The feasibility plan will be produced following four activity modules:
A) Info & data gathering
- Acquisition of hydro-geological information
- Surveys and data collection on the spot
- Acquisition of economic/production info
B) Technical preliminary project
- Selection of technical solutions
- Cost analysis
- Environmental impact assessment
- Selection of partners
- Definition of partnership contents
- Negotiation of agreements
D) Business plan and overall impact
- Assessment of expected benefits
- Analysis of other venture-linked business opportunities
- Economic impact analysis
- Drawing-up the overall P/L of the venture
The aim of stage one, i.e. the analytical basis for the feasibility plan, is to gather all information needed to draw a precise and effective technical project of the venture, as well as a cost-benefit analysis.
Main activities include: • exploring and choosing technical solutions • cost assessment
• environmental impact analysis. Stage one requires a mix of technical, geological and engineering skills.
The aim of stage two is to design a technical preliminary project of the construction, taking to account useful information for the viability assessment. Main activities include: • gathering of geological data, i.e. nature of the territory, ecosystem characteristics, possible environmental risks: • surveys and data collection on the spot, to be performed by ad hoc expeditions and by use of the appropriate technical equipment; • gathering of "local" information - production system, availability of specialized and non-specialized workforce, economic framework, regulatory constraints, production processes. Stage two requires a mix of technical, geological, socio-economic and applied research skills.
The aim of stage three is to explore and choose contents and players of the Italian-Tunisian partnerships, aimed at exploiting all business opportunities ensuing from the implementation of the project. Main activities include: • selection of partners • fine-tuning of partnership contents • negotiation of agreements. Stage three requires a mix of management, business, and corporate law skills.
The aim of stage four is to lay out the business plan of the venture, taking into account both the cost analysis of stage one and the perspective benefits to be generated by the venture. Main activities include: • assessment of expected benefits and analysis of further business opportunities linked to the venture • economic impact analysis • drawing-up the overall profit and loss account of the venture. Stage four requires a mix of macro-economic, business management and marketing skills.