The United States of America Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. This enables large and small U.S. companies to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

The Ex-Im Bank provides Working Capital Guarantees (Pre-Export Financing), Export Credit Insurance, Loan Guarantees and Direct Loans (Buyer Financing) to beneficiaries in countries around the world. These beneficiaries are availed the opportunity to fund new business initiatives and to finance the expansion of ongoing business concerns through accredited agents of the Ex-Im Bank.

One of the accredited agents of the US Ex-Im Bank with special focus on Nigeria’s business environ-ment is Financial-Bridge, a Florida, USA Corporation providing Export Finance and Business Credit Consulting Services to U.S. and international private companies and govern-ment agencies. Financial Bridge is represented in Nigeria by Energy Industry Development Initiative. In this review, continued from last week, we highlight business projects the US Ex-IM Bank is ready to finance in Nigeria.

Hospitality and tourism

Pre-Engineered 3-5 Star Hotels: Pre-engineered 3 to 4 Star Hotel with 80-100 rooms can be established at an estimated cost of $12-$14.8 million, while a 5 Star – 125 Room Hotel is estimated to cost over $25 million, complete with civil engineering & foundation construction, installation, furnishing, room TVs, VSAT based wireless telephone and Internet network systems, stand-by power generators, standard swimming pool, tennis court and dry-run of all equipment and fittings. The hotel project can be run by a technical expatriate management company or a renowned hotel chain for five-ten years, pending when local staff are trained to take over management.

Amusement Park Project: The Amusement Park Project will provide leisure to the public, complete with popular rides, indoor/outdoor soft playground equipment as well as the installation of a wide range of entertainment attractions.

The rides will include Shuttle Loop Roller Coaster, Mobile Play and Giant Games, Triple Giant Wheel, Coaster Wheel, Soft Style Children Playground, Water and Magic Arms Rides as well as Theme Park Amusement facilities such as Concession Stands and Theme Stores. An artificial Lake can also be developed adjacent to the project site or the project can be sited near a natural lake.

The design concept will provide innovative products and theme park attractions, which will include popular cartoon character themes and/or any other local themes recommended.

The indoor rides and games will make for a safe place for children to visit while conquering the boredom factor and providing entertainment for them and their adult parents. Safety, cleanliness, good customer service, low prices and exciting staff will be the selling points of the proposed Amusement Park. The Park will be capable of organizing groups and school tours events, birthday parties and family outings.

Batting Cages: Base Ball enthusiasts will be able to practice hitting a home run safely within the Batting Cages. Balls will be pitched from automatic Pitching Machines and can be enjoyed by Beginners and Experts alike.

In door Game room: Complete with State-of-the-art Arcade Games, Pool and Air Hockey Tables and Snack Bar. The Game room will organize games for Children to play and be able to win all kinds of prizes.

Stock & Go Karts: Miniature Stock Car racers are popular with children and adults alike and will be part of the Amusement Park.

Miniature Golf: An 18-hole Golf Course with challenging obstacles of various themes as integrated in the Park.

Inflatable Jumpers: – Jumps Specifications: Size: 13′ X 15′ Height: 15′, Area needed: 15′ X 18′ minimum, each capable of accommodating 8-10 children.

Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation and Start-up: From $5.7 million.

Oil, gas and power projects – Modular Oil Refineries, Gas Gathering & Processing Plants, Downstream Petrochemical and Power Projects

Mini Refinery & Portable Crude Oil Distillation Plant: The Mini Refinery & Portable Crude Oil Distillation Plant is capable of processing from 2,000 Barrels Per Day (BPD) of any stream of Light or Heavy Crude Oil within API Gravity of 29°- 42.8°, into Naphtha, Diesel, Kerosene and Fuel Oil.

Mini Refineries are ideally suited for remote locations and are viable for Investments by Private and Public Sector Groups as a source of rapid production of primary fuel products and raw materials for Petrochemical Downstream Industries. Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation, Training, & Start-up: $12.75 million.

Integrated Natural Gas Field Gathering, LPG Processing and Co-Generation Power Project: The project will involve development of integrated Natural Gas Field Gathering, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Processing and Co-Generation Power Plant, to recover Flared Natural Gas as raw material from Oilfield Natural Gas Streams and fractionate the Gas into Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), for Commercial Bottling and Condensates – C5 + Liquid Light Naphtha, for sale as Gasoline Blend Stock, Base Feedstock for the Plastic Industry and Solvents for Paint and Chemical Industries.

The Co-Generation Electricity Power Plant will utilize the by-product of Lean Dry Gas as fuel to power the Plant. The Integrated Plant will be designed to produce three commercial products, including 55 MW/Day of Electric Power, 4,500 BPD of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and 1,275 BPD of Condensates – C5 + Liquid Light Naphtha. Estimated Cost: CIF, Installation, Training & Start-up – $125 million.

Modular 6,000 or 12,000 BPD Crude Oil Refinery Plant: Modular Crude Oil Refinery with capacity of 6,000 BPD, complete with 3,000 BPD Catalytic Reformer/ Hydrotreater can be designed to produce Unleaded Gasoline, Diesel, Kerosene/ Aviation Fuel and Fuel Oil. The Plant can also be expanded to 12,000BPD, complete with Stabilizer Tower.

The Modular Refinery can be configured to process Crude Oils with API Gravity of 20°- 42.8°, with typical products yield as follows:

Equipment List of a 6,000 and 12,000BPD Modular Refinery Plants & Machinery include:

a. Plants & Machinery:  6,000BPD Crude Topping Unit (Distillation System)  Boiler System and Cooling Tower System and Stabilizer Tower  Blower System and Desalter System, 1 MW Power Generator System  Flare System and Air Compressor System, 3,000 BPD Catalytic Reformer/ Hydrotreater  Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings Admini-strative, Project & Auxiliary  Internal Piping Systems and 120,000bbl Tank farm with Piping and Loading Systems  Pipeline & Accessories, capable of constructing up to 10 km 6 inch dual Pipelines connecting the Refinery Tank Farm with Crude Oil Source (1 Pipeline to carry Crude Oil Feedstock and the other Refined Petroleum Products) Water Treatment Systems & Lightning Protection Equipment  Ocean Freight and Transit Insurance, P&M Installation Costs and Spare Parts, etc.

b. Local In-country Project Site Construction Components:  Site Survey & Clearing, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Soil Boring, Topographical Survey, Borehole Construction, Water Analysis, Topsoil Stripping and Stockpiling (available size of land 15-20 Hectares)  Fencing, Erection of Site Office and General Site Engineering Design Construction  Right of Way (ROW) Survey of Pipeline Route to connect the Refinery’s Tank Farm to Crude Oil Terminal Source of up to10 km away  Construction of Pre-Engineered Project Buildings Foundations and Foundations for Equipment, Plants and Machinery Layout and Construction of Tank Farm Foundations  Installation of Pre-Engineered Project Buildings Local Engineering Costs.

Total Project Cost 6,000BPD, 120,000 bbl Tank Farm and 3,000BPD Catalytic Reformer/ Hydrotreater, including cost of Installation, Training, and Start-up $59.73 million.

To raise the capacity to 12,000BPD with the additions of 6,000BPD Distillation Unit, 120,000 Barrels Tank Farm and 3MW Power Generators, the combined cost is estimated at $112.94 million.

Modular Gas Gathering and Processing Plant – 5 MMSCFD of Mixed Natural Gas and LPG: The 5 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) Natural Gas Gathering and LPG Processing Plant has capacity to produce Lean Gas suitable for use in power generation and LPG for commercial bottling. ThePlant will be skid mounted and come complete with Liquid Recovery, Field Compression Systems, Control Panel, LPG Storage, Power Generation and Pre-Engineered Control Building, etc.

The plant will be capable of gathering Raw Natural Gas being flared from wellheads / flare-heads and piped into a holding tank. The Gas will then be processed to remove impurities and separated into components such as Propane and Butane. Estimated Cost: $25 million, covering CIF, Installation, Training, & Start-up.

Blended Bunker Fuel and Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) Plant: This plant can produce Blended Bunker Fuel consisting of Gas Oil (AGO) and Low Pour Fuel Oil (LPFO) with a capacity of 500 Barrels Per Day (BPD) or 80,000 liters per day, used for firing boilers, furnaces, air heaters, fuel for ships and power generating sets. Bunker Fuel for Ships and Vessels can be produced from residue of petroleum refining operations. Estimated Cost: CIF, Installation, Training and Start-up: From $4.5 million.

Specialty Solvents Plant: A typical Solvents Plant utilizes Naphtha produced from the Crude Oil Refining Process as raw material for the production of commercial solvents used by the Ink, Aluminum and Paint Industries. The plant will be capable of producing Ink Oils used in the manufacture of lithographic printing inks for printing high-grade magazines, fine-quality commercial work and newspapers.

The plant can also produce Odorless Paint Thinners and Mineral Spirits for Oil Based Paints, packed in 5 gallons, 1 gallon and quart containers. Estimated Cost From $4.5 million for a portable solvent plant capable of producing 70,000 liters per day of mixed products, including CIF, Installation, Training and Start-up.

Industrial Lubricants, Greases and Gear Oil Plant: The modular plant is capable of producing a mixed quantity of Industrial Lubricants, Greases and Gear Oil with a capacity of 15,000 gallons per day. The Plant will manufacture various grades of Lubricant Oils produced by blending quantities of Naphthenic base oils with various additives and packed in 55-gallon drums, 5-gallon pails and smaller containers.

The plant could also produce various blends of higher concentration of Lubricants, Greases and Gear Oil products. The products will be designed to have long lasting friction free coating to penetrate, protect and lubricate moving and stationary metal surfaces. Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation, Training and Start-up: From $3.75 million.

Liquid Asphalt Production and Batch Plant: The Liquid Asphalt Plant can be designed to produce 1,000BPD 3,000BPD of Liquid Asphalt from Crude Oil or Fuel Oil/Residium as Raw Material. The Plant can be integrated with an Asphalt Batch Line for the production of Bituminous Pavement Materials used for Road Construction and Surfacing.

The Batch Line will be capable of producing Hot Mix Asphalt for Road Patching & Paving by mixing aggregates with Liquid Asphalt and Cement to produce from 3 tons/hr. Bituminous Pavement Material. Estimated Cost – Integrated 1,000BPD Liquid Asphalt and 3 tons/hr. Batch Plant – CIF, Installation, Training & Start-up – From $7.98 million.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Filling Plant: The LPG Filling Plant will commercially bottle Liquefied Petroleum Gas sourced from Processing Unit of a Gas Gathering Plant or a local Crude Oil Refinery, which will be bottled for domestic consumers. The LPG Filling Plant will have capacity to bottle a mix of 600-1,500 12.5kg, 15kg & 45kg cylinders per hour.

The Plant will come complete with 12-18 Heads Gas Filling Carousel, Piping System, Sprinkler System, Standby Power Generator, Chain Conveyor, Loading and Unloading Compressor Systems, 3 x LPG Tank Lorry Trucks and Gas Storage Tank, Pre-Engineered Factory Building, etc. Estimated Cost: CIF, Installation, Training & Start-up – $3.5 million.

Natural Gas & Diesel Power Generation Projects: Natural Gas & Diesel Electricity Power Plants are available for installation as independent and reliable continuous-run power generating units. The capacity of each unit range between 1MW and 3.25MW designed to utilize Natural Gas connected to a pipeline from a Gas Recovery and Processing Unit or Depot as well as Diesel, as fuel to power the plants. Estimated cost: From $980,000.

The Plants can be combined in multiple units to form a large power project with generating capacity of between 15MW and +100MW per location, complete with central control system allowing multiple units to function in parallel as load is added or dropped. A compact Trailer Unit of 25 MW Gas Turbine can also be supplied within 12 months of placing order. Estimated cost: From $16 million.

Aviation – New & Used Passenger & Cargo Aircrafts, Helicopters, Airport and Heliport Development & Expansion, Aviaonics & Spare Parts

Cargo Airport & Aircraft Maintenance Facility: A Cargo Airport and Aircrafts Maintenance Facility Project can serve as a hub for fast growing and evolving global Air Cargo as well as cost-effective regular Maintenance and C & D Checks of Aircraft Fleets in a developing region.

The development of a new international standard Cargo Airport & Aircraft Maintenance Facility or expansion of an existing Airport to serve the same purpose is estimated to cost between $180 million and +$250 million, covering the construction of facilities and structures to include:

 3,600 meter Runway and adjoining Taxiways & Air Traffic Control Tower

 Apron Area for Overnight Parking of Aircrafts

Pre-Engineered Terminal Building with four (4) Gate Loading Bridges

 Aircraft Maintenance Facility & Aircraft Tooling and Equipment

Eight Low Bay Cargo Buildings, High Bay Cargo Building and High Bay Cargo Facilities

 Airport Internal and External Roads, Gates and Parking Area

Fire Station, Fuel Depot, Electric Power Plants and Water Treatment & Supply System

Facilities for Shops and Concessionaire Operations, Air Cargo Handling Systems,

Storage and Warehousing

 Aircraft Maintenance Training School

A Pre-Engineered 4-Star 100 Room Hotel, complete with Furnishing & Fittings

The project will include the purchase of two Boeing 727 Cargo Aircrafts to provide Air Cargo services to local and International freight routes, as integrated part of the overall project implementation.

Services to be provided include:

 Air Cargo Processing & Handling Services

Scheduled Aircraft Maintenance Checks

 C and D Maintenance Checks

 Airline Passenger Service

Commuter Transportation

Helicopter Passenger & Emergency Services

Concessionaire Operations

Hotel Services


Used / Pre-Owned Commercial Aircrafts:

Boeing 737-204 Advanced Aircraft available for Inspection and Supply.

Navigational, Communication, Electronic Systems, Furnishing & Equipment List. Estimated Cost: From $3million to $8million depending on Aircraft Age and Flight Hours.

1982 Boeing 737-200:

Typical Specifications:


Total Hours: 69553

Total Cycles: 76015


Maximum taxi: 116000

Maximum takeoff: 115500

Maximum landing: 103000

Maximum zero fuel: 95000

Operator’s empty weight: 65037

Fuel capacity: 34552


Seating capacity: 122 Y CLASS

Galleys: 2 FWD & 2 AFT

Lavatories: 2 FWD & 2 AFT

Estimated Cost: From $3million to $5million depending on Aircraft Age and Flight Hours.

1985 Boeing 737-300 PAX:

Typical Specifications:


Auto flight Autopilot/FLT

Director , Air Data Computer, Flight Control Computer, Flight Mode Control Panel Auto Throttle Computer , Commun-ications VHF/Comm Panel

Audio SEL Panels , VHF Comm Transceiver Collins

PSGR Address , ACARS

Cockpit Voice Recorder , Instruments Flight Data Recorder Central Aural Warning Unit , TCAS, DME Transceiver and ADF Receiver, Standby Horizon and Marker Receiver

Equipment: 12 First Class / 112 Coach max seating per TCDS = 1491 fw lav / 2 aft , 4 Atlas Galleys, Life Vests, Escape path lighting

Extra Features: APU GTCP85 129CKB/ Honeywell TT 28,172 Time since last shop visit 2,264

Times: Total Time = 52,420 Cycles = 27,318 fresh “C” upon return, ” D” due March 07

Estimated Cost: From $12 million

 Helicopters and Heliports: Available new and used 2-7 Seater Basic & Executive series Helicopters are ideally suited for Private, Business and Utility Missions including Air Taxi, Sightseeing, Aerial Photography, News Reporting, Medical Emergencies, Police, Border & Coastal Patrol, Agricultural Spraying, Urban and Maritime Surveillance, etc.

Estimated Cost – CIF, including Painting to buyer’s colors, Test Flight and basic Training Run, from $455,000 through +$2 million.

Heliports can also be turnkey designed and constructed for hospitals, businesses and government offices. For rooftops, modular, steel and aluminum platforms can be constructed complete with lighting and fire protection system. Estimated Cost from $500,000.

Next week, we continue with business projects being financed at the moment in Nigeria by the US Ex-Im Bank through FinancialBridge and the process for securing this offshore funding for projects in the country.


The United States of America Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) is the official Export Credit Agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. This enables large and small U.S. companies to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

The Ex-Im Bank provides Working Capital Guarantees (Pre-Export Financing), Export Credit Insurance, Loan Guarantees and Direct Loans (Buyer Financing) to beneficiaries in countries around the world. These beneficiaries are availed the opportunity to fund new business initiatives and to finance the expansion of ongoing business concerns through accredited agents of the Ex-Im Bank.

One of the accredited agents of the US Ex-Im Bank with special focus on Nigeria’s business environment is FinancialBridge, a Florida, USA Corporation providing Export Finance and Business Credit Consulting Services to U.S. and International Private Companies and Government Agencies. FinancialBridge is represented in Nigeria by Energy Industry Development Initiative. In this review, we highlight 20 business projects the US Ex-Im Bank is ready to finance in Nigeria.

AGRO-BUSINESS Farming, Food Processing & Distribution Projects

1. Fish Processing, Cold Storage & Distribution Project: The project estimated to cost about $5.75 million, will be capable of processing 10-12 tons per 12 hour day of Fresh Fish (Tilapia, Grouper & Catfish), Pink & Grey Shrimps and Crawfish.

The overall goal of the project is to establish a Pre-Engineered Processing Facility in Coastal Fishing Communities that will be capable of processing Fresh Fish, Crawfish and Shrimps purchased from local Fisherman and Fishing Cooperatives for processing and distribution through a Network of ten (10) Fish Shops to be located throughout various markets. The project will also incorporate Smokehouse Equipment capable of producing Smoked Fish & Crawfish Products for International and Local sales.

The project will not be involved in fishing or fish trawling but will provide opportunity to Fishermen that are compelled to smoke dry the day’s catch as a means of preservation, while leftover fresh fish are normally sold in local markets at give away prices to avoid spoilage. The project will ensure proper care in cleaning, handling and packaging the fish, thereby eliminating the fish from spoilage and supply a consistent source of high quality fresh fish free from contamination.

Main Processing Facility:

14,000 sq. ft. Pre-Engineered Project Building with 6,000 sq. ft. Refrigerated Warehouse, Cold Storage and Refrigeration System, Fish, Crawfish & Shrimp

Packaging & Processing Equipment, Standby Power Plant, Industrial Ice Production Equipment, 5 x 2.5 Ton Refrigerated Trucks, Tools and Accessories and 3,500 sq. ft. Wholesale & Retail Fish Market attached to the facility.

Ten (10) x 1,500 sq. ft. Pre-Engineered Fish Shops, each complete with 20 ft. containerized Cold Storage, Refrigerated Counters & Industrial Freezers, as well as portable Power Generators

Smokehouse Equipment

Delivery Support Boats.

Industrial Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

Walk-in Coolers, Freezers and Refrigeration Units:

2. Meat Processing and Packing Plant: The Meat Processing and Packing Plant will process a mixed quantity of Cattle, Goats and Pigs to be sourced from the local heads. The project’s main products line will include Processed Beef Cuts as primal and sub wraps, showing different parts of the meats like Steaks, Middle Meats, etc. Other meat products to be produced will include Goat Meat Cuts, Pork and Pig Meat Cuts, Bacon and Sausage Products, Tenderized and Smoked Meat Parts, etc.

The meat products will be packed in preprinted vacuum-sealed packages under modified atmospheres to retard microbiological spoilage and prevent discoloration of products. The products will be stored in the Plant’s Cold Storage and Refrigeration Systems and distributed to supermarkets utilizing three (3) 20-ton Refrigerated Delivery Trucks initially.

The Plants, Machinery and Equipment list include:

Pre-Engineered Administrative Building

Pre-Engineered Metal Factory Building, complete with Slaughter & Processing Equipment

Bone Grinding – Boiler Building.

Cold Storage and Refrigeration Systems

Smokehouse, Sausage and Bacon Processing Equipment

Tenderization & Sterilization Equipment

Processing and Freeze Packing Equipment

Meat Packaging Equipment & Accessories

Pre-Printed Packing Materials and Sanitation Equipment

1,000KVA Standby Electric Power Generators

2×1 Forklift Truck

3 x 20-ton Refrigerated Trucks

Water Bore Hole Pumps & Tanks, etc.

Estimated Cost: CIF of Plant, Machinery and Equipment, Installation and Start-up: From $4.85 million.

3. Fruit Juice Processing Plant: A 20-30 ton per day Fruit Juice Processing Facility can process and package up to 3,000 liter/hr. of various Juices and Spring Grade Water, bottled and packed in PET and or Pouch Systems.

The system will be designed to wash, prepare and juice a range of citrus and tropical fruits, blow heat set bottles from pre-forms, blending of fortified water and juice based products, flash pasteurization and sanitizing of the filling system, bottles and caps. The system will accommodate 0.5 and 0.75-liter PET bottles with 28mm screw caps or Pouch Drinking System.

Juice Processing Equipment:

2 x 60 Hl raw Juice Holding Tanks with agitators, glycol jacket and cladding and Juice concentrate drum handling and dispensing system.

In-line blending system complete with 15 Hl. batching tank and two 30 Hl. packaging holding tanks.

Single tank CIP/SIP system with Oxine activation unit for cleaning and sanitizing process lines and tanks.

Product transfer hoses for the juice processing area.

Stainless steel hose and bottle cap sanitizing bath.

“PurePass” “Hot Fill” pasteurization system rated at 30 Hl/Hr for non-carbonated products complete with feed tank, filler supply tank and CIP/SIP system.

Oxine activation units to allow the high strength, activated Oxine (4,000 ppm plus), to be used throughout the plant at different concentration levels for sanitizing.

Stretch blow moulding machine for 6,000 BPH with automatic pre-form feeder and hopper, heat exchanger, chiller, compressors, air distribution and filter package.

Two sets – Moulds for 0.5 and 0.75 liter PET bottles with 28mm caps.

PET Bottle Rinser, Filler and 28 mm. screw capping system for juice hot fill and non- carbonated water packaging.

Filler frame and shroud for sterile filling operations.

Pre-rinse unit and Rotary feed table & Slat band chain infeed conveyor

Slat band chain discharge conveyor & Glue wrap around labeler

Shrink wrapper, Tray conveyors, and Ink jet printer

In-feed and discharge interface and build back control.

Pouch Packaging System and Equipment capable of producing up to 7,200 pouches an hour at 100% efficiency:

Pouch filling system for 250 ml. plastic film pouches for water and juice products.

Discharge conveyor and full pouch hopper.

Utilities & QC Equipment:

1x 40 ft. reefer box and 3 Ton chiller unit for raw juice storage tanks to chill the juice for storage

50 HP Steam Boiler With condensate returns and blow down tank

Utilities pipe work and fittings for connecting to the process and packaging plant

Laboratory equipment for in-plant QA for bottled water and juice analysis

Control and Spare parts for 1 year operation

Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation and Start-up: From $6.5 million.

4. Water Bottling & Soft Drink Production Plant: The Plant will be capable of bottling 56,000 Gallons of Processed Water per day packed in .5, 1 & 5 Liter Bottles as well as produce Carbonated Soft Dinks in different flavors, packed in 12oz & 24oz PET Bottles.

Water Bottling Plants, Machinery and Equipment List:

Water Treatment Equipment with State-of-the-art Reverse Osmosis System & Bottling Line

Water Bacteria Protection System

5 Liter + Washer and Filler

Dual Tank Commercial Multimedia Filter:

Dual Tank Commercial Carbon Filter & Anti Scalent Injection System

Purified Water Storage Tanks & Ozone Disinfections Systems:

Small Bottle Packaging System & Shrink Wrapping System

Automatic Bottle Unscrambler & Case Packer

Cleanroom Air Filtration and Pressurization System

Blow Molding System & Standard Test Equipment Package

PET Plastic Bottle Production Line – .5, 1 and 5 Liter Bottles

Water Bottle Molds:

Soft Drinks (Soda) Production Line:

Carbon Dioxide Carbonation Machine:


Modular Steel Factory Building – 80’x 100’x25’

1,000 KVA Caterpillar Standby Power Plants.

Estimated Cost- CIF, Installation of Plants, Machinery and Equipment, Training and Start-up: From $3.6 million.

5. Micro Brewery Plant: Micro Brewery Plant with annual capacity of 15,000 Hectoliters designed to produce Lager Beer, Malted Beverages, Bottled Water and Soft Drinks (soda), with minimum consolidated daily production broken down to:

2,982/22 oz Bottles of Beer per day

5,352/12 oz Bottles of Beer per day

3,894/12 oz Bottles of Malt per day

1,200/12oz Bottles of Mixed Soft Drinks per day 1,200/12oz Bottles of Mixed Diet Soft Drinks per day.

Production Plants, Machinery & Support Equipment List:

Malt Handling and Milling Equipment:

Brewhouse Equipment

Cellar Equipment , Valves and Fittings

Packaging/ Racking System

Lab Equipment

Bottle Filling Equipment

Keg Filling and Cleaning Equipment

Tunnel Pasteurizer

Glycol System Piping and Control

Steam System Piping and Controls

Keg Washing & Filling Machines

Fermenting and Storage Tanks

Water Filtration Equipment

Level Gauge and Air compressor

Yeast Propagation Plant, Tank and Control System

K Mash & Wort Kettle

Kettle Drive (Overhead Drive) & Steel Furnace

Natural Gas or Diesel Burner & Conical Kettle Dome

Inner Light Fixture & Sprinkling Pipe

Whirlpool & Accessories , Steam Condensing Pipe

CIP-Unit , Hot Water Tank ,Steam Heated Heat Exchanger

12-Head Bottling Line

Power Plant

Project Building

Estimated Cost: CIF, Installation, Training and Start-up: From $5.5 million.

6. Commercial Cassava Farming and Processing Project: The Integrated Cassava Cultivation and Processing Project will be designed as a viable commercial enterprise to utilize available farmland to cultivate Cassava, which has very high secondary product demand as industrial raw materials, apart from domestic consumption demand of various Cassava Food Products.

A Processing Unit will be designed to process 100 to 500 Tons per day of Raw Cassava into Industrial / Commercial Starch and other mixed products of Flour, Garri, Chips, Pellets, Animal Feed and or Glucose Syrup/Powder. The Cassava Farming aspect of the project will be capable of employing over 3,000 workers and cultivate from 500 through 1,000 hectares of farmland.

Applications of Cassava (Tapioca) Starch in Food and Non-Food Industries include:

Filler – Increasing the content of solids in canned soups, ice creams, fruit preserves, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Binder – Binding the products and preventing drying during cooking as in sausages and meat preserves, etc.

Stabilizer – Using the high water-holding capacity as in ice creams, baking powders, etc.

Textile – Size for warp threads to reduce warp breaks and shredding on looms. Printing Starch to thicken dyes and act as carrier for color. Finishing Starch to improve stiffness and weight (Native or Oxidized Starch).

Thickener – Using the paste properties, as in soup, baby food, sauces & gravies.

Paper – To improve strength, increase resistance to folding, etc, and on surface to improve appearance and resistance. For corrugated and laminated paper and paper board box.

As Binder For Industrial Uses – Ceiling board, Gypsum board, Feedstuff (Aquafeed and Livestock Feeds).

Other Industrial Uses – Decomposable Plastic Bags, Tire Industry, as Glue for Plywood Industry and Detergents.

Processing Plants and Machinery include:

Weighing Scales

Root Washing , Burner and Automatic Washing Machine

Chopping & Rasping Equipment & Washing Tower and Desanding Equipment

Cassava Peeling Machine & Automatic Chipping System Machine

Starch Extraction and Pulp Dewatering

Starch Concentration and Fine Fiber Sieving

De-Hydrating Line & Pulp Dewatering Sieve; Washing Tanks and Packaging Bags

Grinding Machine & Extraction/pulp dewatering Unit

Concentration Line & Starch washing & Dewatering Equipment

Drying and Bagging – Pneumatic Flash Dryer

Concentration & Refining Unit , Feed hopper & Discharge belt conveyor

Inclined belt conveyor , Dry cleaning drum & Peel Water Pump

Horizontal, Screw Chopper, Inclined belt conveyor & Feed hopper

Estimated Cost: Cassava Farming Project (Cultivation of +500 Hectares): From $5.75 million.

Estimated Cost: Cassava Processing Plant of 100 tons to 500 tons per day covering CIF, Installation, Training, & Start-up: From $4.8 million through $11 million.

7. Plantain, Cassava and Potato Chips/Flakes Production Plant: The Plant will be designed to process up to 6,500lbs/hr of mixed Raw Materials of Plantain, Cassava and Potato into Chips and Flake Products, packaged in 6oz to 20oz Pre-Printed Packs.

Plantain Chips: Estimated Cost: CIF, Installation, Training and Start-up: From: $2.82millio

8. Canned Tomato Paste Manufacturing Plant: Canned Tomato Paste Manufacturing Project capable of processing between 2,500 to 6,000 metric tons of Tomato into Canned Tomato Paste Products.

A small scale plant capable of producing 30-40 (12oz/340grams) Cans of Tomato Paste per minute is estimated to cost $5.7 million, including Processing Plants & Machinery, Pre-Engineered Factory Building and Standby Power Plant

A medium scale plant capable of producing 90-100 (12oz/340grams) Cans of Tomato Paste per minute is estimated to cost $9.25 million, including Processing Plants & Machinery, Pre-Engineered Factory Building and Standby Power Plant.

The Tomato Paste Making Machinery includes:

Washing & Sorting Line

Elevator for Fruit, Crusher

De-Pulper & Pre-Heating Unit

Buffer Tank & Vacuum Evaporator

Storage Tank

 Hot Kneader Rotary tank & Automatic Filler

Can Making Line:

Automatic Sheet Feeding Machine

Automatic Tandem Slitters

Cutter Grinder Machine & Outside Lacquer Coating Machine

Automatic Flanging Machine & Automatic End Seamer

Magnetic Elevator & Automatic Body Conveyor

Body Welder , Generator, Exhaust Box

Auto-Seamer, Automatic Can Pasteurizer

Coller Empty Can Feeding Equipment

Pipe for Juice Conveyor , Hygienic System, Conveyor System

Small Tomato Packing System

Automatic Sheet Feeding Machine with Oiling Device

Automatic Gang Slitter & Automatic Strip Feed Pres with Mould

Automatic Curling Machine & Connecting Conveyor

Automatic Lining/Drying Machine & Horizontal End Stacker

9. Fish, Shrimp & Crawfish Trawling Project: Available U.S. manufactured and Pre-Owned fully refurbished Fish, Shrimp/Crawfish Trawlers are in average of 8-15 years old and powered by engines of various models, max speed of 20-40 knots, complete with Navigation / Radio Equipment, GPS Fish/Shrimp Finders, Crew Cabins, Refrigerated Fish/Shrimp Holds and Fiberglass Work Area on Deck. Estimated Cost: Including Cost of Pre-owned Vessel, Refurbishing & Training From $950,000 through $7.1 million.

10 Solid Mineral Mining and Processing Project: Plants and Machinery for use in mining and processing a wide range of solid minerals into commercial and processed exportable raw materials, including Limestone, Clay, Kaolin, Dolomite, Silica Sand, Pyrite, Bauxite, Gypsum, etc.

The Plants and Machinery for a typical solid mineral mining and processing plant will include Crushers, Screens, Machine Feeders, Washing Equipment, Conveyors, Scales, Power Plants, Wheel Loaders, Loader Backhoes, Skid Steer Loaders, Dozers, Excavators, Scrapers, and Cranes, capable of processing up to 20 100 tons per day of related solid mineral products.

Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation and Start-up: including CIF, Installation, Training, & Start-up from $1.2 million through $7.5 million.

A Solid Mineral Processing and Milling Project can also be established to process the lumps and chips of various solid minerals and milled into various export grades of industrial powders of 250 mesh to 1,000 mesh and bagged in 25 kg bags for marketing, depending on local and international buyers’ requirements.

Units of Hammer Mills and Ball Milling Machines will be installed to mill crushed lumps of Dolomite, Granite, Marble, Limestone, Kaolin, Mica and Gypsum into dust range of between 0-20 and further reduced to very fine industrial powder of 250 mesh to 1,000 mesh. By varying the screen size, shaft speed or configuration, the mills can dramatically alter the finished size of the product being ground. Faster speed, a smaller screen and more hammers and addition of ball grinders will result in finer end products of 250-1000 mesh quality. Each component can be changed individually or modified to produce the precise grind required.

Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation and Start-up: $5.25 million.

11 Dredging and Commercial Sand Production Project: Fully equipped Dredger capable of excavating approximately 300 cubic yards of commercial grade sand per hour, utilizing 8′ x 10′ dredge pump. The Dredger uses a hydraulic, submersible 12″ radial fan pump mounted at the end of the boom behind a shrouded, horizontal cutterhead. The pump is rated at 3,500-gpm slurry with a maximum T.D.H. (slurry s.g. 1.25) @ 881 rmp w/2,000 feet discharge length.

Dredge functions are controlled by a diesel/hydraulic power unit driven by a turbo-charged diesel engine with 325 hp at 2,200 rpm. The operator’s cab comes complete with Air Conditioning.

Estimated Cost CIF, Training, Operation and Start-up: $559,000.

12. Portable Sawmill and Wood Processing Project: A typical Wood Processing Project incorporates 4 Portable Sawmills with advanced hydraulics, each with industry-leading 62HP diesel engine for primary sawing of various sizes and types of log into sawn timber products. The plant will be capable of processing wood into export grade Boards, Plywood, Casings, Baseboards, Crowns, Standard Moldings, Chair Rails, Dentils, Mantels, Accessory Blocks, Flooring, Doors and Accessories.

The project will also have three (3) integrated Solar Drying Kiln Systems with solar collectors, three insulated walls, aluminum flashings, drip cap, clear plastic roofing, passage doors and air intake door, distribution and circulation fans, each with a capacity of 3000 bd.ft. Solar energy enters through clear plastic roof, hits the black painted surfaces of the interior walls, baffles and is converted to heat. Three fans circulate dry air drawn from adjusted vent to pickup moisture from lumber piles. Temperature of over 20 degrees is easily achieved for drying.

Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation, Training and Start-up: From $710,000.

13. Portable ConcreteRoofing Tiles Plant: The Portable Concrete Roofing Tiles Plant will be supplied in manual, semi-automated and fully automated models, capable of producing complete range of Roofing Tiles, Ridges and Caps, with capacities of minimum 60 tiles per minute or 2,000 – 50,000 roofing tiles per 16hr/day, with fully Acrylic Painting and Stretch Wrapping.

Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation, Training, & Start-up, from $100,000 through

$4.5 million.

14. Corrugated Long Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets & Allied Product Project: The Plants & Machinery will have two lines, with one line producing 16,335 Feet/Day of Corrugated Aluminum Roofing Sheets in 0.35 mm, 0.45 mm, 0.55 mm and 0.70 mm as well as 1,900 Feet/Day of Roofing Ridges, Gutters, Claddings and Roofing Accessories.

The second line will produce Profiles, Aluminum Door & Window Frames as well as Pre-Fabricated Panels and Accessories for construction of Factory, Commercial Buildings and Private Homes.

The project can be expanded into a second phase that would incorporate additional equipment to produce a wide range of aluminum products including Cooking Utensils, Pots and Pans, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinders (12kg & 4kg), Ladders, Automobile Parts and Components, etc.

The raw materials for the manufacture of Corrugated Long Span Aluminum Roofing Sheets, Cladding, Roof Gutters, Ridges and Roofing Accessories, as well as Pre-Fabricated Panels and Accessories for Factory/Commercial Buildings and Private Homes will include Painted Mill Finish Aluminum Coils with dimensions of 0.014″(0.35mm) x 49.213″ through 0.028″ (0.70mm) x 49.213″), while Cold Rolled Mill Finished Aluminum Coils of various sheet thicknesses will be used in the production of Windows and Doors Frames as well as Profiles for Railings, Partitioning, Cashers Cubicles and Roof Gutters.

Estimate cost: CIF, including Installation, Start-up Pre-Painted Raw Materials (Coils), Pre-Engineered Factory Building, Standby Power Plant and Lift Trucks: From

$5.5 million.

15. General Electronic Products Assembly Plant: The project will involve supply and installation of Plants & Machinery to assemble Complete Knock Down (CKD) Components into E-Commerce and General Electronic Products, including GSM Phone Sets, Desktop / Laptop Computers, Central, Window, Wall and Splits Air-conditioning Units, expandable to assemble other products in the future depending on market demand.

Project Implementation will also cover supply of 3 months CKD Stock of the products to be assembled as well as installation of Support Facilities including 80’x100’x25′ Pre-Engineered Steel Factory Building, 600 KVA Standby Caterpillar Power Generator, Satellite Based Wireless Internet System and Walking 4500-Lb Pallet Truck / Rider 6000-Lb Pallet Trucks. Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation and Start-up from:

$2.75 million.

16. Fertilizer Blending Plant – 60 Ton/hour – packed in 50 kg. Bags: The Plant will produce Multi-Nutrient Fertilizer known as NPK Fertilizer by blending raw materials of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). The Plants, Machinery and Equipment of the 60 tons per day Fertilizer Blending and Bagging Project, estimated to cost from $5.85million.

Equipment: Self-Contained Lump Buster with 304 stainless steel housing and 3′-6” (1.06M) x (4.12M) wide charging hopper with low lip and mounted over elevator intake. Complete with 30 horsepower (22 Kw) totally enclosed fan cooled motorized speed reduction drive. Unit is shipped completely assembled.

Bucket Elevator- 20” (508 mm) x 52” (1320.8 mm) x 73′-0” (22.3 M) discharge height having stainless steel boot with clean-out door. Intermediate and head section of type 304 stainless steel. Elevator is supplied with gravity take-up assembly, including boot sprocket with shaft and double seal take-up bearings. Elevator also includes double interlock pillow block bearings, head shaft, split flanged rim head sprocket and combination chain with attachments ever 3rd link, and 16” (406.4 mm) x 8′ (203.2 mm) Bucket

Heavy Duty 8-Way Distributor, complete with motorized controls. Distributor Housing and internal spout are fabricated of type 304 stainless Steel. Complete with indicator switches to indicate spout position. Spouts to hopper compartments and one spout direct to mixer. Spouting of all 304 stainless steel construction.

Compartment Hopper consisting of: (6) 15 metric tons compartments of all 3/16” (4.76 mm) and ¼” (6.35 mm) steel plate construction. Total hopper capacity is 90 metric tons. Also included are access doors for each compartment. It is recommended that hopper be sandblasted inside and out and coated with coal tar epoxy paint or fabricated of stainless steel. Hopper to be knocked down match-marked and welded in the field to minimize shipping cost.

14” (355.6 mm) Pneumatically Operated Totally Enclosed Salem Valve of stainless steel construction with pneumatic cylinders with Stainless steel rods to be mounted on bottom of hoppers; stainless steel solenoid valve sets for the operation of valves: Canvas Socks and stainless steel clamp bands, provided for dust tight connection to weigh Hopper. Gates extra heavy duty.

17. Hydrated Lime Plant: The Hydrated Lime Plant will process locally available Limestone into Commercial and Export Grade Hydrated Lime Products packed in 50kg Bags. Hydrated Lime (calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2), also known as slaked lime, is a dry powder manufactured by adding water to quicklime, converting the oxide to hydroxide. To produce lime, crushed limestone is burned in a kiln at temperatures ranging from 8900 to 13400C. A dissociation reaction takes place when the limestone is broken down, releasing CO2 and producing CaO or CaO.MgO (quicklime).

Hydrated Lime has a wide industrial application in the Paper, Polymer, Healthcare, Paint, Water Treatment and Asphalt. Hydrated Lime is commonly used as a softeningagent in water treatment as well as a mineral filler and stiffener in binding hot mix asphalt. Estimated Cost – CIF, Installation and Start-up: From $15.8million.

18. Waste Collection, Processing and Recycling Project: The Waste Collection, Processing and Recycling Project is designed to collect Household and Industrial Wastes, including Plastics, Scrap Metals, Paper and Tires, etc., and processed into reusable and marketable raw materials.

The plant is structured as an integrated viable commercial unit, operating three levels of Waste Collection, Sorting and Processing, with a capacity of 50-100 tons per day. The Project content will include Waste Processing & Recycling Plants, Front and Side Loading Garbage Trucks, Handling Equipment & Materials, Home and Office Outdoor Rollout Waste/Garbage Containers, Utility & Support Equipment, etc.

Estimated cost: From $5.75million, covering CIF, Installation, Training & Start-up.

19. VSAT Wireless Telephone and Internet Network Project: The project will involve the utilization of Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) equipment to develop a Wireless Telephone and Internet Network Project capable of utilizing the Network to provide between 1,000 domestic and 10,000 commercial VoIP Telephone Lines, complete with Cordless and Desktop Handsets and Wireless Receiver Units for rural and urban subscribers communities.

The VSAT Wireless Network System can also be configured to facilitate establishment of Digital Wireless Network Centers as Digital Community Resource Cafés to additionally provide Commercial Internet Services, Commercial E-mail Accounts, Web Design and Hosting, Telephone Interlink, Commercial Pre-Paid Calling Card Services and Bandwidth Leasing. Other services will include LAN Administration, Corporate and Commercial Internet and E-mail Access Services to other standard ISP Accounts, Set up of LANs for Corporate Clients, VSAT Point-to-Point Links, Pre-Paid Pay Phone Services and Computer Training for schools, employees of Government agencies, private companies and local communities.

The project will start with the deployment of a high-speed satellite link that will feed a series of transmission towers in turn connected to the end users. The Network Architecture will be fed with a 3.7 satellite link via a satellite dish located on the top of an antenna structure and connected to a Network Operation Center (NOC).

Estimated Cost: CIF, Installation, Training & Start-up and Network Management:

$7.5 million.

2. Portable VSAT Satellite Internet & VoIP Telephone Systems: Commercial IT Projects can be established involving development of Digital Communications Cafes utilizing High-Speed Wireless Internet Satellite Systems, each connected 24 hr/day to provide private IP address on a leased or shared line of up to 2Mbps in download and 512Kbps for upload. The portable system can also provide Voice, Fax and High Speed Internet to remote domestic homes or commercial offices where local telephone carriers are not available.

Each portable unit will be capable of providing Web Access, E-mail Services, Prepaid VoIP Telephones and Fax by Satellite Service. The units can be configured for network solution and will not require local ISP connectivity and come ready-made for easy deployment within a multiple Digital Communications Cafes, which will be housed in Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings shipped along with the equipment.


Africa and the Middle-East

Central and Eastern Europe

European Union

Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Takjikistan, etc.

India, the Caribbean and Pakistan

The development of a Digital Communications Café complete with Portable Satellite Internet System, Accessories, Desktop Computers, Software, One (1) Year Prepaid Access Fees, Backup Generators, etc. Estimated Cost: From $100,000, while portable units for single homes or offices cost from $15,000.

20. Professional Skill Outsourcing Support Facility: The Professional Skill Outsourcing Support Facility has capacity to utilize over 1,000 local Professionals from locations in developing economies to provide services to European and American Companies seeking cheaper Telecom, IT Networking, Insurance, Banking, Financial, Software and Retail Services. Companies from developed economies turn to developing countries with English speaking educated workforce to grow Telecom infrastructure capable of providing Back-Office Support.

The Center will be designed, equipped and fitted with IT and Telecom Facilities as a Business Service Provider and up to the standard of similar Offshore Back-Office Service facilities around the world. Some developing countries have large IT-workforces that can easily be retrained to standards acceptable to companies in the United States and Europe, to serve as Internet and E-commerce Applications and Database Administrators, Software Engineering/Programmers/Analysts, Network Specialists and Communication Engineers.

Other retrained skilled professionals can provide services in Bookkeeping, Inventories, Data Entries, eAccounting, Payroll Processing and Management, Data Conversion, Call/Contact Services, Drawing Conversion, Component Procurement Services, Accounting, Insurance Claims Processing, E-commerce Transaction Support, Live Online Enquiry Handling, Customer Support, Tele Marketing, Transaction Processing, Travel and Hospitality Services, etc.

Many Foreign Banks engage employees at India -Bangalore Centers to process transactions for the banks’ offices in New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo and London. A company in India provides call center and claims processing services for about 25 major corporate clients, mainly financial services companies such as U.S. Credit Card Firms. American CPA Firms and other Corporations in the U.S. outsource preparation of Financial Statements, Payroll Summaries, Income-Tax Returns or other Accounting Outputs to companies in countries that have skilled English speaking manpower.

Estimated Cost of Installation of Pre-Engineered Building to house the Professional Skill Outsourcing Support Facility complete with IT, Telecommunication and Support Equipment capable of training and utilizing over 1,000 Professional for Back Office Support From: $7.5 million.

Next week we continue the highlights of business projects the US Ex-Im Bank is ready to finance in Nigeria and review the process for accessing the funding by Nigerian entrepreneurs.

To be continued.