ORIENT ENERGY'S ANSWER TO ENERGY CRISIS

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Oct 24 - 30, 2011

The latest challenge that has hit Pakistan's faltering economy is the heightening power crisis that has evolved over the decade into a problem most likely to defragment the growth of our country. Other countries in the region have similar shortcomings - economies such as India, Nepal, and Bangladesh all face similar dilemmas in the face of economic growth but ours seem to be the worst.

An energy crisis is the shortfall in the supply of energy resources directly proportionate with growth and stability of the economy. The reasons for the energy lapse in Pakistan have been constant over the years:

* The fluctuation of oil prices in the international markets mean that KESC and WAPDA buy expensive oil - costs of which are transferred to consumers.

* The faulty systems including the power distribution system means that more than 35 percent energy is wasted.

* Economic and political instability affects our GDP and energy growth.

The reason for Pakistan's current disorder in the power generation sector reflects the governmentís inability to propagate power generation capacity, which has led to unstable diffusion of energy supplies to cope with economic and population growth. Our energy woes aren't new - Pakistan's energy experts have in the past forecasted the impending energy calamity that could hit the country and the gravity of the matter at hand.

Pakistan's government has actively been implementing rolling blackouts across the country. Rolling blackouts are a last-minute resort measure usually deployed to avoid a total blackout of the system- in this instance the four major power producers in the country WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority), KESC (Karachi Electric Supply Company), IPPs (Independent Power Producers) and PAEC (Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission).

Industry leaders and experts however warn that power cuts are plunging Pakistan's already depleted economy even further. Factory closures are a daily occurrence and thousands are being forced out of work. Pakistan's textile industry has suffered the most and the economic toll has resulted in plants' shutdowns and layoffs.

HOW DOES OES HELP?

As the power crises deepens, Orient Energy Systems (Pvt.) Limited (OES) - one of the leading multinational engineering companies distributing internationally recognized power generation and industrial solutions and services, offers to help in the best possible way it can. With the gravity of energy crisis looming large, OES aims at providing for the industry an appropriate solution to undisrupted power. Our varied range of diesel and gas generators helps in the continuous flow of power supply ensuring productivity 24/7.

GE JENBACHER - GAS ENGINES

GE Jenbacher is a leading Gas gensets manufacturer in Austria ranked 1st in the world's Gas gensets industry. Its gas engine division is one of the world's leading manufacturers of most efficient gas-fuelled reciprocating engines, packaged generator sets and cogeneration units for power generation.

Salient Features:

1. Most efficient gas engine - best fuel consumption in its class.
2. Best vibration isolators (rubber pads, instead of old type spring isolators).
3. Smaller in size and lighter in weight.
4. State-of-the-art Le-Nox system to control air fuel ratio.
5. Control system designed, produced and tested by GE Jenbacher.
6. Minimum foundation requirement.
7. Can run in power & island mode.
8. Longer maintenance intervals - 30,000 hrs top end overhaul and 60,000 hrs major overhaul.
9. GEJ worldwide experience on natural gas as well as non-natural gas engines. Orient's product support coverage all over Pakistan.
10. Two year product warranty.

CUMMINS POWER GENERATION - DIESEL ENGINES

Cummins Power Generation being a world leader in the design and manufacture of power generation equipment is the only manufacturer to feature PowerCommand® pre-integrated commercial power systems. It offers standby/emergency systems, multi-megawatt utility peaking facilities and sophisticated cogeneration applications. All of the components designed and built to work together result in smaller equipment footprints, reduced installation time and higher system reliability.

Salient Features

1. Most efficient diesel engine - best fuel consumption in its class.
2. Compact design, lighter in weight, high efficiency and operational flexibility.
3. Proven reliability, low life-cycle costs and high quality electrical performance.
4. Well-established service and fuel supply infrastructure.

Besides catering for its industrial clients, OES also understands the need of the general consumers for a reliable backup solution - with OES Power and Briggs & Stratton range of generators for home users.

OES POWER - SMALL PORTABLE GENSETS

OES has invested significant time and money in research and development of portable gensets to meet European and American quality standards of durability and safety. The high quality engineering features gone into OES Power are mostly unseen. We bring you a product that delivers performance - bringing you comfort and peace of mind. It is a long life product with world class technology having some features which are not present in any generator set in Pakistan. These generators can run on petrol as well as on natural Gas.

BRIGGS & STRATTON - SMALL COMMERCIAL GENSETS

A trusted brand for nearly a century, Briggs & Stratton is one of the world's leading engine manufacturers originating from United States of America. Having a proven track record of success, Briggs & Stratton generators outperform market equivalents.

With a mission to create superior value by developing mutually beneficial among all stakeholders, Briggs & Stratton enhances its brand equity and leadership position by developing, marketing and servicing high value power for a broad range of power products.

By manufacturing the world's most reliable, durable, easy-to-use and maintenance-friendly generators maintaining its quality and originality for more than 100 years, Briggs & Stratton provides permanent backup protection for your home and your family.

Orient Energy aims at providing total solutions to both its industrial clients as well as consumer house holds. OES understands Pakistan's need for power at this point in time and we strive to deliver the best possible solutions in years to come.