USTDA Success Stories

East Asia

Opening China's Market for the Export of U.S.-Manufactured Equipment OPENING CHINA'S MARKET FOR THE EXPORT OF U.S.-MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT
Working in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank, a 120 megawatt (MW) coal mine methane power facility is producing electricity in China based on the results of a USTDA-funded study. This power facility includes over $56 million in exports of U.S.-manufactured goods and services from across the United States.
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Latin America and the Caribbean

Small Renewable Energy Company Brings Value to Reverse Trade Mission SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY BRINGS VALUE TO REVERSE TRADE MISSION
Following a meeting with FirmGreen Inc., a small renewable-energy company, the Agency recognized the value the firm would bring to an upcoming Brazil waste-to-energy reverse trade mission and quickly arranged for the Brazilian delegation to visit the company’s facilities in Orange County, CA.
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Clean Energy for the Americas Program Helps Open Brazil's Energy Market for U.S. companies CLEAN ENERGY FOR THE AMERICAS PROGRAM HELPS OPEN BRAZIL'S ENERGY MARKET FOR U.S. COMPANIES
As part of USTDA's focus on expanding clean energy power generation in emerging markets, the Agency launched the Clean Energy of the Americas Program in 2009 to introduce Latin American project sponsors to U.S. companies in the wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and waste-to-energy industries.
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Reverse Trade Mission Connects U.S. Companies with Sales Opportunities in Brazil's Rail Sector REVERSE TRADE MISSION CONNECTS U.S. COMPANIES WITH SALES OPPORTUNITIES IN BRAZIL'S RAIL SECTOR
USTDA played a pivotal role in the sale of 55 General Electric locomotives, which were manufactured in Grove City and Erie, PA, to MRS Logstica, a Brazilian rail company. By sponsoring a reverse trade mission for 10 delegates from the Brazilian rail sector to the United States, USTDA provided a forum for procurement decision makers to examine U.S. capabilities in the area of railroad rehabilitation and modernization.
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Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia

Powering Development in Jordan POWERING DEVELOPMENT IN JORDAN
Jordan’s 52.5 megawatt Shams Ma’an photovoltaic (PV) power plant will be the largest PV facility in the Middle East when it is completed in 2016. U.S.-headquartered First Solar Inc. co-developed the planned facility with Jordan’s Kawar Group, which had previously partnered with USTDA to conduct a feasibility study into the viability of PV solar in the area.
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Egyptian Ammonia Plant Opens Following USTDA-Funded Study EGYPTIAN AMMONIA PLANT OPENS FOLLOWING USTDA-FUNDED STUDY
An ammonia production plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt, was constructed using more than $275 million in U.S. exports of goods and services. A USTDA-funded early investment analysis for the project sponsor, Egypt Basic Industries Corporation (EBIC), laid the ground work for EBIC to move forward with this project, which is providing significant economic benefits to the Egyptian economy.
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Treating Solid Waste in Morocco TREATING SOLID WASTE IN MOROCCO
City officials in Fes, Morocco were concerned in the late 1990s that solid waste, if not managed properly, would contribute to public health problems and poor living conditions. Responding to a request by the Communaut Urbaine de la Wilaya de Fes (CUWF), the regions inter-city government authority, USTDA recognized a long-term opportunity and funded a feasibility study to evaluate possible solutions to Fes waste management needs.
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Powering Turkeys Development with Renewable Energy POWERING TURKEY'S DEVELOPMENT WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY
Based on the results of a USTDA-funded investment analysis, the largest privately owned geothermal facility in Turkey became operational in May 2009. The 47.5 megawatt plant was built in the Aydin-Germencik geothermal field by the Gurmat Energy Investment and Trade Company, a private Turkish company.
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South and Southeast Asia

Implementing Smart Power in India IMPLEMENTING SMART POWER IN INDIA
USTDA has supported a number of pilot projects and technical assistance (TA) that provide analysis and introduce favorable policies to enable smart grid implementation. For instance, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, a utility serving 4.5 million people in northern India, recently implemented all of the recommendations from a USTDA-funded TA on distribution automation.
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Helping Emerging Economies Achieve Category 1 HELPING EMERGING ECONOMIES ACHIEVE CATEGORY 1
USTDA supported the Philippines’ efforts to obtain Category 1, the highest aviation safety rating from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). USTDA sponsored a reverse trade mission for aviation leaders, including officials from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), who participated in the FAA’s 2013 Asia-Pacific Flight Standards Meeting.
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Ford Meter Box Expands Exports FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS EXPANDS EXPORTS FOLLOWING USTDA REVERSE TRADE MISSION
After winning a bid to perform an Asian Development Bank-funded project in Vietnam, Ford Meter Box Company, Inc., a private, family-owned business based in Wabash, Indiana, was eager to increase its sales in country. Despite their concentrated efforts, however, the company faced several challenges expanding into this growing market until they participated in a USTDA-funded reverse trade mission.
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Biomicrobics: Fast Results in the Philippines BIOMICROBICS: FAST RESULTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
In June 2010, during an environmental workshop in the Philippines, USTDA introduced representatives from the Manila Water Company (MWC) to Bio-Microbics, a small business headquartered in Shawnee, Kansas. As a direct result of this workshop and an ongoing USTDA-funded feasibility study on wastewater treatment facilities in the Philippines, Bio-Microbics secured new sales contracts with MWC.
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Clean Energy, Clear Benefits in Thailand CLEAN ENERGY, CLEAR BENEFITS IN THAILAND
In recent years, USTDA has helped Thailands state-owned oil and gas company, PTT, identify the optimum design and specifications for the countrys first liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal at Map Ta Phut.
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Saving Lives: Integrating Disaster Warning Systems in Thailand SAVING LIVES: INTEGRATING DISASTER WARNING SYSTEMS IN THAILAND
Prone to natural disasters, Thailand has taken steps to improve warning systems to prevent further loss of life since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. USTDA is proud to have played a role in Thailands efforts that led to the purchase of more than 270 U.S.-manufactured warning towers and other weather forecasting and disaster response equipment valued at more than $15 million.
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Vietnam Airlines Awards Contract to Sabre Holdings Following USTDA-Funded Assistance VIETNAM AIRLINES AWARDS CONTRACT TO SABRE HOLDINGS FOLLOWING USTDA-FUNDED ASSISTANCE
Sabre, Inc. of Southland, Texas, has won a contract valued at nearly $54 million to supply its Internet booking engine, and e-commerce and passenger service systems to Vietnam Airlines. This success was made possible by a USTDA-funded technical assistance program conducted by Unisys Corporation, based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
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PetroVietnam Awards Contract to U.S. Firm to Build New Refinery Complex PETROVIETNAM AWARDS CONTRACT TO U.S. FIRM TO BUILD NEW REFINERY COMPLEX
To assist PetroVietnam build its Nghi Son Refinery, USTDA organized a reverse trade mission to the United States for senior procurement officials, introducing them to leading petrochemical companies who could play a leading role in its implementation.
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Sub-Saharan Africa

Introducing U.S. Companies to African Leaders INTRODUCING U.S. COMPANIES TO AFRICAN LEADERS
In advance of the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, USTDA hosted reverse trade missions to Chicago, IL and Houston, TX for ministers from eight of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. The leaders discussed their plans to modernize and expand their transportation and energy infrastructure with U.S. industry representatives, state and local officials, and federal government experts.
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Building a stronger agricultural base in Africa BUILDING A STRONGER AGRICULTURAL BASE IN AFRICA
In 2010 and 2011, USTDA organized two agribusiness reverse trade missions, which brought farmers from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States to meet with U.S. companies and observe U.S. agricultural operations. These visits led to a number of export successes for U.S. companies, demonstrating that the RTM program successfully introduced African farmers to U.S. equipment and service providers.
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USTDA Brings Broadband Access to Africa USTDA BRINGS BROADBAND ACCESS TO AFRICA
As a direct result of USTDA's investment in the visit of a ministerial-level delegation to the United States and a regional ICT conference, over $400 million in U.S. equipment and services exports were utilized by African project managers to bring broadband communications to Africa.
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Supporting U.S. Manufacturing Jobs SUPPORTING U.S. MANUFACTURING JOBS
In 2002, Rudi Roeslein, Chief Executive Officer of Roeslein & Associates, approached USTDA to fund a feasibility study on the construction of a two-piece can manufacturing facility in Nigeria. At the time Roeslein & Associates was looking to expand into emerging economies, but the company was too small to fund a study on market potential in a country like Nigeria.
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Brighter Sales in South Africa BRIGHTER SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA
In 2010, USTDA worked with representatives of the public and private sectors in South Africa to reduce energy consumption by investing in energy efficient technologies. This program included a training session in South Africa and a reverse trade mission that introduced delegates to energy efficient technologies, equipment, and best practices.
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Increasing Power Reliability in South Africa INCREASING POWER RELIABILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA
For several years, USTDA has partnered with South Africas eThekwini Electricity, a leading domestic power distribution company, to promote and implement energy efficiency strategies for the modernization and expansion of its grid. USTDA-funded technical assistance included a plan for an integrated information technology (IT) system to allow the company to tie customer data with supply information in real time.
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