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T.O.H.L. (Tubing Operations for Humanitarian Logistics) is an innovative fluid transportation system that can deliver large quantities of fluids/water (>10k gallons/day) and small solid supplies to disaster-affected areas within extremely short timeframes (<48 hours). Through use of a helicopter or other transportation vehicle, carbon steel coiled tubing can be laid using our uniquely-designed spinner across various types of terrain to reach communities up to 10 km away. The starting end of the tube can then be connected to a water source and pumped to its destination. With just one 2’’ OD tube, water for up to 20,000 people per day can be supplied and laying multiple tubes can be achieved with use of our spinner or additional helicopters.
The mitigation of human death and illness is obvious here. Humans can only survive without water for 3 days and in many cases this time limit is exceeded due to impassible roads and inefficiency of airlifting in supplies. TOHL solves this problem by providing a continuous water supply to communities with extreme efficiency. TOHL also solves financial problems of disaster logistics by offering a much more cost-effective solution than airlifting supplies. T.O.H.L., with its rapid installation time and considerably low operational costs (USD 1-5k/month) relative to relief delivery by air, fills a gap in the current humanitarian logistics market.
Potential buyers include government agencies, non-governmental organizations and firefighting forces. Having recently received 40,000 USD from CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile), a branch of the Chilean government, we are focusing on potential buyers in this market such as Office of National Emergency and Commission of the Environment for government agencies, the Chilean Red Cross for non-governmental organizations and the National Board of Fire Departments for firefighting forces. The price per system would be in the range of 40,000 to 60,000 USD depending on the tubing length & pump desired which lends itself to a 50% gross margin.
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