Mineral Water Essay

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MINERAL WATER 44-2 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE I. II. III. SUMMARY PRODUCT DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION MARKET STUDY AND PLANT CAPACITY A. MARKET STUDY B. PLANT CAPACITY & PRODUCTION PROGRAMME IV. RAW MATERIALS AND INPUTS A. RAW MATERIALS B. UTILITIES V. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING A. TECHNOLOGY B. ENGINEERING VI. MANPOWER & TRAINING REQUIREMENT A. MANPOWER REQUIREMENT B. TRAINING REQUIREMENT VII. FINANCIAL ANLYSIS A. TOTAL INITIAL INVESTMENT COST B. PRODUCTION COST C. FINANCIAL EVALUATION D. ECONOMIC BENEFITS 44-3 44-3 44-3 44-3 44-5 44-6 44-6 44-7 44-8 44-8 44-9 44-11 44-11 44-12 44-13 44-13 44-14 44-14 44-15 44-3 I. SUMMARY This profile envisages the establishment of a plant for the production of Mineral Water with a capacity of 14.4 million liters per annum. The present demand for the proposed product is estimated at 32 million liters per annum. The demand is expected to reach at 108 million liters by the year 2010. The plant will create employment opportunities for 54 persons. The total investment requirement is estimated at Birr 16.4 million, out of which Birr 1.8 million is required for plant and machinery. The project is financially viable with an internal rate of return (IRR) of 13.46% and a net present value (NPV) of Birr 6.1 million, discounted at 8.5 %. II. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION The simple definition of water is that it is the liquid that descents from the cloud as rain, forms streams, lakes and seas, issues from the ground in form of springs and is a major constituent of all living matter and that when pure consists of an oxide of hydrogen H2O or (H2O)x in the proportion of 2 atoms of hydrogen to one atom of oxygen and is an odorless, tasteless, very slightly compressible liquid. Water freezes at 0oC and boils at 100oC, has a maximum density at 4oC and a high specific heat contains very small equal concentration of hydrogen ions and

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