<br />

source of fund<strong>in</strong>g for repair<strong>in</strong>g<br />

or reconstruct<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>frastructure<br />

when it is damaged or destroyed<br />

by a natural disaster. To protect<br />

economic ga<strong>in</strong>s, enabl<strong>in</strong>g greater<br />

access to these capabilities should<br />

be at the forefront of the policy<br />

agenda for the region.”<br />

The IDF will be releas<strong>in</strong>g a guide<br />

to <strong>in</strong>sur<strong>in</strong>g public assets later this<br />

year aimed at provid<strong>in</strong>g practical<br />

recommendations to<br />

governments and other public<br />

entities seek<strong>in</strong>g to protect their<br />

assets and ga<strong>in</strong> access to the<br />

knowledge and technical<br />

competence the re/<strong>in</strong>surance<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry can provide.<br />


N E W S<br />

Clearway <strong>Energy</strong> Group signs over<br />

1,400 MW <strong>in</strong> w<strong>in</strong>d turb<strong>in</strong>e agreements<br />

<strong>in</strong> the past n<strong>in</strong>e months<br />

Clearway <strong>Energy</strong> Group<br />

(“Clearway”) has signed<br />

agreements for Siemens Gamesa<br />

<strong>Renewable</strong> <strong>Energy</strong> (“Siemens<br />

Gamesa”) to supply Clearway<br />

over 1,400 MW. Siemens Gamesa<br />

is provid<strong>in</strong>g vary<strong>in</strong>g w<strong>in</strong>d turb<strong>in</strong>e<br />

types to both build new projects<br />

and to repower exist<strong>in</strong>g projects<br />

<strong>in</strong> Oklahoma, Texas, Wash<strong>in</strong>gton,<br />

and West Virg<strong>in</strong>ia.<br />

This week Clearway also<br />

announced the f<strong>in</strong>ancial close of<br />

repower<strong>in</strong>g both the Wildorado<br />

and Elbow Creek W<strong>in</strong>d Farms<br />

<strong>in</strong> Texas with Siemens Gamesa,<br />

which total 283 MW.<br />

Wildorado and Elbow Creek were<br />

both signed <strong>in</strong> September 2018.<br />

“We are excited to cont<strong>in</strong>ue our<br />

partnership with Clearway on<br />

these projects, which are a<br />

testament to a solid collaboration<br />

between both companies <strong>in</strong> the<br />

last year,” said José Antonio<br />

Miranda, CEO of Onshore<br />

Americas at Siemens Gamesa<br />

<strong>Renewable</strong> <strong>Energy</strong>. “The<br />

repower<strong>in</strong>g of the Wildorado and<br />

Elbow Creek projects is a major<br />

step <strong>in</strong> an excit<strong>in</strong>g relationship<br />

with Clearway and a<br />

demonstration of confidence <strong>in</strong><br />

Siemens Gamesa.”<br />

“We’re proud to be mov<strong>in</strong>g<br />

forward with our Repower<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Partnership with Clearway<br />

<strong>Energy</strong>, Inc. and concurrently<br />

sign<strong>in</strong>g agreements for over 1.4<br />

GW of new construction and<br />

repower<strong>in</strong>g w<strong>in</strong>d projects with<br />

Siemens Gamesa,” said Craig<br />

Cornelius, CEO of Clearway<br />

<strong>Energy</strong> Group. “In addition to<br />

gett<strong>in</strong>g started on these first<br />

repower<strong>in</strong>g projects, we’re<br />

look<strong>in</strong>g forward to advanc<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

balance of the projects planned<br />

under these agreements and<br />

see<strong>in</strong>g them through to<br />

completion over the com<strong>in</strong>g<br />

years.”<br />

Additional projects be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

developed by Clearway <strong>Energy</strong><br />

Group <strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>in</strong> the turb<strong>in</strong>e<br />

arrangements feature the<br />

previously sold Mesquite Star<br />

project, currently under<br />

construction <strong>in</strong> Texas, and the<br />

proposed Rattlesnake Flat project<br />

<strong>in</strong> Wash<strong>in</strong>gton, along with<br />

projects yet to be announced.<br />



FEWA and Mubadala - ACWA Power consortium <strong>in</strong>k<br />

Agreements for Desal<strong>in</strong>ation Plant <strong>in</strong> Umm Al Quwa<strong>in</strong><br />

Under the directives of His<br />

Highness Sheikh Khalifa b<strong>in</strong><br />

Zayed AI Nahyan, President of<br />

the United Arab Emirates (UAE),<br />

and His Highness Sheikh<br />

Mohamed B<strong>in</strong> Rashid Al<br />

Maktoum, Vice President and<br />

Prime M<strong>in</strong>ister of the UAE and<br />

Ruler of Dubai, and <strong>in</strong><br />

fulfillment of the UAE Water<br />

Security Strategy 2036 - His<br />

Highness Sheikh Saud b<strong>in</strong> Rashid<br />

Al Mualla, Supreme Council<br />

Member and Ruler of Umm Al<br />

Quwa<strong>in</strong>, harnessed the full<br />

potential of the emirate to<br />

implement the project <strong>in</strong> support<br />

of the water security strategy,<br />

which will accelerate the<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able development of the<br />

UAE.<br />

The Federal Electricity & Water<br />

Authority (FEWA) and a<br />

consortium consist<strong>in</strong>g of ACWA<br />

Power, a global leader <strong>in</strong> water<br />

desal<strong>in</strong>ation and power<br />

generation, and MDC Power<br />

Hold<strong>in</strong>g Company LLC, an entity<br />

fully owned by Mubadala<br />

Investment Company PJSC<br />

(Mubadala), has entered <strong>in</strong>to a<br />

water purchase agreement for a<br />

150 million imperial gallon per<br />

day desal<strong>in</strong>ation plant <strong>in</strong> the<br />

Emirate of Umm Al Quwa<strong>in</strong>. The<br />

plant will utilise Seawater<br />

Reverse Osmosis technology.<br />

Under the terms of the<br />

agreement FEWA will hold<br />

20 percent of the stake, while<br />

ACWA Power and Mubadala will<br />

each own 40 percent. The<br />

government of Umm Al Quwa<strong>in</strong><br />

will jo<strong>in</strong> as a partner <strong>in</strong> the<br />

project and will own a stake at a<br />

later date.<br />

His Highness Sheikh Rashid b<strong>in</strong><br />

Saud Al Mualla, Crown Pr<strong>in</strong>ce of<br />

the Emirate of Umm Al Quwa<strong>in</strong>,<br />

stated: “The crucial and strategic<br />

project <strong>in</strong> Umm Al Quwa<strong>in</strong> is<br />

considered an important<br />

milestone <strong>in</strong> the series of<br />

development projects <strong>in</strong> the<br />

United Arab Emirates (UAE),<br />

as it enhances the partnership<br />

between the public and private<br />

sectors and reflects positivity on<br />

the overall national economy;<br />

the project is also strategically<br />

located between Ajman, Umm Al<br />

Quwa<strong>in</strong> and Ras Al Khaimah”.<br />

H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Al<br />

Mazrouei, UAE M<strong>in</strong>ister of<br />

<strong>Energy</strong> & <strong>Industry</strong> and<br />

Chairman of FEWA, said: “This<br />

project is FEWA’s first asset <strong>in</strong><br />

partnership with the private<br />

sector. Its implementation will<br />

re<strong>in</strong>force UAE’s Water Security<br />

Strategy 2036 as well as bolster<br />

its core programmes. The plant is<br />

set to supply 150 million imperial<br />

gallons per day to the Northern<br />

Emirates and will prompt the<br />

private sector to further <strong>in</strong>vest <strong>in</strong><br />

those areas.”<br />

Once commissioned, the Umm<br />

Al Quwa<strong>in</strong> plant will be the<br />

largest desal<strong>in</strong>ation project <strong>in</strong> the<br />

Northern Emirates. The project<br />

cost is deemed as highly<br />

competitive and will utilize state<br />

of the art technology allow<strong>in</strong>g it<br />

to efficiently produce water while<br />

preserv<strong>in</strong>g the environment.<br />

Construction is expected to<br />

commence <strong>in</strong> the second half of<br />

2019, with <strong>in</strong>itial water<br />

production scheduled <strong>in</strong> 2021.<br />



The project is part of the UAE’s<br />

effort to optimise water<br />

production and meet the<br />

<strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g demand for water <strong>in</strong><br />

the country.<br />

Mohammad Mohammad Saleh,<br />

Director General of FEWA said:<br />

“This project will be FEWA’s<br />

first IWP project to be held <strong>in</strong><br />

the Northern Emirates, which<br />

will help <strong>in</strong> utiliz<strong>in</strong>g an efficient<br />

water generation system to meet<br />

and secure the demands of both<br />

residential and agriculture<br />

sectors with competitive<br />

economical prices. FEWA will<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ue to achieve its ambitious<br />

vision of meet<strong>in</strong>g the grow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

water demands <strong>in</strong> the<br />

Northern Emirates by improv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and <strong>in</strong>vest<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> its water<br />

facilities <strong>in</strong>frastructure and<br />

seek<strong>in</strong>g to adapt new<br />

technologies to enhance<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able developments.”<br />

“Our agreement with FEWA is a<br />

strong <strong>in</strong>dicator of how ACWA<br />

Power has developed a<br />

stronghold <strong>in</strong> the United Arab<br />

Emirates. Sett<strong>in</strong>g up the first<br />

IPP <strong>in</strong>frastructure <strong>in</strong> Umm Al<br />

Quwa<strong>in</strong>, while simultaneously<br />

expand<strong>in</strong>g our portfolio of<br />

projects is a major milestone for<br />

us. We look forward to<br />

capitalis<strong>in</strong>g on this opportunity<br />

and support<strong>in</strong>g the envisioned<br />

growth for the country.” Chief<br />

Investment Officer, Rajit Nanda<br />

Mohammed Al Huraimel Al<br />

Shamsi, Director of Utilities at<br />

Mubadala, said: “We are pleased<br />

to partner with FEWA and<br />

ACWA Power on this strategic<br />

development. The project is <strong>in</strong><br />

l<strong>in</strong>e with our <strong>Leaders</strong>hip’s vision<br />

of develop<strong>in</strong>g a susta<strong>in</strong>able more<br />

efficient water <strong>in</strong>frastructure that<br />

can cater for the grow<strong>in</strong>g demand<br />

whilst preserv<strong>in</strong>g natural<br />

resources <strong>in</strong> the country.<br />

Mubadala looks forward to<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ue work<strong>in</strong>g with our<br />

partners to br<strong>in</strong>g the project to<br />

completion and support FEWA<br />

<strong>in</strong> its objective of secur<strong>in</strong>g water<br />

<strong>in</strong> the most efficient manner.”<br />



Advanced Stadium Cool<strong>in</strong>g: Innovative<br />

Technology Com<strong>in</strong>g to the Qatar World Cup<br />

Every stadium has it’s own unique form and structure<br />

The 2018 World Cup marked the World Cup debut<br />

of us<strong>in</strong>g the Video Assistant Referee, also known as<br />

VAR, as the newest technological <strong>in</strong>novation<br />

com<strong>in</strong>g to the stadiums. Accord<strong>in</strong>g to FIFA, the<br />

VAR system had a success rate of 99.3 percent and<br />

many football analysts have praised the<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduction of VAR. In their op<strong>in</strong>ion, the World<br />

Cup was a perfect example of how technology can<br />

work well for football, although it did show that<br />

there are some risks <strong>in</strong>volved <strong>in</strong> rely<strong>in</strong>g on the<br />

technology.<br />

In 2022, when the World Cup will be played <strong>in</strong><br />

Qatar, a newer and bigger technical <strong>in</strong>novation will<br />

come to the stadiums. All host stadiums will be<br />

air-conditioned, mak<strong>in</strong>g it doable to organize the<br />

World Cup <strong>in</strong> a country with extreme heats. S<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

Qatar was announced as the competition’s host <strong>in</strong><br />

December 2010, many have been critical of the<br />

controversial choice wonder<strong>in</strong>g how an event like<br />

the World Cup could be organized <strong>in</strong> the desert.<br />

In only one generation, Qatar has transformed<br />

from a handful of poor fish<strong>in</strong>g villages <strong>in</strong>to the<br />

richest country per capita <strong>in</strong> the world. It turns out<br />

if you comb<strong>in</strong>e gas revenues with foreign labor and<br />

the firm hand of the rul<strong>in</strong>g monarchy, a country<br />

can be transformed rather quickly. Now, Qatar is<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g on one of the biggest sports events the world<br />

has to offer.<br />

Because of the extreme heat, revolutionary<br />

cool<strong>in</strong>g technology is go<strong>in</strong>g to be used at the 2022<br />

World Cup <strong>in</strong> Qatar after tests proved everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is work<strong>in</strong>g as it should at the proposed World Cup<br />

stadiums. The development is an important step <strong>in</strong><br />

the build-up to the tournament, which has<br />

courted controversy s<strong>in</strong>ce Qatar was announced as<br />

the competition’s host.<br />

The 2022 tournament is therefore be<strong>in</strong>g held <strong>in</strong><br />

w<strong>in</strong>ter for the first time, to avoid the sear<strong>in</strong>g<br />

summer heat. With temperatures averag<strong>in</strong>g 42<br />


degrees Celsius <strong>in</strong> summer, the decision was made<br />

to move the dates of the World Cup to w<strong>in</strong>ter, when<br />

temperatures around 30 degrees are to be expected.<br />

This is the reason why the stadiums will have<br />

air-condition<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>stalled, <strong>in</strong> order to br<strong>in</strong>g down<br />

the temperature to about 20 degrees on the pitch<br />

and 23 degrees <strong>in</strong> the stands. The <strong>in</strong>novation be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

trialed <strong>in</strong> Qatar <strong>in</strong>volves a system where cold air<br />

is be<strong>in</strong>g pumped <strong>in</strong>to stadiums through a system<br />

powered by chilled water, which is the transformed<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a cold mist after pass<strong>in</strong>g through cool<strong>in</strong>g<br />

nozzles.<br />

They way it works is that the platform of the<br />

stadium is used to defend it aga<strong>in</strong>st the <strong>in</strong>filtration<br />

of warm w<strong>in</strong>d. This means the stadium is a barrier<br />

that is basically conta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g a cold bubble <strong>in</strong>side.<br />

The technology works by ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g the cold<br />

bubble for as long as necessary <strong>in</strong> order for people<br />

to watch the game, and so the players are<br />

comfortable enough to play their game.<br />

The Al Wakrah Stadium also has a roof that can<br />

be opened and a seat<strong>in</strong>g-bowl cool<strong>in</strong>g system to<br />

allow football to be played all-year round. At Al<br />

Wakrah Stadium, they are us<strong>in</strong>g an air circulation<br />

technique, which means some of the air is drawn<br />

back, cooled aga<strong>in</strong> and then pushed back to the<br />

supporters and players. The cool<strong>in</strong>g technology for<br />

the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been a crucial<br />

part s<strong>in</strong>ce the country announced its bid for the<br />

tournament <strong>in</strong> 2009.<br />

Every stadium has it’s own unique form and<br />

structure. For example, the Khalifa International<br />

Stadium is a big stadium with an athletics track<br />

which makes it so an unconventional treatment is<br />

needed. At Khalifa, fresh air is taken and pushed<br />

to the people. Moreover, a new l<strong>in</strong>e of under-seat<br />

diffusers has been developed <strong>in</strong> order to deliver the<br />

air to fans <strong>in</strong> a gentle manner.<br />

No doubt, Qatar wants to show itself to the world,<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g the most advanced stadiums that ever<br />

have been built. The stadiums are also built so close<br />

to each other, fans could actually attend more than<br />

one game per day. The longest distance between<br />

two venues is just 55km, a short journey that will<br />

be seamless thanks to an advanced underground<br />

railway system.<br />



How Does Cell Phone Spy<br />

Software Work<br />

The Cell Phone Spy Software is a highly recommended monitor<strong>in</strong>g tool<br />

How to Remotely Install the<br />

App to Your Target Phone<br />

Most customers th<strong>in</strong>k that<br />

<strong>in</strong>stall<strong>in</strong>g a spy software app on<br />

the target mobile requires<br />

physical access. In reality, you<br />

can actually <strong>in</strong>stall remotely to<br />

any device runn<strong>in</strong>g on iOS. All<br />

you need is the Apple ID and<br />

password of the phone. When<br />

you have these credentials, you<br />

can then proceed to the follow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

steps:<br />

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collects <strong>in</strong>formation from your<br />

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the owner knowledge. You can<br />

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of purposes such as track<strong>in</strong>g text<br />

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retriev<strong>in</strong>g other private data on<br />

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displays the account sett<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

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the target phone, a notification<br />

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receiv<strong>in</strong>g messages with your set<br />

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Spy Software<br />

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<strong>in</strong>clude messages, calls, videos,<br />

photos, and basically any<br />

manipulation done on the screen.<br />

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events set by the owner, along<br />

with messages conta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g specific<br />

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help if you are a worried parent<br />

as it will give you peace of m<strong>in</strong>d<br />

to view all your child’s activities<br />

remotely.<br />

Check Chats from Various<br />

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receiv<strong>in</strong>g text messages and<br />


ecover<strong>in</strong>g the deleted ones,<br />

you can also access the chat logs<br />

from the <strong>in</strong>stant messag<strong>in</strong>g apps<br />

<strong>in</strong>stalled <strong>in</strong> the phone, some of<br />

which are Facebook’s Messenger,<br />

WhatsApp, and Snapchat. You<br />

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sent to the app. S<strong>in</strong>ce children<br />

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onl<strong>in</strong>e communication rather<br />

than text messages, this feature<br />

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<strong>in</strong>appropriate conversations.<br />

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phone’s GPS, you can easily<br />

locate the whereabouts of the<br />

target device and even determ<strong>in</strong>e<br />

the previous locations and most<br />

frequently visited places of the<br />

owner. You also have the option<br />

to set “safe zones” and get<br />

notified whenever the phone<br />

leaves the premises of the zone.<br />

Control Apps - You have full<br />

control of the apps that the<br />

phone has, and you can always<br />

remove any of the apps you feel<br />

unnecessary. On top of that, you<br />

also have access to their browser<br />

history, along with other statistics<br />

like durations, bookmarks, and<br />

regularly visited websites. Set<br />

restrictions and block dangerous<br />

and unsuitable sites from the<br />

phone’s browser.<br />

The Bottom L<strong>in</strong>e<br />

The Cell Phone Spy Software is a<br />

highly recommended monitor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tool, especially for worried<br />

parents. With the rise of the<br />

digital age, it is only reasonable<br />

to peak <strong>in</strong>to your child’s phone<br />

activities to ensure both their<br />

welfare and safety.<br />



12V Waterproof Actuator<br />

One of the dist<strong>in</strong>ctive advantages of the waterproof l<strong>in</strong>ear actuators is undoubtedly their simple design<br />

Electric l<strong>in</strong>ear actuators are the mechanisms,<br />

the core task of which is the transfer of force<br />

from the control device to the executive one.<br />

L<strong>in</strong>ear actuators vary <strong>in</strong> the way they transfer<br />

their energy. At the same time, the object<br />

controlled can be driven by a rotational or<br />

l<strong>in</strong>ear motion action.<br />

One of the dist<strong>in</strong>ctive advantages of the<br />

waterproof l<strong>in</strong>ear actuators is undoubtedly their<br />

simple design. Due to this, actuators have an<br />

impressively long-last<strong>in</strong>g life service, <strong>in</strong><br />

addition, they do not require regular<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>tenance and are unpretentious to the<br />

conditions. Simple execution allows us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

devices even <strong>in</strong> unfavorable climatic<br />

conditions. Depend<strong>in</strong>g on the manufacturer,<br />

models may have additional protection that<br />

<strong>in</strong>creases the resistance of the product to<br />

disadvantageous factors.<br />

Waterproof electric l<strong>in</strong>ear actuators of Progressive<br />

Automations manufacturer can be used for<br />

the various types of sea works. This can be a<br />

shipbuild<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>dustry where this<br />

technology may come <strong>in</strong> handy for the<br />

construction of automated boat hatches that<br />

can prevent lover sections of a ship from<br />

flood<strong>in</strong>g dur<strong>in</strong>g powerful sea storms. This<br />

technology also can be implemented for the<br />

construction of complicated <strong>in</strong>ner mechanisms<br />

of military submar<strong>in</strong>es where they can be<br />

responsible for the pressure control which is<br />

essential for the submar<strong>in</strong>es’ operability. There<br />

are three basic types of water protection:<br />

• IP54 – provides protection aga<strong>in</strong>st water<br />

splashes penetration from all sides;<br />

• IP65 – prevents the penetration of water flows<br />

<strong>in</strong>side the case at any possible angle;<br />

• IP67 – with such protection the device is<br />

capable to function when fully submerged<br />

under the water.<br />



For example, PA-06 l<strong>in</strong>ear actuator model of<br />

Progressive Automations has the IP67 water<br />

protection mean<strong>in</strong>g that this device is really<br />

capable to function even when fully submerged<br />

<strong>in</strong>to the water and even when be<strong>in</strong>g at a<br />

significant depth. The m<strong>in</strong>imum technical<br />

specifications of such waterproof electric l<strong>in</strong>ear<br />

actuator are the follow<strong>in</strong>g: stroke – 2 <strong>in</strong>ches,<br />

force – 22 Ibs, speed – 1.38 <strong>in</strong>ches/sec,<br />

whereas the maximum technical specifications<br />

are like this: stroke – 24 <strong>in</strong>ches, force – 180 Ibs,<br />

speed – 0.47 <strong>in</strong>ches/sec.<br />

Customers can choose technical<br />

specifications so that they could adjust their<br />

waterproof l<strong>in</strong>ear actuators accord<strong>in</strong>g to the<br />

needs of performance wanted. The PA-06<br />

electric l<strong>in</strong>ear actuator of Progressive<br />

Automations is capable of work<strong>in</strong>g under the<br />

harshest conditions and withstand water, and<br />

other potentially unwanted liquids, however for<br />

short periods of time.<br />

This high-rated quality makes this k<strong>in</strong>d of<br />

electric l<strong>in</strong>ear actuators to be the most popular<br />

choice for mar<strong>in</strong>e eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g. Such actuators<br />

are capable to work with<strong>in</strong> -20 to +60 °C<br />

temperature w<strong>in</strong>dow. The warranty cover<strong>in</strong>g<br />

this electric actuator lasts for 18 months s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

the purchase. This l<strong>in</strong>ear actuator is mounted<br />

with the help of BRK-06 mount<strong>in</strong>g brackets that<br />

make the <strong>in</strong>stallation process extremely easy.<br />

Furthermore, this k<strong>in</strong>d of electric actuators is<br />

compatible with a whole range of control<br />

systems and control boxes transform<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

operation process <strong>in</strong>to a pleasure. Control<br />

boxes allow <strong>in</strong>stall<strong>in</strong>g electric l<strong>in</strong>ear actuators<br />

of high water protection merely everywhere if<br />

dimensions are suitable for their <strong>in</strong>stallation.<br />

Actuators of Progressive Automations<br />

all-the-time provide the most effective<br />

performance while at the same time they are<br />

always reliable. These actuators can easily<br />

undergo the most terrific weather conditions<br />

and prove themselves to be the best solution<br />

where other alike technologies feel themselves<br />

uncomfortable and present poor performance.<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g long-last<strong>in</strong>g periods of work under<br />

heavy workloads such actuators of<br />

Progressive Automations show the highest<br />

resistance towards harsh environment<br />

conditions. Such type of electric l<strong>in</strong>ear<br />

actuators can be easily adjusted for various<br />

types of work more or less associated with<br />

serious humidity and mar<strong>in</strong>e implementation.<br />

Preferr<strong>in</strong>g the waterproof actuators of<br />

Progressive Automations customers make their<br />

<strong>in</strong>vestment <strong>in</strong>to the qualitative and long-last<strong>in</strong>g<br />

technology that will fully justify their<br />

expectations.<br />



Tips to Enhance Your Workspace to<br />

Increase Employee Productivity<br />

Tron-like stationary bike generate “Healthy Electricity” to power small gadgets.<br />

Here are some tips for creat<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

workspace that triggers your<br />

employees right on po<strong>in</strong>t to<br />

produce the best results<br />

Every bus<strong>in</strong>ess yearns to turn<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a corporate giant and reach<br />

an unparalleled height where<br />

no competitor can reach them.<br />

That’s why every organization<br />

pays attention to boost<strong>in</strong>g employee<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g and productivity.<br />

No matter how much competent<br />

and qualified your employees are,<br />

there are always ways to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

betterment <strong>in</strong> their performance<br />

and efficiency.<br />

But most organizations don’t<br />

understand that employee<br />

productivity isn’t all about<br />

accomplish<strong>in</strong>g an assigned task<br />

quickly and <strong>in</strong> a better way. It’s<br />

about cont<strong>in</strong>uously improv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

employee efficiency while<br />

reta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g their mental<br />

well-be<strong>in</strong>g and happ<strong>in</strong>ess.<br />

Besides self-groom<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g, workplace ambiance<br />

also plays a major role <strong>in</strong><br />

employee productivity. If you<br />

have been ignor<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

significance of a healthy<br />

workplace, then it’s time to<br />

pull it on top of your priority list:<br />



Here are some tips for creat<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

workspace that triggers your<br />

employees right on po<strong>in</strong>t to<br />

produce the best results:<br />

Update Office:<br />

Positive change <strong>in</strong> the physical<br />

environment of an office plays<br />

a significant role <strong>in</strong> employee<br />

engagement and productivity.<br />

It doesn’t mean that you should<br />

hire a designer or create a<br />

lavish<strong>in</strong>g space.<br />

Focus on little th<strong>in</strong>gs like proper<br />

furniture, lightn<strong>in</strong>g, and<br />

equipment also create a huge<br />

difference. The key is to create a<br />

work environment which fosters<br />

new ideas, creativity, and where<br />

employees don’t feel depressed<br />

and bound.<br />

Focus on little th<strong>in</strong>gs like proper<br />

furniture, lightn<strong>in</strong>g, and<br />

equipment also create a huge<br />

difference. The key is to create a<br />

work environment which fosters<br />

new ideas, creativity, and where<br />

employees don’t feel depressed<br />

and bound.<br />

Organize your Office: You are<br />

wrong if you th<strong>in</strong>k that a messy<br />

office symbolizes that you are too<br />

busy creat<strong>in</strong>g great ideas. Don’t<br />

get <strong>in</strong>spired by E<strong>in</strong>ste<strong>in</strong>’s messy<br />

hair. Cluttered and messy work<br />

environment h<strong>in</strong>ders creativity<br />

rather than foster<strong>in</strong>g it.<br />

Just imag<strong>in</strong>e how you will feel<br />

if you enter a space where spare<br />

chairs are roll<strong>in</strong>g on the floor,<br />

cartons are piled up <strong>in</strong> a corner,<br />


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and dust-covered broken<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>ter and photocopy mach<strong>in</strong>e<br />

are placed helplessly <strong>in</strong> the other<br />

corner? Wouldn’t that be<br />

suffocat<strong>in</strong>g? So, how can you<br />

expect your employees to work <strong>in</strong><br />

such an environment?<br />

You should create a space to keep<br />

all these spare, broken, and other<br />

service goods to <strong>in</strong>crease your<br />

workspace potential to do more.<br />

You can choose any <strong>in</strong>dustrial<br />

shed design accord<strong>in</strong>g to your<br />

requirement and create a place to<br />

place excessive and broken th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

to get an organized workspace.<br />

Give Personal Space:<br />

Most organizations focus on<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a space which fosters<br />

mutual coord<strong>in</strong>ation,<br />

harmony, and collaboration for<br />

strong teamwork. But little do<br />

they know that <strong>in</strong>dividual space<br />

is also essential to enhance<br />

employee productivity.<br />

Employees feel more<br />

emotionally connected to a<br />

personalized workspace, tailored<br />

to their requirements and mood.<br />

So, you should give your<br />

employees the liberty to create a<br />

personal workspace to enhance<br />

their productivity and well-be<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Room for a Break:<br />

Humans’ bra<strong>in</strong> doesn’t like the<br />

feel<strong>in</strong>g of be<strong>in</strong>g bound. That’s<br />

why you start feel<strong>in</strong>g dull and<br />

depressed after stick<strong>in</strong>g to a<br />

particular space for a long time.<br />

A little change <strong>in</strong> the<br />

environment has a pleasant<br />

impact on your mood and<br />

creativity. Same goes with your<br />

employees! Look<strong>in</strong>g at the same<br />

walls, sitt<strong>in</strong>g on a particular<br />

chair and liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> the same<br />

environment can decrease their<br />

productivity and creativity.<br />

It is essential to have a break<br />

room for your employees where<br />

they can relax, recharge their<br />

bra<strong>in</strong>, and have a much-needed<br />

change of environment for better<br />

productivity.<br />

Your employees are not<br />

mach<strong>in</strong>es, they are humans, and<br />

humans need favorable ambiance<br />

and surround<strong>in</strong>gs to produce<br />

better results. Make sure you<br />

provide them their desirable<br />

work environment if you want<br />

your employees to show good<br />

performance and company grow.<br />



Floor Stand<strong>in</strong>g Air-Conditioner is the Best<br />

Cool<strong>in</strong>g Solution <strong>in</strong> Offices and Large Homes<br />

It may seem like a breeze, but<br />

choos<strong>in</strong>g an air conditioner is no<br />

cakewalk. The decision to<br />

purchase the best Air<br />

Condition<strong>in</strong>g unit to get the<br />

coolest, cleanest air for a<br />

particular room is one that<br />

requires a lot of forethought. This<br />

decision rests on hitt<strong>in</strong>g the mark<br />

with many factors, such as room<br />

size, ease of use, amount of<br />

energy saved, appearance, and<br />

much, much more. Needless to<br />

say, research, as with all major<br />

purchase decisions <strong>in</strong> life, is<br />

paramount before the <strong>in</strong>evitable<br />

purchase.<br />

For owners of sizeable homes and<br />

offices, the floor stand<strong>in</strong>g air<br />

conditioner is a typical frontrunner.<br />

When situated <strong>in</strong> the<br />

right place, floor stand<strong>in</strong>g AC<br />

units stand out among its<br />

competitors and counterparts.<br />

With that be<strong>in</strong>g said, here is a<br />

snackable list of four benefits to<br />

remember when <strong>in</strong>vest<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a<br />

floor stand<strong>in</strong>g air conditioner<br />


1. You are free to cool<br />

whatever room you want<br />

Central air condition<strong>in</strong>g units are<br />

the go-to products for holistic,<br />

facility-wide cool<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

However, people tend to feel<br />

different levels of comfort when<br />

faced with different temperatures.<br />

Nowadays, <strong>in</strong>dividuals crave a<br />

certa<strong>in</strong> level of control <strong>in</strong> their<br />

homes and offices. Some want to<br />

snuggle together and watch<br />

movies <strong>in</strong> a cold room, while<br />

some want to turn up the heat<br />

when hav<strong>in</strong>g their workout. Thus,<br />

the floor stand<strong>in</strong>g units are the<br />

best option for effortlessly<br />

adjust<strong>in</strong>g the temperatures to<br />

appease the needs of different<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividuals.<br />

2. Gett<strong>in</strong>g to it is a breeze<br />

Ease of use is everyth<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> this<br />

day and age. While some may<br />

argue that hav<strong>in</strong>g a remote<br />

control for a wall-mounted AC is<br />

easy (and it is), these units are<br />

oftentimes embedded <strong>in</strong><br />

hard-to-reach places that may<br />

prove difficult when turn<strong>in</strong>g it on<br />

or off. In contrast, floor stand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

air conditioners are perhaps one<br />

of the least difficult AC units to<br />

reach and access, be<strong>in</strong>g situated<br />

<strong>in</strong> the corners of various rooms.<br />

If one feels hot or cold, they only<br />

need to walk up to the unit and<br />

turn it on or off as needed.<br />

3. It can be <strong>in</strong>stalled and<br />

moved anywhere<br />

Floor stand<strong>in</strong>g air conditioners<br />

are highly mobile units. They are<br />

capable of be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>stalled and<br />

moved <strong>in</strong> any of the facility’s<br />

rooms, offer<strong>in</strong>g a wide range of<br />

customizability when choos<strong>in</strong>g<br />

which room <strong>in</strong> the house or

office to cool. All this type of AC<br />

unit needs for <strong>in</strong>stalment is a flat<br />

surface, as not all every wall is<br />

suitable for a wall-mounted air<br />

conditioner. Not only are they<br />

easy to <strong>in</strong>stall, floor stand<strong>in</strong>g air<br />

conditioners can also be moved<br />

anywhere should the facility<br />

owners decide to place the unit <strong>in</strong><br />

another room.<br />

4. It cools rooms faster<br />

The higher an air conditioner is<br />

<strong>in</strong>stalled, the more time it takes<br />

for a room to be cooled. This<br />

is apparent with wall-mounted<br />

units which are, more often than<br />

not, situated <strong>in</strong> higher parts of<br />

the room. S<strong>in</strong>ce the <strong>in</strong>stallation<br />

level of a floor stand<strong>in</strong>g aircon<br />

is lower than its wall-mounted<br />

counterpart, these floor stand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

units cool the room quicker. This<br />

is especially handy after one gets<br />

back home after a hot, lengthy<br />

commute.<br />

For larger homes and workplaces,<br />

as well as facilities that revolve<br />

around convenience, the floor<br />

stand<strong>in</strong>g air condition<strong>in</strong>g unit is<br />

a def<strong>in</strong>ite choice.<br />

However, one of the ma<strong>in</strong><br />

critiques aga<strong>in</strong>st floor stand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

units are their space-consum<strong>in</strong>g<br />

bulk and un<strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustrial design. Luckily, the<br />

TOSOT I-CROWN Floor<br />

Stand<strong>in</strong>g (Premium Series) air<br />

conditioner units face no such<br />

problems. With a sophisticated,<br />

elegant appearance, unique<br />

design, and slim shape<br />

manufactured to fit with any<br />

aesthetic or room theme. With its<br />

slim figure, this air conditioner<br />

can be placed <strong>in</strong> tighter nooks<br />

and crannies, which a plus for<br />

sav<strong>in</strong>g space.<br />

Not only is its design an <strong>in</strong>stant<br />

mood-booster, the<br />

TOSOT I-CROWN Floor<br />

Stand<strong>in</strong>g unit also performs as<br />

good as it looks. With a<br />

powerful, two-stage compressor,<br />

it promises an efficient cool<strong>in</strong>g<br />

effect. It can control the speed of<br />

the compressor motor, mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

this air conditioner less prone to<br />

breakdowns, unlike other<br />

models. It also boasts smart<br />

Wi-Fi control, allow<strong>in</strong>g remote<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e activation. A 140° wide<br />

air sw<strong>in</strong>g angle, 8.5m super long<br />

air<strong>in</strong>g distance, and 1 to 1.2m<br />

large air outlet ensures farreach<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cool<strong>in</strong>g capabilities. It<br />

has a R410A eco-friendly<br />

refrigerant, allow<strong>in</strong>g you to<br />

lessen your carbon footpr<strong>in</strong>t<br />

while enjoy<strong>in</strong>g maximum<br />

comfort <strong>in</strong> your home or office.<br />

Truly, the TOSOT I-CROWN<br />

Floor Stand<strong>in</strong>g air conditioner is<br />

top of the l<strong>in</strong>e and gives noth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

but cool, clean air. One could<br />

even say that compared to this,<br />

other AC units are floored by its<br />

many advantages and is an<br />

outstand<strong>in</strong>g pick overall.

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