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SEPTEMBER 2 0 2 0

N E W S

Embracing Sustainable

Aviation Fuels After the

Pandemic

Greenbacker Acquires

31.33 MWs of C&I

Solar Assets

Aker Solutions and EDP

Renewables to Develop

Floating Wind Farm in

Ulsan, South Korea

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E D I T O R ‘ S N O T E

The COVID-19 pandemic

has made people much

more aware of their

health status now more than

ever. They will typically bring

hand sanitizers when going

out and are conscious about

wearing masks all the time.

But apart from minding their

personal hygiene, people are

also starting to look into how

safe the buildings and public

spaces they visit are. That is

why in this day and age, green

buildings are the new trend.

When buildings are retrofitted

to be more sustainable and

have the capability to fight

against airborne viruses

and bacteria, not only do

they make people more

comfortable, but they also

become a massive help to the

community. As the president of

the non-profit Singapore Green

Building Council (SGBC), Dr.

Ho Nyok Yong, puts it, green

buildings are large N95 masks

that protect whoever is inside.

The introduction of green

buildings, though, is not

at all new, as even before

the pandemic started,

various hospitals are already

installing additional protective

systems to their facilities. The

installation of extra equipment,

like ultraviolet-C (UV-C) lights

and demand-controlled

ventilation systems, increases

the safety and sustainability to

the building.

Green Building Post

Pandemic Designs

UV-C lighting, in particular, is typically paired with air-handling

units as a sort of filter for airborne microbes, making the indoor

air quality cleaner. On the other hand, demand-controlled

ventilation systems vary the amount of air drawn from the

outside, depending on how crowded the building is. The more

the people, the more amount of outdoor air is drawn to keep the

indoor air diluted and make infections less likely to happen.

Although sterilization of shared spaces is a common practice

nowadays, we should not rely solely on its effectiveness.

Building systems themselves should offer its occupants an

inherent protection with the use of various green building

technologies and innovations.

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* For any inquiries, please contact Mr. Rohan Suares

Address: LG Electronics Gulf, P.O Box 61445, Dubai, U.A.E, Tel. # +971 52 710 0999, Email: rohan.suares@lge.com


C O N T E N T S

8

Healthcare Facilities

to Experience Vast Change

Post-Pandemic

12

CBK Hardware Solutions for

Real Estate, Retail, BPO &

Health Care

20

Advantages of Ergonomic

Lifting for Logistics and

Industrial Companies

22

Green Building Post Pandemic

Designs

42

Embracing Sustainable

Aviation Fuels After the

Pandemic

46

Greenbacker Acquires 31.33

MWs of C&I Solar Assets

50

Aker Solutions and EDP

Renewables to Develop

Floating Wind Farm in Ulsan,

South Korea

54

Cloud Ensures Business

Continuity for Engineering

Firms During COVID-19

Pandemic

58

Emirates New Normal at

Airport and Boarding an

Airplane

62

Hope Probe Lifts Off in

Historic Mission to Mars

66

The New Normal

Strategies in the

Engineering Sector

70

Commvault Expands Global

Leadership Team with New

Regional Leads in EMEA and

APJ

74

Why Video Surveillance Is

Great for Retailers &

Consumers

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FEATURE STORY

Healthcare Facilities To Experience

Vast Change Post-Pandemic

HVAC Systems to Reflect Changing Space and Management Needs for New Normal

DUBAI, UAE, 18 AUGUST, 2020 – The

pandemic has overwhelmed every sector, yet

none more so than healthcare. According to

an IBISWorld report, in Australia, less than

20% of public hospitals are equipped with

a specialized Intensive Care Unit (ICU),

required for managing the welfare of the

most critically-ill patients. NHS England also

confirmed that up to 20% of affected patients

in several hospitals caught COVID-19 at

the hospital, while being treated for other

diseases.

The pandemic has undoubtedly led to an

increasing number of people becoming

more aware of not only airborne respiratory

illnesses, but also the critical role of hospital

care and its ability to meet demand. The

pandemic posed a significant challenge

for healthcare facilities, and while mainly

prevailed, it is evident that changes must be

made.

What will healthcare facilities be like after the

pandemic and how can hospitals prepare for

the new normal?

Spatial changes and the rise of

telehealth

Increasing adoption of telehealth will

accelerate change in space use. According to a

survey by McKinsey, US consumer adoption

of telehealth skyrocketed from 11% in 2019

to 46% during the pandemic. Updox, a virtual

care communication company, found that

out of 2,000 U.S. adults, 51% would continue

using telehealth services even after the

pandemic.

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A secondary spatial change being made is the

expanded rollout of negative pressure rooms.

Building negative pressure rooms is one method

by which healthcare facilities are transforming

themselves into pandemic-ready zones. A negative

pressure room can keep the inside-air pressure

lower than the surrounding environment to isolate

virus and reduce the risk of infection.Hospital

General de Latacunga in Ecuador, for example,

has a negative pressure room equipped with LG

Electronics’ (LG) solutions which allow effective

zone pressure control. Multi V, LG’s Variable

Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system is connected

with an Air Handling Unit (AHU), fitted with a

high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter that

removes 99.97% of all airborne particles down to

0.3μm in size with MERV 17, conforming to global

standards. This combination re-conditions and

circulates air, maintaining the most stringently

hygienic environment.

Changes in management priorities

Similarly, transformation in terms of management

is also required. Indoor air quality, which has

typically been a top priority for healthcare facilities

is further emphasized in light of the pandemic.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating

and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

argues that changes to building operations,

including the operation of heating, ventilating,

and air-conditioning systems, can reduce airborne

exposure to the virus.

That is why hospital air conditioning plays a more

pivotal role than merely promoting comfort.

An effective HVAC solution not only provides

comfortable temperature and humidity, but also

collects pollutants and draw air through a filtering

element. LG’s Multi V indoor units are equipped

with 4-step air purification filter, which removes up

to 99.9% PM 1.0 ultrafine dust, ensuring hygienic

indoor air quality.

Improving cost-efficiency is another challenge

healthcare facilities have faced, managing buildings

while experiencing unprecedented financial fallout.

The American Hospital Association estimated that

within the four-month period of March to June

2020 alone, financial impacts would result in a

staggering loss of $202.6 billion.

To reduce operational costs, maximizing energy

efficiency is key to healthcare facilities, which are

required to operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a

year. According to the U.S. Department of Energy,

their energy use intensity is 2.5 times greater than

commercial office buildings.

LG Electronics is working to deliver best-in-class

energy efficiency through its innovative HVAC

technologies. LG’s Multi V 5, which is its latest

VRF system, has an Ultimate Inverter Compressor

with increased cooling efficiency by 3% and

heating efficiency by 10%, when compared to the

conventional HVAC models. Its smart feature of

sensing the presence of person to turn on and off

automatically also contributes towards optimum

energy use.“LG Electronics offers optimal HVAC

solutions for healthcare facilities facing today’s

challenges. We believe that our solutions have

the ability to assist facility owners and healthcare

professionals to better aid their road to recovery

and prepare for the new normal,” said Mr. Suraj

Kumar, Technical Manager – Air Solutions, LG

Electronics Gulf. “We are closely monitoring the

direction the healthcare industry is headed in, in

order to proactively offer products that guarantee

exceptional comfort, as well as energy-efficiency

and peace-of-mind.”

About LG Electronics Air Solution Business

Unit

LG Electronics’ Air Solution Business Unit is a

global leader in HVAC and energy solutions with

a comprehensive portfolio of proven expertise and

performance. Launching Korea’s first residential

air conditioner in 1968, LG has paved the way

for total HVAC solutions over the last five

decades through strategic utilization of advanced

technologies. With a well-established production

base and industry-leading capacity, the company

provides effective HVAC solutions for both the

commercial and residential sectors. Its wide range

of cutting-edge systems for heating, ventilation and

air conditioning truly represent LG’s initiative in

offering the most optimized solutions for a variety

of uses. Pursuant to its mission of “Innovation for a

Better Life,” the company offers solutions boasting

high energy efficiency and reliability based on

its state-of-the-art knowhow and technologies to

ensure the most optimal environment for users. For

more information, please visit www.LG.com.

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FEATURE STORY

CBK Hardware Solutions for Real

Estate, Retail, BPO & Health Care

The emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 in the

Philippines has surely taken a toll on the society

and economy of the country. More than just a

health concern, the COVID-19 pandemic has

also sparked fears of a looming economic crisis

across the globe. Self-isolation and quarantine

measures have led to a reduced workforce in

all sectors of the economy, causing millions of

people to lose their jobs. Schools, restaurants,

and hotels have been shut down temporarily,

lowering the need for commodities and other

manufactured products. And while the demand

for medical supplies and food both significantly

increased in the past several months, there is

no denying that the socio-economic effects of

the ongoing pandemic can be felt all around the

world.

But amidst the devastating impact of the disease,

CBK Hardware Inc. is still striving to provide

the country’s business sector with world-class

hardware solutions. The 100 year old hardware

company has been the Filipino’s go-to store for

state-of-the-art innovations and tools, making

it the leading home improvement brand and

the largest distributor of global hardware in the

country. Although they have been generally

known for their first-rate building materials,

the company has been slowly penetrating the

multiple layers of the Filipino business industry,

most especially the BPO, real estate, health care,

and retail industries.

BPO Products

With the continued growth of the country’s BPO

services comes the increase in the demand of

manpower. This directly translates to a dire need

to keep the office spaces as clean as possible for

the business to run smoothly.

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Thankfully, CBK Hardware is on top of things

when it comes to BPO office sanitation and

cleanliness. They offer a wide range of EKO

trash bins fit for every workplace, from the 24L

three-compartment stainless steel bins to the

space-saving step bin soft close steel bins. There

is also an available 36L EKO mop wringer that

makes cleaning the workplace more convenient.

It is best paired with the Nilfisk Air Mover

50000382 with VV78406 Kit for a more costeffective

way of drying large carpets and floors.

For outdoor and indoor cleaning, the Nilfisk

Wet & Dry Vacuum Cleaner is perfect for the

job as it is both lightweight and powerful.

Real Estate Products

CBK Hardware has been helping the real estate

industry for plenty of years now, offering them

with a broad array of products, including

RIDGID, the most innovative tool brand in the

industry, YALE, the leading brand for padlocks

and doorknobs, and TOHO, the top provider of

high-quality lifting tools and equipment.

RIDGID also provides an underground

technology that ensures a clean underground

drainage system. When it comes to first-rate

power threaders for fabricating pipes and pipe

wrenches for tough pipe jobs, RIDGID is also

the way to go.

On top of this, CBK Hardware offers a diverse

range of Nilfisk and Viper that directly supports

economic goals by securing value retention and

shortening cleaning times. This, in turn, reduces

maintenance cost and consistently increase

profits.

Retail and Trading Products

Many retail centers, especially department

stores, supermarkets, and chain stores, demand

a great deal of attention from numerous areas.

This requires efficient and robust products,

including power and hand tools, cases, and

flashlights.

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CBK Hardware is well-versed when it comes

to these tools as it offers a broad selection of

equipment, from the Stanley mini roller kit

and DIY tool set to the Dewalt 680W Angle

Grinder and 720W Angle Grinder. There is

also a great deal of Pelican products available

in CBK stores nationwide, including the

Pelican Case 1500 with free headlamp and the

Pelican Case Laptop with Liner.

Health Care Products

With the rising cases of COVID-19 patients

in the country, it is but necessary to keep

hospitals and health care facilities in top shape

and cleanliness. This, in turn, calls for the

need of efficient and medical-grade cleaning

products, such as EKO, Deton, Hunter, Nilfisk,

and 3M, to name a few.

EKO provides a broad array of commercial

open top trash cans and soft close step bins

that are necessary for keeping healthcare

facilities free from trash. It also offers a

stainless steel medicine box for storage needs.

The 3M Scotch Brite cleaning solutions, with

its spin mop bucket sets, brooms, gloves, and

all-purpose cleaners, are also on top of things

when it comes to manual cleaning of the

workplace.

But in the case of hardcore floor cleaning,

Nilfisk is the way to go as it offers ergonomic

and powerful vacuums and floor scrubbers,

including the VP300 HEPA Vacuum, AS380

Small Scrubber/Dryer, and VP930HEPASTD

Dry Vacuum. Installing HUNTER industrial

HVLS fans and DETON Drum Fans around

the facility is also an excellent idea to

continuously provide hospital rooms and

hallways with clean, high-quality air.

Co Ban Kiat Hardware is guided with the

goal of helping many business sectors to

reduce cost of operation and maximize their

return on investment by providing efficient

and reliable products for a safer, cleaner and

more productive operations. As a leading

distributor of global brands, CBK Hardware

is continuously providing the country with

access to quality world-class hardware

solutions for almost 100 years.

Where to Buy?

Co Ban Kiat Hardware Inc. for nearly

100 years is the trusted distributor of

home improvement and hardware items

in the Philippines

Let’s shop wisely. #StayAtHome and

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Co Ban Kiat Hardware Inc.

is the largest authorized

distributor of the best

industrial hardware

solution brands in the

Philippines.

To shop online,

visit https://www.cbkhardware.com/

Co Ban Kiat

Hardware, Inc.

Ground Floor, Cobankiat

Building II, 231 Juan Luna St. Binondo

Manila, Philippines.

Phone +632 8243-1931

Phone +632 8243-5263

Phone +632 8894-6561

Email info@cobankiat.com.ph ;

ind@cobankiat.com.ph

Coby's Designer

Center

Unit 467 level 4

Shangri-La Plaza Edsa

Corner Shaw Boulevard

Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Phone +632 86364895

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About CBK

Hardware

For almost a hundred years, a

family’s surname has become

synonymous to the country’s

biggest hardware supply

company. Co Ban Kiat Hardware

Incorporated, of the Cobankiat

family has a regular client

network of more than 1,500

industrial organizations; 1,600

traditional community hardware

stores, and 584 home building

specialty chain of stores across

Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

This ever-growing conglomerate

traces its humble roots to

Manila Chinatown, as a pioneer

enterprise started by family’s

patriarch, Mr. Cobankiat in

1920. Despite the ruins of World

War II, the business goes back

to its feet in 1948, rebuilding a

storefront from the very same

spot where it was known for

three decades.

This ever-growing conglomerate

traces its humble roots to

Manila Chinatown, as a pioneer

enterprise started by family’s

patriarch, Mr. Cobankiat in

1920. Despite the ruins of World

War II, the business goes back

to its feet in 1948, rebuilding a

storefront from the very same

spot where it was known for

three decades.

While the Filipinos continue to rebuild their lives post war, CBK

Hardware sees the opportunity to introduce the retail concept once

unheard for in hardware industry. The Hardware Workshop Store

is the fruit if this endeavor. CBK Hardware further cemented its

legendary distribution channel with the creation of Coby’ Design

Center in Edsa Shangi La in 1996, a specialty store that caters to

discriminating taste of modern Filipinos.

In 1997, Mr. Johnny Cobankiat, the 4th generation Cobankiat leader,

set another milestone for the company when he brings a franchise of

Ace Hardware USA to the Philippines, and signs up CBK Hardware

as one of its major suppliers. This further expanded into delivering

quality world class products nearer to families of Filipino overseas

workers in the countryside.

A century’s excellence can quickly pass, and guided by the vision to

be the largest network supplier of the biggest global brands in the

hardware industry, CBK Hardware resolve to source the best products

to supply its customers anytime and every time.

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FEATURE STORY

Advantages of Ergonomic Lifting for

Logistics and Industrial Companies

When working in a logistics warehouse, a day-to-day

environment always involves lifting heavy objects,

which, are, more often than not, handled manually.

However, manual lifting is among the leading causes of

work-related injuries, amounting to more than 1/3 of all workplace

injuries. Injuries like these pose a serious threat, not only

to the person involved, but also to the

employer who will lose time and money in the process.

According to OHSA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration),

musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the

most recurrent causes of losing or restricting work time in the

field. These disorders are often the result of physical overexertion,

something that can be solved just by applying ergonomic

principles in the workplace. This is where ergonomic lifting

aids come into play. The use of appropriate lifting machines

and the implementation of ergonomic lifting procedures can

give the employees a healthier and safer work environment, all

while saving the business with employees from income loss.

Advantages of Using Ergonomic Lifting Aids

Save time

Most employees are convinced that manual lifting is always

faster as opposed to using lifting machines. While this might

be true for short durations, it becomes a serious problem for

repeated lifting. This is when ergonomic lifting equipment

proves to be time-efficient.

Increase productivity

A production line should not only depend on a single person

to do the heavy lifting, as this will make the production very

vulnerable. To eliminate this threat and increase overall productivity,

everyone should be able to easily take on the lifting

job.

Ergonomic lifting machines do just that. The machines allow

workers to lift heavy loads with only little effort, thus, giving

everyone the power to take on the job. This eventually creates

a workspace that is both flexible and equal, as workers can

easily switch roles between work stations and at the same time,

feel more empowered and productive.

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Keeps employees healthy

When manually carrying loads that are far too heavy or too big, employees

often suffer from strains and sprains. Now, thanks to ergonomic

lifting machines, employees are relieved from strenuous lifting. This then

helps them stay healthy and more alert and efficient in the workplace, as

they can save their energy for more crucial tasks other than lifting. This

also ensures a safe environment, in general.

Save money

When there is an increase in productivity and flexibility in the workforce,

employers eventually save money. After all, when an ergonomic

workplace is implemented, the likelihood of sustaining injuries is slim,

thus making the day-to-day operations cost-efficient. NuPon Technology

offers a wide array of ergonomic lifting machine solutions. Being

one of the leading lifting equipment supplier in the Philippines, NuPon

Technology have designed lifting devices that are both ergonomic and

efficient, as well as tailor-fit for your facility’s requirements.

Types of NuPon Technology Tawi Ergonomics Lifting

Equipments

VacuCobra

With 1.5kW of power, the VacuCobra is capable of lifting a maximum

capacity of 35 kilograms at a maximum height of 1.8 meters. It is typically

used for fast handling of heavy goods. When high frequency and

high speed is needed, the TAWI vacuum lifters are the ideal equipment.

These type of lifters also provide excellent precision at handling ungainly

objects, such as bales or sacks.

Viper Hoist

For tilting a load or leaving it hanging in the lifter, a wire hoist is the best

equipment to be used. TAWI Viper Hoist is not only one of the fastest

hoists available in the market but is also among the ones offering great

precision. The Viper Hoist can lift up to 1,600 kg with its durable and

reliable chain. It is also easily maintained and requires no special tools.

Lifting Trollies

If you are in search of a mobile lift system that will allow you to lift and

transfer goods around your facility, consider implementing the robust

lifting trolleys. TAWI Lifting Trolleys are designed not only to make

lifting easier but also to accommodate any worker in the field, no matter

how tall they are. Various tools can also be added to these machines to

fit your lifting requirements, whether you will be lifting reels, drums, or

crates.

Protema FeatherLift PRO40

The Protema FeatherLift PRO40 features a maximum capacity of 40

kg and a maximum lifting height of 1.38 meters. This is typically used

in transferring 20L milk cartons from the fridge to the milk dispenser

machines.

Protema MicroLift PRO70

This lifting trolley is designed to carry a maximum capacity of 70 kg

and lift it to a height of 1.76 meters. The Protema MicroLift PRO70 can

be used in any type of industry that handles rolls, sacks, boxes, and the

likes.

Protema PRO120

The Protema PRO120, on the other hand, is made for heavy duty goods

handling, as it can carry up to 120 kg and lift the goods up to 1.975

meters.

If you are interested to purchase

this TAWI Lifting Solutions, please

contact:

NuPON TECHNOLOGY PHILS

CORP

technical_sales01@nuponcorp.net

cs_bds@nuponcorp.net

Globe: +63-917-859-3194 /

+63967 650 0803

Sun: +63-932-862-8725 21


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As cities begin to reopen their economy and allow people to return to

their work offices, having green building technologies installed in various

public and private spaces, such as factories, shopping centers, and

offices, become very reasonable now more than ever. Having these

technologies in shared spaces can significantly help limit the spread of

coronavirus within such buildings, making them a good asset not only

during the current pandemic but also in future disease outbreaks.


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C O V E R

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Dr. Ho Nyok Yong, president of the Singapore Green Building

Council (SGBC), describes green buildings as giant N95

facemasks that serves as people’s protection against harmful

toxins. Since building-based prevention and control measures

are becoming one of the most essential methods of fighting

against the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, green

buildings easily top the list of the most favored places during

this outbreak.

In fact, a survey done from March to April by the commercial

real estate services firm CBRE revealed that almost half of

the 264 tenants in Asia Pacific mentioned that their industries’

response to COVID-19 involved a stronger preference for

buildings featuring wellness and environmental designs.

This speaks volumes for green buildings, whose highlights

are well ventilated indoor spaces and high indoor air quality.

Even long before the pandemic struck, the non-profit SGBC

has been supporting these types of structures and working

on raising awareness of how such buildings can affect people

through its “Better Places for People” program.

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To make a building more

suitable for fighting against

viruses and bacteria, Mark Yeo,

the chief operating officer of

Singapore and Southeast Asia

property management of CBRE,

shares that retrofits, including

installation of ultraviolet lights

and air-handling units and

switching to demand-controlled

ventilation, are stepping stones

to reducing transmission of

airborne infections.

New buildings can also look into

maximizing natural ventilation

and using innovative ventilation

systems like that of Singapore.

With these steps, the building’s

energy efficiency increases,

and its carbon footprint

significantly shrinks, making the

structure more sustainable and

environment-friendly.

Ways to Turn a Building

into a Green Building

Use UV-C Lights

Before the emergence of the

current pandemic, tons of

hospitals are already making

use of ultraviolet-C (UV-C)

light for disinfecting not only

their surgical suites and rooms

but also other surfaces in the

vicinity. This type of light has

been proven to inactivate, if not

kill, microorganisms.

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Taking advantage of this fact, other buildings outside of the healthcare sector

are now investing in the installation of UV-C lighting in their air-handling units

in a bid to kill airborne viruses, bacteria, and germs and thus improving the

overall indoor air quality.

Apart from this purpose, UV-C lights are also useful in preventing the build-up

of organic materials on the surfaces of the units’ cooling coils and components

that causes the degradation of the units’ energy efficiency. Thanks to the UV-C

lights, the units last longer and need less maintenance cost.

Refine HVAC Systems

Another notable practice to minimize disease transmissions inside a building

space is through ventilation system refinements. Most commercial buildings

have heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that recirculates

at most 90% of the indoor air, mainly since drawing air from outside and

conditioning it can eat up a lot of energy. However, these systems allow

airborne viruses and bacteria to persist within the vicinity.

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To combat this effect, demand-controlled ventilation should be paired with

HVAC systems. This type of ventilation connects carbon dioxide or other type

of air sensors with the current HVAC system to modify the amount of air drawn

outdoors depending on the building’s occupancy.

For instance, whenever a lot of people are present inside, more air is drawn

to dilute the concentration of contaminants in the air. This will make infections

less likely to happen. When fewer people are present, the smart system will

draw less air to decrease energy use.

This approach can also differ from one part of the building to another. Building

managers can use different ventilation and sensor strategies to combat the

spread of the microbes. In particular, since there are no air-conditioning units

present in basement carparks, the air sensors can simply be connected to the

ductless jet fans’ activation.

Through this, the building is more sustainable and effective in guarding

against viruses.

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Embracing Sustainable Aviation

Fuels After the Pandemic

The International Air Transport Association

(IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s

commitment to its emissions reduction

goals and called for the International Energy

Agency (IEA) to prioritize investment in sustainable

aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s

contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery.

IATA’s call comes on the eve of the IEA Clean Energy

Transitions Summit which will meet virtually to

debate moves toward a low-carbon future. The IEA

is well placed to promote SAF production with its

stakeholders both in government and in the fuel

industry.

The world must “build back better” from the

COVID-19 crisis with attention focused on

investment in carbon reduction technologies

and in SAF, which will create jobs at this

critical time and boost aviation’s progress

towards its goal to cut aviation emissions to

half 2005 levels by 2050.

Current SAF production rates are too low for

aviation to reach this goal despite Sustainable

Aviation Fuels’s proven potential and airline

efforts to date:

SAF can cut CO2 lifecycle emissions up to 80%

compared with conventional jet fuel

SAF uses sustainable fuel sources which do

not compete with food or water, or damage

biodiversity.

Due to extensive testing and investment from

airlines, SAF are certified as safe, sustainable,

and ready-to-use.

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Over 250,000 flights have already taken off with a blend of SAF.

“The enormous amounts of money that governments are investing in the economic recovery from

COVID-19 are an opportunity to create a legacy of energy transition for the aviation industry. To

achieve this, governments, the finance community and the fuel producers—both large and small—must

work together with the goal of rapidly increasing production of affordable sustainable aviation fuel,”

said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

IATA estimates that current Sustainable Aviation Fuels production is 50 million litres annually. To

reach a tipping point where the scale of production will see SAF costs drop to levels competitive with

jet fuel, production needs to reach 7 billion litres or 2% of 2019 consumption.

“As much as airlines want to use SAF, production is well below the scale needed for prices to fall to

competitive levels. Attaining the right price point is even more crucial as industry losses and debt levels

rise. But if governments can use this unique time to combine a safe fiscal and regulatory framework

supporting SAF production with the direct allocation of stimulus funds to SAF production, it is

possible to reach the 2% tipping point in 2025. That would power greener flight, create jobs and fuel the

economic recovery together,” said de Juniac.

IATA and the wider aviation community are ready to work with the IEA, governments and fuel

companies to cut aviation’s emissions with Sustainable Aviation Fuels. “Sustainable Aviation Fuels” is

our biggest emissions reduction opportunity. The time is right to push it forward so that, together, we

can achieve major carbon reductions on the way towards fossil fuel-free flight,” said de Juniac

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Greenbacker Acquires 31.33 MWs of

C&I Solar Assets

Greenbacker Renewable Energy

Company LLC (“the Company”)

announced today that, through

wholly-owned subsidiaries, it has

acquired the rights to 31.33 megawatts

(MW) of solar projects and partnered on

an additional 3.5 MWs of solar in three

separate transactions. The transactions follow

Greenbacker’s acquisition in September of

two wind energy facilities in Iowa, and build

on the Company’s growing momentum as it

establishes itself as a key investor and project

sponsor in the U.S. renewable energy space.

Through its portfolio of attractive green power

projects with long-term contracts in-place with

utilities, municipalities and other corporate

entities, Greenbacker seeks to provide

steady current income and moderate capital

appreciation for investors, typically those in

the Registered Investment Advisor (“RIA”) and

family office segments.

In the first transaction, Greenbacker has

acquired the rights to a 25.6 MW solar

Commercial & Industrial portfolio from IGS

Solar. The portfolio spans several states,

including California, Colorado, Massachusetts,

New Jersey, and Washington D.C., with

contracts in place to supply power to seven

separate offtakers. The projects are expected

to be placed in service between Q4 of 2019

and Q3 of 2020. This transaction marks

Greenbacker’s first acquisition with IGS Solar.

Greenbacker has also acquired the Brattleboro

landfill project, which consists of an operating

5.74 MW ground mount solar project in

Brattleboro, Vermont and is contracted with

investment grade municipalities and schools

under group net metering agreements for 20

years (the “Brattleboro Landfill Project”). The

Brattleboro Landfill Project reached commercial

operation in July 2018 and sits on Windham

Solid Waste Management District’s closed

landfill. The Company acquired the Brattleboro

Landfill Project from Sky Solar.

Finally, the Company has also partnered with

Scenic Hill Solar on a 3.5 MW portfolio of

to-be-constructed projects in Arkansas (the

“Scenic Hill Portfolio”). The Scenic Hill Portfolio

is expected to reach commercial operation in

2019 and is contracted with investment grade

public entities and utilities for 28 years. This

transaction marks the Company’s first portfolio

in Arkansas and the beginning of a growing

relationship with Scenic Hill Solar to partner on

their pipeline of solar projects in the coming

years. The acquisitions and partnership come

on the back of Greenbacker’s deal to acquire

110MW of operating wind projects from a

leading institutional investor.

“Greenbacker is delighted to increase its

footprint across the US and to continue to

bring creative renewable energy solutions to

its growing number of investors,” said Charles

Wheeler, CEO of the Company. “As their

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children and grandchildren become more

focused on environmental issues, investors

are increasingly looking for high-impact

investments that make a difference by reducing

carbon emissions at the same time that they

deliver stable current income and moderate

capital appreciation – and the ongoing growth

of our portfolio makes us well-positioned to

address this demand. We very much enjoyed

working with IGS Solar, Scenic Hill Solar,

and Sky Solar on these acquisitions and

partnerships and look forward to adding such

an exceptional set of projects to Greenbacker’s

portfolio.”

With the addition of the Projects, Greenbacker

will own approximately 552.0 MW of generating

capacity (including assets that are to be

constructed), comprising 172.3 MW of

wind facilities, 367.7 MW of utility-scale and

distributed solar facilities, and 12 MW of

biomass facilities.

About Greenbacker Renewable Energy

Company

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company

LLC is a publicly registered, non-traded limited

liability company that expects to acquire a

diversified portfolio of income-producing

renewable energy power plants, energy

efficiency projects and other sustainable

investments.

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Aker Solutions and EDP

Renewables to Develop Floating

Wind Farm in Ulsan, South Korea

WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables

and Aker Solutions have formed

a consortium with the ambition to

develop an initial 500 megawatt

(MW) floating wind farm off the coast of Ulsan

Metropolitan City in South Korea.

The consortium was formed as EDP

Renewables, one of the top wind energy

producers globally, and Aker Solutions, an

engineering and technology company with

a 40-year track record of realizing offshore

projects, have invested in the development

company Korea Floating Wind Power

(“KFWind”), joining founding shareholder

WindPower Korea. Principle Power, which

had a role in originating the KFWind project

portfolio, will supply its proven WindFloat®

foundation technology for the project.

The new consortium is committed to support

the ambitious renewable energy plans of the

South Korean Government, which call for 13

gigawatt (GW) of offshore wind to be installed

by 2030 and set a target of at least 30 percent

renewable energy by 2040. KFWind signed a

Memorandum of Understanding with the City

of Ulsan in January 2019 to cooperate on the

development of floating wind projects and

support the industrial development of the Ulsan

region to serve as a manufacturing hub for

domestic and export offshore wind markets.

The Ulsan area is well-suited for

commercializing floating wind, due to the

combination of industry-leading shipyards,

maritime expertise and port facilities in the

region. The consortium foresees that a potential

project will contribute with significant positive

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economic and environmental benefits to the

local community. The wind farm will use the

cutting-edge WindFloat technology, which

enables the installation of floating platforms in

deep waters that were previously inaccessible,

and where the best wind resources in Korea

can be harnessed. The consortium has been

committed from the beginning to working handin-hand

with the local fisheries associations and

stakeholders to ensure that projects are wellsited

and developed responsibly.

Strong Industry Players

The consortium has the backing of established

industry leaders in renewable energy

production and offshore project development,

combined with the local market and industry

expertise provided by WindPower Korea.

EDP Renewables, majority-owned by the

Portuguese energy company EDP, is one of

the top wind energy producers with operations

in 14 countries. The windfarm will be included

with the joint venture announced between EDP

Renewables and Engie, that will aim to become

one of the five largest offshore wind energy

operators globally, created to harness offshore

wind energy opportunities around the world.

The EDP Renewables/Engie JV currently has

1.5 GW of capacity under construction and a

further 4 GW in the pipeline globally.

The firm has a solid commitment to the

Windplus consortium, which is set to deploy

the three largest offshore wind turbines on

a floating platform to date at the 25 MW

WindFloat Atlantic project currently under

construction in Portugal. Therefore, EDP

Renewables has a unique expertise in floating

offshore energy generation.

Aker Solutions is part-owned by Aker ASA, an

industrial investment company with ownership

in several energy and maritime companies.

Aker Solutions provides offshore technology

and engineering solutions globally, and has

delivered more than 60 percent of the world’s

semisubmersible floating structures.

About the Transaction

EDP Renewables and Aker Solutions

acquired a significant stake in KFWind from

WindPower Korea, a project developer

which remains a minority shareholder, and

from Principle Power, a global leader in

floating wind technology, which will exit the

shareholding to focus on growing its core

technology and services business in the

Korean market. Green Giraffe, a specialist

advisory firm focused on the renewable

energy sector, advised KFWind. The parties

agreed to not disclose the value of the

transactions.

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Cloud Ensures Business Continuity for

Engineering Firms During COVID-19

Pandemic

Engineering, energy, industrial, tech and construction

business leaders dedicate the bulk of their time to

strategising for growth and longevity by equipping

their organisations with the data and technology required

to get things done smarter and faster. However, as is

often the case, one small crisis like a security breach

or a natural disaster can significantly compromise

your business data and disrupt business continuity. To

ensure your organisation is capable of weathering such

events with minmum interruption, you need to put proper

safeguards in place and develop an effective business

continuity plan.

Here are six benefits of moving core business lines

to the cloud for business continuity purposes and the

contingent risks if you have not already migrated.

Faster recovery time for engineering firms

One of the advantages of operating in the cloud is that you

can back up your entire server. All the information, systems

and applications are grouped into one software block or

to a virtual server for easy recovery. This can be managed

in minutes compared to older software with questionable

restoration times.

Lower set-up and recovery costs for industrial

manufacturing

Recovery efforts for cloud-based operations are more

cost efficient to implement and execute than traditional

backup methods. Traditional backup involves the relatively

expensive step of setting up physical servers at a remote

location. The cloud, on the other hand, enables you to

outsource as many hardware and software resources as

you need while paying only for what you use.

Downtime can set back a business hundreds of thousands to millions in labour costs spent

recovering or redoing lost work. In some cases, an eight-hour downtime window can cost

small companies and enterprises millions. Cloud access mitigates this risk so you’re back to

generating revenue faster.

No location ties for energy companies

Choosing the right physical location for a disaster recovery facility is critical because if the facility

is affected by the same disaster, important information may be lost forever. Having your primary

and backup servers in the same location can spell trouble in case of a fire, a hurricane, or a


flood. With cloud technology, you can rest assured that your backup facility is located in another

part of the world if disaster strikes.

Easier recovery of fixed assets for

construction companies

What about the fixed assets of your business –

tangible things like desks, chairs, and equipment?

You need to give your insurance provider an accurate

record of purchasing costs and depreciation to start

your recovery process. What if that data is damaged

in the event as well? Safeguarding that information in

the cloud can ensure quick recovery. In the event of a

natural disaster, for instance, you can quickly access

insurance information to file a claim and receive

recovery assistance according to your policy.

Coverage as the business grows across

industrial companies

Compared to physical systems, cloud backup is

virtually limitless. As your organisation grows, your

cloud solution grows with you without risking the

additional data workload. In addition to saving money

by only paying for the storage space you need, you

also have the option of easily adding extra storage.

Better security against cyber threats for tech companies

When large enterprises are hit with a data security breach, it often makes front-page news. In

truth, however, small businesses are more susceptible to data compromise because they don’t

have the resources required to combat today’s savvy cyber-criminal.

Operating in the cloud enables you to back up and restore your business-critical files in case

they are compromised. Let’s face it: when it comes to physical security of their data and facilities,

small and medium-sized businesses can only do so much to prevent breaches. On the other

hand, cloud software vendors can employ stronger physical security measures at their facilities

to ensure data safety. Likewise, IT support providers are equipped to prevent data loss from

natural disasters, power outages, and common errors. What’s more, they can also provide a welldocumented

disaster recovery plan, so you don’t have to start from scratch.

Final thoughts

Unplanned events such as the COVID-19 crisis expose some of the engineering and industrial

business blindspots no one anticipates. While most of us are reluctant to consider the possibility

of a threatening event, ignoring it now could cost your business in the future. It’s worth the time

and money to invest in migrating to a cloud solution that can ease your business continuity

concerns and help you sleep at night.

To choose the right cloud service that supports your business continuity needs, conduct a

careful assessment of different vendors in the market and find out if they have a history of

serving businesses like yours. Ask each vendor to provide reports on how data is managed and

accessed, and what business continuity features are in place to keep your business up and

running, no matter the circumstances.

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Emirates New Normal at Airport and

Boarding an Airplane

Emirates Airline has unveiled multi-faceted

measures for employee and customer care at

every step of the travel journey, redefining

safety and hygiene standards on board and

on the ground. The new measures took effect

today, with the resumption of regularly scheduled

passenger flights to nine destinations. “Emirates

is implementing a comprehensive set of measures

at every step of the traveller’s journey, to enhance

the sanitisation of all touchpoints, and ensure the

health and safety of our customers and employees.

The risk of catching an infection on an aircraft is already very low, but we have spared no effort

in reviewing and redesigning every step, from check-in to disembarkation. Every measure

implemented is an additional reduction in risk, and taken altogether, our aim is really to make

flying as safe as possible.

“We are working with all the stakeholders in Dubai -

including the airport, immigration, health and aviation

authorities to implement such measures, and we will

continue to review and consult expert advice for any

development and changes. We are all aware that we have

to adapt to different practices during this pandemic in our

day to day activities.

All these measures, in combination with the proactive

pandemic management strategies that the UAE has

taken, show the seriousness with which we are taking the

health and safety of our local and global communities and

will give confidence to the public,” said Adel Al Redha,

Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer.

New Normal Check-in

Emirates has introduced complimentary hygiene kits to

be given to every passenger upon check in at Dubai

International Airport and on flights to Dubai. These

kits comprise of masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes

and hand sanitiser. The hygiene kits supplement a

slew of additional measures already introduced to keep customers safe.Gloves and masks

are mandatory for all customers and employees at the airport in Dubai, while only masks are

mandated on Emirates flights. On arrival at the airport, thermal scanners at various areas monitor

the temperatures of all passengers and employees. Physical distancing indicators have been

placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help travellers maintain the necessary distance at

check-in, immigration, boarding and transfer areas.The airport team has also installed protective

barriers at each check-in desk and immigration counter to provide additional safety reassurance

to passengers and employees during interaction over the counter.


New Normal Transit Passengers

Customers travelling through Dubai International Airport

and transferring onto another flight, will go through

thermal screening upon disembarkation. Transfer

desks at the airport have also been installed with

protective barriers as a precautionary measure. Airport

staff, dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE)

will direct customers from a safe distance for extra

assistance. Customers will be given an additional

hygiene kit at the gate before boarding their connecting

flight.

New Normal Boarding

The boarding sequence has been staggered and passengers

board by row, from the last row to the first, in small numbers.

The waiting area has also been modified to ensure all customers

observe social distancing. Emirates boarding agents, dressed in

personal protective equipment (PPE), will facilitate the boarding

sequence. The boarding gates are deep cleaned and disinfected

after the boarding of every flight.

New Normal On Board

All cabin crew on board will be fully kitted out in PPEs. To uphold

the highest standards of safety and hygiene, Emirates has added

a cabin service assistant (CSA) to the crew complement on flights

over 1.5 hours. The CSAs will ensure lavatories are cleaned at

frequent intervals of every 45 mins. Each lavatory has been

equipped with sanitising soap and hand washing instructions.

New Normal, Goodbye Magazines

To minimise the risk of infection by touch, magazines and print

reading material will not be available during this time. In premium

classes, single use menus and wine lists will be provided to passengers.

New Normal for Sealed & Sterilised

Comfort items such as mattresses, pillows, blankets, headphones and toys will be hygienically

sealed. Emirates will resume its service with hot meals, using high quality, cutlery and crockery,

sterilised before each use.Cabin baggage have to be checked-in, and customers can only bring

essential items such as a laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items on board. Customers are

reminded to bring pens to fill out Health Declaration Forms required for some destinations.

Emirates’ modern aircraft cabins have been fitted with advanced HEPA air filters which remove

99.97% of viruses and eliminate dust, allergens and germs from cabin air for a healthier and safer

on-board environment. After its journey and on landing in Dubai, each aircraft will go through

enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes to ensure safety and proper sanitation.

New Normal for Emirates Crew

To safeguard its employees, Emirates’ flight and cabin crew are provided with cars for pick up

and drop off at their home at the beginning and end of their duty. Operating crew check in for

their rostered flights in a dedicated crew airport facility before being transported to the aircraft.

Layovers in destination cities have been reduced where possible and on long-haul flights, where

layovers are necessary, crew are put up in individual rooms in hotels. On return to Dubai, where

all Emirates cabin crew are based, COVID-19 tests are done on all crew. Every crew member has

been mandated a 14-day quarantine in their homes after every flight, unless they are on duty.

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Hope Probe Lifts Off in Historic

Mission to Mars

The United Arab Emirates created history with the

successful launch of the Emirates Mars Mission

(EMM)s’ Hope Probe from the Tanegashima

Space Center in Japan, thus becoming the first

interplanetary mission by any Arab country.

After liftoff, the Hope Probe successfully detached

from the launch rocket, and first signals were received

by the Control Center at Al Khawaneej in Dubai.

The first command from the ground control station

were also transmitted to the Probe to deploy its solar

panels, operate its satellite navigation systems, and

launch its missile propulsion systems, effectively marking the start of the Probe’s journey to the

Red Planet.

The journey is expected to last seven months, traveling a distance of 493 million km, before

entering the Martian orbit in February 2021, coinciding with UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The Hope Probe successfully lifted off at 01:58 am UAE time, after the countdown for the last 10

seconds was done in Arabic – the first time in the history of space missions when the countdown

was in Arabic.

Success After the Launch Delay

Carrying the Hope Probe, the 289 tonnes and 53

metres-long Mitsubishi Heavy Industries [MHI] H2A

launch vehicle aimed for the stars. In the initial stage

of the launch, the solid fuel propellant lifted the

rocket after detaching from the launch pad, before

the first stage separation traversing the dense lower

atmosphere.

With the first stage jettisoned, the second stage takes over which accelerates the payloads to

orbital velocity. The second stage engine shuts down after reaching its specified orbital targets,

and then fires again to propel the Hope Probe spacecraft on a trajectory towards Mars

The Probe’s launch was delayed twice due to unstable weather conditions at the launch site in

Tanegashima Island in Japan. Thick cloud cover and cold air layers disrupted the two previous

launch dates on 15 and 17 July. The launch window lasts until 3 August 2020.

Weather conditions play a pivotal role in defining the timing for space missions due to their

significant impact, especially in the upper atmosphere, to facilitate the rocket’s ascent into space

as per its defined path. Weather conditions are checked and evaluated periodically before

launchesThe successful launch of the Hope Probe culminates the constant efforts of Emirati

engineers from the UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre who have

worked round-the-clock at the launch site in Japan over the past three months. The engineers

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have conducted all final technical tests,

evaluations and follow-ups, supported by an

Emirati team at MBRSC control station.

The Probe team also overcame all technical,

logistical and technological challenges posed

by the COVID-19 pandemic and committed to

the action plan that included simulation tests

and other scientific tasks.

Scientific Asset

In addition to the interim qualitative

achievements, the successful transfer of the

probe during its 83-hour journey by land, air and

sea from the MBRSC to the launch station on

Tanegashima Island was indeed noteworthy.

The achievements of the UAE scientific team within the probe project includes 200 new scientifictechnological

designs, with 66 pieces of the Probe components manufactured in the UAE, in

addition, the team helped in publishing 51 scientific papers, and 60,000 participants benefiting

from the scientific and educational programs.

Probe schedule

As per its defined schedule, the Probe’s journey to the Red Planet will be covered in seven

months, during which it will travel 493 million km. The Hope Probe is expected to reach the orbit

of the Red Planet in February 2021, where it will remain for a full Martian year, the equivalent of

687 days.

The Probe will collect essential data, and provide the first comprehensive and complete picture of

the climatic conditions on Mars throughout the year, the atmosphere changes during the day and

between seasons of the year, monitoring Mars weather phenomena, temperature changes and

climate patterns, in addition to revealing the causes behind surface erosion of the Red Planet.

The Hope Probe will collect this massive data on Mars and transmit it to the scientific data center

in the UAE. The scientific team of the project in the UAE will index and analyze this data so that it

will be shared with the scientific community to serve humanity.

The Hope Probe is carrying three instruments - the Emirates eXploration Imager [EXI], a digital

camera that will capture high resolution images of Mars along with measuring water ice and

ozone in the lower atmosphere through the Ultraviolet bands; the Emirates Mars InfraRed

Spectrometer [EMIRS] – to measure global distribution of dust, ice cloud, and water vapor in the

Martian lower atmosphere; and the Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer [EMUS], which will

measure oxygen and carbon monoxide in the thermosphere and the variability of hydrogen and

oxygen in the upper atmosphere.

The Hope Probe, which is the first Arab interplanetary mission, carries a message of hope for all

the people of the region to revive a rich history of Arab and Islamic achievements in science and

embody the UAE’s ambition and its continuous drive to challenge and overcome the impossible

and nurture this culture in the country’s citizens. It is also the UAE’s contribution to shaping and

making a promising future for humanity.

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The New Normal Strategies in the

Engineering Sector

Government, construction, engineering, technology and industrial

business leaders must brace themselves for the (next) New Normal and

turn challenges into an opportunity if they are to emerge as winners in a

post-coronavirus (COVID-19) world, recent white paper published by

management consulting firms Advisory Group and Consul-T has found.

According to ‘Beyond COVID-19: Adapting to a New Economic and Business

Reality’ white paper, companies in Asian region and globally will operate in a

radically different environment defined by lower revenue, changing competitive

landscape, new business models, and rising economic protectionism.

Market disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic will lead to a never before

seen boom of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as a surge in restructuring

programs on both governmental and corporate level.

These disruptions will create a unique opportunity for industrial, construction,

architecture and technology companies today to gain market share in a VUCA

World (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) and transform into

agile, resilient, and robust engineering organizations. Buoyed by historically high

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growth rates and solid demographic and political structures, the Asian nations are well positioned

to adjust to this new economic environment and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The paper outlines a multi-pronged approach encompassing eight main areas to help

governments and organizations lead the way to and navigate robust fully the next economic and

socials shifts.

• Engineering companies and

governments with high level

of digitalization have a big

advantage over organizations

that lag behind in technology

adoption

• Fully integrated industrial

complexes will feel lower

impact from the crisis

compared to single service or

product providers

• Greater emphasis needs to

be placed on stakeholder value, even if this is on cost of margins

• Developing Special Economic Zones (SEZ) can help to attract global key players and create

synergies in the industrial and engineering business community

Industries such as travel and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions), as

well as leisure among others, are facing long-term implications on their profitability, while other

sectors including construction, retail, e-commerce, the medical sector and IT services will only be

confronted with managing short-term losses and a liquidity shortage, the paper adds.

Boris van Thiel, Owner & CEO, Consul-T, commented: “In these unprecedented times across the

world today, government and engineering business leaders must establish strategies for a robust

governance and business model, manage uncertainty and risk, and ensure long term business

continuity.

Market challenges (VUCA World) create disruptions but also an opportunity for companies to

emerge stronger from the crisis, build resilience for the future and transform their business.

Only those who act today and apply the lessons learnt to their operations will emerge as winners

in a post-pandemic world.”

Marcus Meissner, Senior Partner, Advisory Group, added: “The economic repercussions from

the coronavirus pandemic will completely disrupt the status quo, forcing businesses to swiftly

adapt and transform or risk being left behind. We are already support several our customers in to

transform into The New Normal World. Whether you need financial or M&A advice, or support with

your supply chain operations, with a team of highly experienced professionals and an extensive

network of partners, we provide a range of integrated services to help you safeguard your

business and meet your challenges, whatever they may be.”

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Commvault Expands Global

Leadership Team with New Regional

Leads in EMEA and APJ

Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader

in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments,

today announced the strengthening of its global presence and expertise

with the addition of two industry veterans to its executive leadership team.

Former Dell Technologies vice president and general manager of enterprise

sales, Marco Fanizzi, and Callum Eade, former vice president, APJ for the

Software Defined Data Center business at VMware, have joined Commvault

as vice president of EMEA and vice president of APJ, respectively. Fanizzi

has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise data industry, covering

multiple geographies and sectors. He will drive the company’s growth objectives

across more than 70 markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Eade joins the

company with extensive sales and business development experience and will be

responsible for driving growth across Commvault’s diverse markets in APJ.

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“Marco and Callum are highly experienced,

highly effective leaders and are joining an

executive team with great chemistry and a

history of working together and winning big,”

said Riccardo Di Blasio, chief revenue officer

at Commvault. “The industry’s most successful

people are recognizing the opportunity ahead

of us. We’re focused on the needs of our

partners and customers and our

objectives are clear – simplify,

innovate and execute.

This is a new Commvault.”

Today’s appointments follow recent additions that have strengthened Commvault’s go-to-market

team and reinvigorated its strategic vision for innovation and global growth. This includes the

appointment of former EMC executive, David Boyle, as vice president of sales for the Americas

as well as former VMware executive, Mercer

Rowe to drive its worldwide channel strategy.

Commvault has also simultaneously laid the

foundation of its vision of the cloud-enabled

future with the acquisition of software-defined

storage specialist Hedvig and the launch of

Metallic, a Commvault venture offering

SaaS-based data management and

protection.

“Commvault has always been maniacally

focused on providing value to its customers and partners. When you combine this with a history

of innovation, you have a winning combination,” said Fanizzi. “Commvault was one of the first

companies that bet big on solutions that

seamlessly span private, public and

hybrid clouds, and the recent acquisition

of Hedvig and launch of Metallic solidified

my belief that the direction of the company

is clearly one of growth.”

“Commvault has evolved with a new CEO

and global leadership, a new passion and

a new approach,” said Eade. “With the

best product in the world and a partner

ecosystem to match, we help customers

manage their data in a way that is

unmatched by the competition. Why would

they go anywhere else?”

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Why Video Surveillance Is Great for

Retailers & Consumers

Big brother has arrived – or perhaps it’s

his better intentioned younger cousin.

Every day we are being watched

whether we’re checking into a hotel, visiting

a friend in hospital or simply out grocery

shopping. Video surveillance technology –

the CCTV age - is now a fact of life we are so

used to that we simply overlook it.

Yet now smart Video Surveillance is likely to

become increasingly important to retailers in the

Asian region, which includes some of the world’s

most famous and successful operators.

Leading surveillance solutions provider

IDIS says next gen IP HD video surveillance

technology will soon be watching us while we

shop. And the company’s Senior Sales Manager,

Jamil Al Asfar, says the advanced capabilities will ensure that when we do shop ’til we drop, we’ll

do it ever more safely and securely.

“This is the case in all retail settings, from small shops and restaurants through to supermarkets

and major shopping malls,” says Al Asfar. And the benefits go well beyond reduced crime for

operators – the consumer could reap rewards as well.

“HD surveillance systems are being used

increasingly to maximize store profits, reduce

shrinkage, lower insurance premiums and deliver a

significant cut in the number of shoplifting cases.

The resulting savings are big enough to allow stores

to lower prices and become more competitive, not

just in their physical stores but in the hard-fought

online space as well,” explained Al Asfar.

Networked/IP Video Surveillance can apparently significantly reduce costs by allowing loss

prevention managers to investigate and deal with incidents remotely. They can, for example, use

smartphones and tablets instead of physically travelling to stores and this IDIS tech is already

being used by major retail brands.

HD Video Surveillance enables fraud investigations by allowing investigators to zoom in on point

of sale transactions and it helps tackle shoplifting and internal shrinkage, including opportunist

theft and so-called ‘sweethearting’ crimes where staff may be tempted to collaborate in point

of sale fraud. “If designed properly to give full coverage with no blind-spots, it’s an unbeatable

tool for external and internal investigations,” explained Al Asfar. Stores are also using Video

Surveillance to address health and safety risks. “Slips, trips and falls in particular are a growing

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problem, with both opportunists and organised

crime gangs attempting to make fraudulent

insurance claims,” said Al Asfar.

High-definition fisheye cameras with panomorph

lenses are being hailed as ideal counter

measures because they deliver 360° views

and capture HD images, enabling forensic

investigations through the ability to retrospectively

dewarp recordings.And Video Surveillance

cameras can improve the whole shopping

experience, not just deliver benefits instore.

“Cameras have a role to play around store exteriors too, deterring low level crime, vandalism

and graffiti, protecting customer vehicles and improving safety in car parks, and helping with

investigations,” explained Al Asfar. “And they are even helping store managers improve customer

service with better staff training, performance reviews and, where serious performance problems

are identified, through terminating employment contracts.” IDIS says that right now, the bestestablished

video analytics tools for security and safety include trip zones, loitering detection

and active tampering alerts. IDIS Deep Learning Analytics (IDLA) technology, for example, has

been independently tested as 98% accurate, which makes it a valuable operational tool for busy

retailers, reducing false alarms by distinguishing between genuine risk-events and harmless

background activity.

This takes a lot of the strain off operators and helps

to ensure that important events are no longer missed.

More advanced capabilities such as facial recognition

and meta data filtering, it contends, are proving to have

huge value too. “Trip zones are being used by retailers

for triggering alerts when an unauthorised person

crosses a virtual line – a typical example is someone

wandering into a stock room. Similarly, the technique

provides effective out of hours protection against store

break-ins,” explained Al Asfar.

Loitering detection is particularly useful for mall operators. It can be set to identify a single

suspicious person, or a gang, and the duration of loitering time can be varied depending on the

location, while active tampering alerts are also important for critical areas, and can alert staff if a

camera is blocked, or if its angle is moved or field of view changed.

And, of course, facial recognition is now a proven detection tool. By cross matching captured

images against a database of known thieves and troublemakers it can allow alerts to be triggered

before a crime occurs. The suspect’s face can be shared across branches or between stores in

an entire mall, to warn of the possible threat – something which has long been done by vigilant

security teams, but which can now be automated.

IDIS, has a camera line up for all retail settings, including discrete micro domes and covert

pinhole modular cameras for higher end stores. With analysts forecasting that the retail sector

will grow by about 22% to $308 billion in 2023 the stakes are high and making retail therapy safe,

secure and increasingly affordable will sustain the region’s popular shopping experience for

years to come.

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Event Info

Power Purchase Agreement

7 – 10 June 2020, Dubai

19 – 22 October 2020, Singapore

www.infocusinternational.com/ppa

Overview

There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in emerging

market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay

contracts – today’s market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better

performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout

developing countries urgently need to master the key tools, models, and lessons learned for transforming

and strengthening today’s electricity sector. These include the latest models in negotiating Power Purchase

Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, as well as attracting the

right mix of renewable energy sources.

This 4-day comprehensive workshop gives you clear explanations of the new models of PPA risk allocation,

of designing and managing competitive power markets, attracting private investments in renewable energy,

through a series of real case examples of contracts and markets. Case Studies will include real examples

from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. Furthermore, cases stimulate independent

thinking and discussion among participants.

Benefits of Attending

• LEARN about all the essentials of

different PPAs

• NEGOTIATE fair and sustainable PPAs

• STRUCTURE successful PPAs based upon

your own company’s risk profile and risk

allocation needs

• EXPOSE to the frontiers of international

experience in IPP development

• LEARN theory and practice of pricing and

tariff design

• ANALYSE the relationship between

Public, Private, and Government sector

• PERFORM a policy and risk analysis of

PPA contracts

• EXPLORE a PPA relationship with EPC,

O&M, Fuel Supply, and Interconnect

Agreement

• GAIN the tools and models in directing

your country’s electricity transformation

and market design plans

• IMPROVE your awareness of the

common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid in

today’s private power investments

• LEAD successful power project finance

transactions

• IDENTIFY how financial derivatives can

be used as an effective hedge of financial

and electricity market based risks

Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with

plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions,

and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key

learning points. Current market examples and data are

utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you

will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the

signatures from both the Course Director and the

Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your

endeavour and serve towards your professional

advancement.

To Register/Enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215

Email: abigail@infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/ppa


E: abigail@infocusinternational.com www.infocusinternational.com/ppa

4 day course

“Excellent! There are many interesting topics which cover almost all

relevant issues in electricity market, such as market reform and PPA

negotiation. And the speaker is simply great.”

Head of PPA Section, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Power Purchase Agreement

Structuring successful Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), managing competitive

electricity markets & attracting merchant power investments

7 – 10 June 2020, Dubai

19 – 22 October 2020, Singapore

Book 3 persons

and save

$400

per person

Benefits of Attending

■ LEARN about all the essentials of different PPAs

■ NEGOTIATE fair and sustainable PPAs

■ STRUCTURE successful PPAs based upon your own company’s risk

profile and risk allocation needs

■ EXPOSE to the frontiers of international experience in IPP

development

■ LEARN theory and practice of pricing and tariff design

■ ANALYSE the relationship between Public, Private, and Government

sector

■ PERFORM a policy and risk analysis of PPA contracts

■ EXPLORE a PPA relationship with EPC, O&M, Fuel Supply, and

Interconnect Agreement

■ GAIN the tools and models in directing your country’s electricity

transformation and market design plans

■ IMPROVE your awareness of the common pitfalls and mistakes to

avoid in today’s private power investments

■ LEAD successful power project finance transactions

■ IDENTIFY how financial derivatives can be used as an effective

hedge of financial and electricity market based risks

Who Should Attend

■ Contract / Agreement Negotiators

■ Legal / Regulation / Compliance /

Policy Analysts

■ Business Development Managers

■ Commercial Managers

■ Finance Controllers / Treasurers

■ Corporate Planners

■ Business & Accounting Analysts

■ Sales & Trading Managers

■ Structured / Project Finance Analysts

■ Economists / Investors

■ Chairman / CEO / Directors

From sectors:

■ Electric Regulators & Ministries

■ Power & Utility Companies

■ IPP Developers

■ Banks / Investors

■ Energy Fuel Suppliers (Oil, Gas,

Coal and Renewables)

■ Law Firms & Consultancy

Supported by:

OFFSHORE MAGAZINE

ENERGY INSIGHT


Event Info

Power Project Finance

7 – 11 September 2020, Johannesburg

www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance

Overview

Project finance is widely used for large infrastructure projects including thermal and renewable

power projects. The technique enables project risks to be allocated to the parties best able to manage

them and facilitates the raising of long term debt without recourse to the project developer.

The correct allocation of risk through an appropriate commercial structure is the foundation of a sound

financing plan and this course will develop these themes by walking through the commercial contracts and

finance documentation and provide an understanding of how to determine the optimal amount of debt

using cash flow and ratio analysis. Current circumstances in the African power project sector will be

discussed.

Investment committees need to be sure that all risk aspects have been studied and the course will detail

the key elements of the due diligence exercise. The course will also provide a guide on how to approach the

debt market.

Benefits of Attending

The course is intended to provide a firm

understanding of the principles which create

a bankable power project finance structure in

terms of risk allocation and the commercial and

financial structure. On completion of this course

you will understand:

• How a power project is structured

and financed

• How to identify power project risks

and mitigation strategies

• The role of the financial model and cash

flow and ratio analysis

• Debt sizing techniques

• Project finance term sheets and

loan documentation

• Contract documentation

• The due diligence process

• How to efficiently identify viable

project prospects

• How to approach the debt market

• Project analysis & development

• Commercial & legal

• Commercial services suppliers

(law, insurance etc.)

• Policy makers and policy advisors dealing

with energy sector financial issues

Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with

plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions,

and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key

learning points. Current market examples and data are

utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you

will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the

signatures from both the Course Director and the

Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your

endeavour and serve towards your professional

advancement.

Who Should Attend

• Power project developer,

investor or financier

• Finance & accounting

• Project finance & structured finance

• Power project management

To Register/Enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215

Email: abigail@infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance


E: abigail@infocusinternational.com www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance

“Excellent training with a world class and highly experienced specialist.”

Senior Power Expert, Regulatory Commission for Electricity Sector, Senegal

Book 3 persons and

save $500 each

Power Project Finance

7 – 11 September 2020, Johannesburg

Benefits of Attending

The course is intended to provide a firm understanding of the principles which create a bankable power project

finance structure in terms of risk allocation and the commercial and financial structure. On completion of this course

you will understand:

■ How a power project is structured and financed

■ How to identify power project risks and mitigation strategies

■ The role of the financial model and cash flow and ratio analysis

■ Debt sizing techniques

■ Project finance term sheets and loan documentation

■ Contract documentation

■ The due diligence process

■ How to efficiently identify viable project prospects

■ How to approach the debt market

Who Should Attend

Including but not limited to people working in:

■ Power project developer, investor or financier

■ Finance & accounting

■ Project finance & structured finance

■ Power project management

■ Project analysis & development

■ Commercial & legal

■ Commercial services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)

■ Policy makers and policy advisors dealing with energy sector financial issues

Supported by:

OFFSHORE MAGAZINE

ENERGY INSIGHT


Electricity Economics in Changing Electricity Markets

16 – 18 November 2020, Singapore

www.infocusinternational.com/electricityeconomics

Overview

Are you ready for the new challenges & opportunities as power markets around the world evolve?

This is an essential core knowledge course for those involved in the business or regulation of the power

industry.

It leads you through a clear, accessible and thorough examination of the economics of power generation,

from power plant cost influences to end-customer prices. It contextualises this analysis with key consideration

of industry drivers and trends, including increasingly liberalised and competitive markets, evolving policy

support and management frameworks, the growth and integration of renewable power sources, and the

restructuring of power systems towards more decentralised operations.

A highly interactive presentation style allows for plenty of Q&A and time to discuss the issues from multiple

stakeholder perspectives; including power plant owners, investors, policymakers and energy customers. This

course is an essential primer for those seeking to navigate successful business routes through transitioning

electricity systems.

Benefits of Attending

• Clear, independent and businessfocused

introduction

• Language designed for non-experts;

particularly senior executives,

policymakers & investment decision-makers

• Core knowledge building, including

up-to-the-minute examples from

markets around the world

• Interactive discussion of key market

and economic variables

• Quantification of key issues using simple

numerical calculations, real data and

Excel-based tools

We will examine these key questions:

• Which variables drive the economics

of electricity generation?

• How do generation costs combine with

other factors to produce end-use

electricity prices?

• How are current technology & system

trends impacting electricity costs and prices?

• What are policymakers doing to keep costs

down?

• Who are the key stakeholders and

influencers on electricity economics?

• What are the value-chain impacts of market

Liberalisation and Competition?

• How are solar and wind power

(and other low-carbon options) changing

market environments?

• and many more!

Event Info

Who Should Attend:

• Power generators, utilities and IPPs

• Investors, including commercial and

development banks, venture capital and

private equity

• Policymakers and policy advisors

• Transmission / Distribution system

operators (grid)

• Power system vendors & EPC contractors

• Large electricity users

• Commercial services suppliers

(law, insurance etc.)

Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials

with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive

discussions, and the use of quantitative models

to illustrate key learning points. Current market

examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course,

you will receive a Certificate of Completion

bearing the signatures from both the Course

Director and the Course Organiser. This

Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve

towards your professional advancement.

To Register/Enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215

Email: abigail@infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/electricityeconomics


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

“I enjoyed the course with lots of demonstrations and case studies. The facilitator was

just m ar vellou s , u p to t h e g ame. It was a value for money workshop.”

Shadric Namalomba, Director of Finance, Electricity Generation Company Malawi

Electricity Economics

in Changing Electricity Markets

The new economics of power markets in a low-carbon world

16 – 18 November 2020, Singapore

Book 3 persons

and save

$300

each

Benefits of Attending

■ Clear, independent and business-focused introduction

■ Language designed for non-experts; particularly senior executives, policymakers & investment decision-makers

■ Core knowledge building, including up-to-the-minute examples from markets around the world

■ Interactive discussion of key market and economic variables

■ Quantification of key issues using simple numerical calculations, real data and Excel-based tools

We will examine these key questions:

■ Which variables drive the economics of electricity generation?

■ How do generation costs combine with other factors to produce end-use electricity prices?

■ How are current technology & system trends impacting electricity costs and prices?

■ What are policymakers doing to keep costs down?

■ Who are the key stakeholders and influencers on electricity economics?

■ What are the value-chain impacts of market liberalisation and competition?

■ How are solar and wind power (and other low-carbon options) changing market environments?

■ and many more!

Who Should Attend

■ Power generators, utilities and IPPs

■ Investors, including commercial and development banks, venture capital and private equity

■ Policymakers and policy advisors

■ Transmission / Distribution system operators (grid)

■ Power system vendors & EPC contractors

■ Large electricity users

■ Commercial services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)

Supported by:

OFFSHORE MAGAZINE

ENERGY INSIGHT

E: abigail@infocusinternational.com www.infocusinternational.com/electricityeconomics


Gas & LNG Markets, Contracts & Pricing

16 – 20 March 2020, Singapore

28 Sep – 2 Oct 2020, Port of Spain

23 – 27 Nov 2020, Singapore

www.infocusinternational.com/gaslng

Overview

Event Info

Due to the complex geopolitical nature of gas/ LNG sourcing and long term nature of gas transactions

between buyers and sellers, it is commercially prudent for those involved in thisprocess to know the global

gas & LNG supply & markets condition, available methodologies for price determination, contract structure

and negotiation techniques. Any misjudgement in any of these areas could result in wrong sourcing decisions,

significant adverse financial consequences and legal liabilities.

This course has, therefore, been designed to enable the professionals in the gas sector and gas advisory

services to make right sourcing decision, construct gas/LNG contracts and negotiate from a position of

strength and knowledge in order to gain a competitive edge in the process.

Course Highlights

• Global gas/LNG market and market structure

in Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Europe

and USA regions

• Current gas/LNG outlook and trends

• Contract terminology and construction -

operational, commercial and legal basis of

gas, LNG and Gas Transportation Contracts

• Principles of gas/LNG Sales and Purchase

Agreement (GSPA/SPA), Gas Transportation

Agreement (GTA) and Regasification

Agreements

• Gas/LNG pricing principles, current practice

and price indexation in competitive gas

markets

• Contracting and negotiation - proven

techniques

Benefits of Attending

• Background knowledge to framework to

facilitate gas/LNG commercial decisions

• Understanding current trends of the gas

organisation structure

• Knowledge of the underlying rationale for

gas contract terms and conditions

• Learn to construct gas, LNG and gas

transportation contracts and negotiate them

• Understanding of techniques of gas/LNG

price setting in competitive markets

• Awareness of operation of trading hubs,

spot and arbitrage

• Holistic understanding of what is required

to put a new supply chain in place

Who Should Attend

Energy professionals including

but not limited to:

• Purchasing/Supply Chain

• Legal/Contracts Negotiation

• Commercial

• Finance/Pricing

• Marketing

• Trading

• Sales/Business Development

• Project Finance

• Corporate Planning

From Sectors:

• Natural gas E&P

• Gas/LNG trade, shipping,

transmission, distribution

• Government agencies

• Gas based power generation

• Gas/LNG related project finance, asset

management, hedge funds,

equity/fixed income

• Gas pipeline and high pressure transportation

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course,

you will receive a Certificate of Completion

bearing the signatures from both the Course

Director and the Course Organiser. This

Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve

towards your professional advancement.

To Register/Enquire on this course, please contact:

Weslyn Lee

Infocus International Group

Tel: +65 6325 0274

Email: abigail@infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/gaslng


E: abigail@infocusinternational.com www.infocusinternational.com/gaslng

5 day course

“The best gas / LNG course I have ever attended. I will gladly

recommend it to anyone.” by past participant, Chevron

GAS & LNG

MARKETS, CONTRACTS & PRICING

A comprehensive all-in-one course addressing all key elements for successful gas & LNG business strategies

16 – 20 Mar 2020

28 Sep – 2 Oct 2020

23 – 27 Nov 2020

Singapore

Port of Spain

Singapore

Course Highlights

■ Global gas/LNG market and market structure in Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Europe and USA regions

■ Current gas/LNG outlook and trends

■ Contract terminology and construction - operational, commercial and legal basis of gas, LNG and Gas

Transportation Contracts

■ Principles of gas/LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement (GSPA/SPA), Gas Transportation Agreement (GTA)

and Regasification Agreements

■ Gas/LNG pricing principles, current practice and price indexation in competitive gas markets

■ Contracting and negotiation - proven techniques

Benefits of Attending

■ Background knowledge to framework to facilitate gas/LNG commercial decisions

■ Understanding current trends of the gas organisation structure

■ Knowledge of the underlying rationale for gas contract terms and conditions

■ Learn to construct gas, LNG and gas transportation contracts and negotiate them

■ Understanding of techniques of gas/LNG price setting in competitive markets

■ Awareness of operation of trading hubs, spot and arbitrage

■ Holistic understanding of what is required to put a new supply chain in place

Book 3 persons

and save

$600

each

Supported by:

OFFSHORE MAGAZINE

ENERGY INSIGHT


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