Complex System Manufacturing
NexGenDesal™ Plants are designed as multiples of 1,000 m3/day “Units," assembled as standardized, skid-mounted subsystem “Modules." Upon order, the Modules will be assembled and tested in a factory setting, and shipped to the plant site to be integrated in a “Plug & Play” fashion. In comparison to the prevailing "Engineer, Procure, Construct” (EPC) method of project fulfillment, Complex System Manufacturing:
- Speeds Projects to Market (e.g., manufacturing can commence prior to permitting, more activities can occur in parallel)
- Minimizes Disruption of Operations During Plant Expansions (e.g. lowers the risk of unplanned downtime from construction-related incidents, maximizes revenue stream by minimizing shutdown duration)
- Minimizes and Controls Risk (e.g., protects against permitting delays, minimizes weather impacts, eliminates craft labor shortages, ensures predictable schedule performance)
- Reduces Project Costs (e.g., minimizes project specific engineering, maximizes value engineering and supply chain management savings, produces persistent economies of scale, enables multi-plant spares packaging that reduces anchor inventory)
- Improves Project Performance (e.g., produces a single, multi-plant experience curve, optimizes ISO 9000 quality management processes, enables continuous improvement of product design and operator training)
Enabling Small, Distributed, Community-Based Seawater Desalination
For Small, Distributed, Community-Based seawater desalination plants to effectively compete with the prevailing large, regional water treatment model, a number of scale economies must be addressed.
NexGenDesal plants can compete with large, regional systems on a CapEx basis by securing equal or greater economies of scale through standardization and manufacturability.
Having the lowest specific power consumption gives us a head start on OpEx competitiveness. Lights-out operability enables regional O&M operations that allow us to compete on an OpEx basis with large, regional systems by spreading OpEx over multiple plants. Predictive diagnostics reduces our spares inventory, while standardization allows us to reduce spares inventory even further by spreading the spares package over multiple plants.
Competitive Cost Of Money
Standardized Technical Risk and O&M Risk facilitates Standardized Multi-Plant A/B Loan Financing that will allow us to compete on a Cost of Money basis with large, regional water treatment systems by spreading the legal, technical, and administrative costs of project financing over multiple plants.