Akure, Nigeria

Manufacturing of Water Tube Boilers - Babcock/Wilcox model

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Skills Needed

  • Mechanical Engineering

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Project Execution (Typically 1 - 6 months)

When Can You Start?

You can start Flexible

Benefits

Meals

Living Stipend

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

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Project Details


Description and Impact

Our organization focuses on renewable energy (solar & biomass) generation, energy management and farm-gate industrial cluster development. Energy poverty is a major challenge in Nigeria. 100million Nigerians have no access to electricity, and about 73% of rural dwellers in Nigeria are not connected to the National grid.

Currently, we have a prototype design for a water tube boiler that shows the specification and dimensions of materials needed.  The dimensions will vary, depending on the volume of steam to be generated per hour and the pressure at which the stream will be delivered. We would want the expert to review this design with us, and modify if need be. We would thereafter manufacture two or more boilers with different steam generation capacities together.

The energy produced will mainly be used as an off grid electricity supply to farming communities. Additionally, our boilers will solely be for power generation, the steam exiting our turbine still has a lot of energy. We desire to harvest the steam exiting the turbine and use the energy in it for agricultural or industrial processing.

This project will improve the socioeconomic life of peasant farmers, by helping them:

  • process agricultural produce
  • reduce post-harvest wastage
  • promote food security
  • reduce poverty

Deliverables

As an end result we would like the Experteer to support us in the manufacture of a safe, functional and efficient biomass power plant. 

We also want to avoid the danger of boiler explosion. We want to be guided on what precautions to make in the design, manufacture, quality control and maintenance of boilers to avoid this disaster.

Other requirements

Our ideal candidate is someone who has good knowledge and experience in manufacturing and operations of water in tube boilers for power generation. 

Other important requirement is ability to communicate in English language and capacity to create technical instructions, and an operational manual for the process of water in-tube boiler manufacturing. 

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups

Accommodation

A large self contained room with exclusive bath and toilet in a five bedroom house. There are two living rooms that are shared.

Living Stipend

We can provide transportation and drinks for social events.

Travel Stipend

International flights will be provided. 

Learning Opportunity

We have very good experience in the manufacture of Toplit Updraft Gasifiers and various hot air dryers. Our steam turbine manufacturing techniques are good too.

Food Stipend

There is a steward to prepare continental or local meals for the Experteer. We can provide two meals daily, but tea and beverages are given as frequently as desired.

Additional Benefits

We can provide site seeing to important tourist centers at weekend. 

Virtual

This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

Ask a question about this project

I applied to your project threw angel.co website.. and there was mentioned that in this project there will be a salary around 3 to 5 K$ for year.. but here I didn't read any thing about that.. please tell me there will be a salary?
Ghadeer, Jun 11th, 2018
Thanks Ghadeer. No salary is attached to this position. This is six weeks experteer volunteer service that is coordinated by MovingWorld. Update: Hi Ghadeer, this is Alexandra from the Match Team. The amount posted on the Angel List website is not a cash stipend but instead meant to reflect the value of the items covered by the sponsorship of this program- airfare, accomodations, meals, etc- which the selected candidate would NOT have to pay for themselves, but rather our generous sponsor would be covering for you. I hope that clears things up!
Representative of this project, Jun 11th, 2018