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Cablegate: Sri Lanka: Mission Assistance to Us

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 05 COLOMBO 000336

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EB/CBA MICHAEL A. GARCIA
COMMERCE FOR ITA AADLER AND THE ADVOCACY CENTER

E.O 12958:N/A
TAGS: BEXP BBSR ECON ETRD EINV CE ECONOMICS
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: MISSION ASSISTANCE TO US
BUSINESSES OVERSEAS

REF: STATE 29441

FOLLOWING IS POST'S RESPONSE TO REFTEL REQUESTING
INFORMATION ON MISSION'S ASSISTANCE TO US BUSINESS
OVERSEAS.

GE ENERGY RENTALS
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Type of Assistance: General advocacy, political risk
insurance support by OPIC.

Status: successful

Local Company: Not Available

Parent Company: GE Energy Rentals, 1000 New York Avenue,
N.W., Washington D.C. 20527-0001, Phone. 202-335-8400
Fax: 202-408-9859

Value: US Dollar 5 million

Other Information: To provide 44 Cummins Generator KTA50-
GE and 20 fuel tanks to generate 40 MW of power.

Tamsco
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Type of Assistance: General advocacy, to prepare Cabinet
paper.

Status: on-going

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Tamsco, 4041 Power Mill Road, Suite 500,
Calverton, MD 20705

Value: US Dollars 3 million

Other Information: to provide spare radar parts to the
Sri Lankan Army.

Caterpillar Inc.,
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Type of Assistance: General Advocacy on reversal of
decision.

Status: on-going

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Caterpillar Inc, 100-T N.E. Adams Street,
Peoria, IL 61629

Value: not available

Other Information: 200 mw general power

Cummins
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Type of Assistance: General Advocacy

Status: unsuccessful

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Cummins, Inc., Box 3005, Columbus, IN
47202-3005

Value: not available

Other Information: Short term power tender

Northrop Grumman's Park Air
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Type of Assistance: Advocacy letter

Status: on-going

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Northrop Grumman's Park Air Systems Ltd,
Northfields, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8UE,
England (wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman USA)

Value: US $ 12 million

Other Information: Airport communication System

Cornell Group
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Type of Assistance: General Advocacy

Status: project awarded to British firm, deciding whether
to appeal

Local Company: not available

Parent Company: Cornell Group, 4085 Chain Bridge Road,
Suite 401, Fairfax, VA 22030-4106
Value: not available

Other Information: ADB Port Project
IMC Global
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Type of Assistance: Commercial dispute

Status: on-going

Local Company: not available

Parent Company: IMC Global, 100 South Saunders Road,
Suite 300, Lake Forest, IL 60045-2561

Value: US $ 300 million (over 20 years)

Other Information: Eppawela Phosphate mining project

Navini Networks
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Type of Assistance: General advocacy

Status: Completed Sale

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Navini Networks, 2240 Campbell Creek
Blvd., Suite 110 Richardson, TX 75082 Phone: 214-261-
6382; fax: 214-498-3674

Value: US $ 9 millon

Other Information: sale of antennas for telecom

Lanka Internet
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Type of Assistance: Many issues of advocacy since 1994,
commercial dispute.

Status: court case withdrawn, negotiations on getting
long denied VOIP circuits.

Local Company: Lanka Internet Services (Pvt) Ltd. 443
Galle Road, Colombo 3

Parent Company: Not Available

Value: US $ 3 million

Other Information: Commercial dispute on voice data

Raytheon's HISAR
----------------
Type of Assistance: commercial advocacy

Status: sale complete

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Raytheon's HISAR, 141 Spring Street,
Lexington, MA 02421

Value: US $ 11 million

Blue Bird Corporation
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Type of Assistance: Commercial Advocacy

Status: unsuccessful, LOI to buy Indian buses

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Blue Bird Corporation, 402 Blue Bird
Boulevard, P.O. Box 937, For Valley, GA 31030
Value: US $ 120 million

Other Information: to supply 2000 Buses

Northwest Regional Power
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Type of Assistance: Commercial Advocacy

Status: unsuccessful

Local Company: not available

Parent Company: Northwest Regional Power

Value: not available

Other Information: Midterm power, 60mw power plants, GE
general equipment

ARD,Inc
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Type of Assistance: Advocacy letter

Status: Successful tender award, project being
implemented.

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: ARD, Inc., 159 Bank Street, 3rd Floor,
Burlington, VT 05402

Value: US $ 3 million

Other Information: ADB - Wildlife Management Project

GE - GXS Asia
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Type of Assistance: General Advocacy

Status: tender awarded, final negotiations underway

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: GE - GXS Asia, GE Company 3135 T. Easton
Tpk., Fairfield, CT 06431-0001

Value: US $ 3 - 4 million

Other Information: "EDI switch" to track customs
imports/exports

Lockheed Martin
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Type of Assistance: General Advocacy

Status: on going

Local Company: not available

Parent Company: Lockheed Martin Corp., 6801-T Rockledge
Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817

Value: not available

Other Information: to sell comprehensive airspace
management systems

Sony Music/Universal Studio
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Type of Assistance: Continuous advocacy for
International Property Rights (IPR) protection

Status: new improved IPR law to be presented in
parliament

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt.
Ltd. Span Center, South Avenue Road, Santa Cruz (W),
Mumbai 400054, India
Value: not available

General Electric International
--------------------------------------------- --------
Type of Assistance: Business outreach and market
development

Status: successful business meetings held
Local Company: General Electric International Operations
Co. Inc
Liaison Office, AIFACS Building, 1 Rafi Marg, New Delhi
110-001 India

Parent Company: Not available

Project Value: not available

Other Information: Business outreach and market
development for GE power systems, GE Medical Systems, GE
Capital.

Warburg Pincus US
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Type of Assistance: Continuous advocacy for expediting
dispute.

Status: Ongoing court case

Local Company: Northpole Lanka Ltd., 568/2 Maradana Road,
Colombo 10

Parent Company: Warburg Pincus LLC, 466 Lexington Avenue,
New York, NY 10017-3147

Project Value: $7.73 million

Other Information: Commercial dispute with local
insurance companies.

IBM
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Type of Assistance: Commercial advocacy

Status: tender awarded

Local Company: IBM World Trade Corporation, 48 Nawam
Mawatha, Colombo 2. Sri Lanka

Parent Company: IBM Corporation, 1133 Westchester Avenue,
White Plains, New York 10604

Project Value: $1.1 million

Other Information: IBM business partner awarded a tender
to provide 1,100 computers to schools under ADB loan.

World Water
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Type of Assistance: Commercial Advocacy

Status: on going, in final selection

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: World Water Corp., 55 Route 31 S.
Pennington, NJ 08534-2513

Value: US $ 19.2 million

Other Information: solar power units to provide
electricity and water

Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc.
------------------------------------
Type of Assistance: Commercial advocacy

Status: tender awarded to another bidder, not officially
informed.

Local Company: Not available

Parent Company: Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc.,
3106 S. Horseshoe Dr., Naples, FL 34104
Value: US $ 3 million

Other Information: Consultancy in coastal reconstruction
Mihaly Coal Power Project
-------------------------
Type of Assistance: Trade dispute

Status: On-going

Local Company: Not Available
Parent Company: Mihaly Coal Power Project
Value: US $ 300 million

Other Information: to build a coal fired power plant
GE Harris
----------------
Type of Assistance: Tender advocacy
Status: tender awarded but project delayed up to now.

Local Company: Not Available

Parent Company: GE Harris

Value: US $ 10 million

Other Information: central computer system for the entire
hydro generated network
Wills

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