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From: The Kingdom of Cochin

To: Austria

Greetings,

We have been observing the operation of Austria's 14GW Gundremmingen Fusion Power Plant. We would like Austria's assistance in setting up similar plants in the Kingdom of Cochin. Would Austria welcome a delegation from Cochin to discuss this matter?

Sd,

KP Varma,

Minister of External Affairs,

The Kingdom of Cochin.

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From: The Kingdom of Cochin

To: Austria

Greetings,

We have been observing the operation of Austria's 14GW Gundremmingen Fusion Power Plant. We would like Austria's assistance in setting up similar plants in the Kingdom of Cochin. Would Austria welcome a delegation from Cochin to discuss this matter?

Sd,

KP Varma,

Minister of External Affairs,

The Kingdom of Cochin.

Encrypted message; High
Recipient; KP Varma, Minister of External Affairs, The Kingdom of Cochin 
Sender; Heinrich von Brentano, Foreign advisor, Kingdom of Austria 
Subj.; Re: Grundremmingen FPP 

Dear Mr. Varma, 

We are glad that you are interested in setting up a fusion power plant, the cleanest source of energy you'll find on this planet. 
Please, do send an invitation so that we may discuss this topic in greater detail. Please bring geological records of suggested building location together with noteworthy rivers and information about the general environment nearby, so that our experts may decide whether the place you wish to build it at is suitable. 
Please note as well that a deuterium-tritium extraction facility needs to be built either at a major salty lake or at the sea so that you're actually able to power the plant properly. 

Sincerely, 

Heinrich von Brentano 
Foreign advisor, Kingdom of Austria

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Encrypted message; High
Recipient; KP Varma, Minister of External Affairs, The Kingdom of Cochin 
Sender; Heinrich von Brentano, Foreign advisor, Kingdom of Austria 
Subj.; Re: Grundremmingen FPP 

Dear Mr. Varma, 

We are glad that you are interested in setting up a fusion power plant, the cleanest source of energy you'll find on this planet. 
Please, do send an invitation so that we may discuss this topic in greater detail. Please bring geological records of suggested building location together with noteworthy rivers and information about the general environment nearby, so that our experts may decide whether the place you wish to build it at is suitable. 
Please note as well that a deuterium-tritium extraction facility needs to be built either at a major salty lake or at the sea so that you're actually able to power the plant properly. 

Sincerely, 

Heinrich von Brentano 
Foreign advisor, Kingdom of Austria

A delegation comprised of KP Varma, Foreign Minister and Dr. Mathew Joseph, Minister of Industry is traveling to Austria with technical details and geographic surveys of proposed sites.

On meeting Heinrich von Brentano, KP Varma said, "Thank you for seeing us, Herr von Brentano. We were planning to set up two plants, one near Lake Issykkul and one near Lake Alakol. Both are endorheic lakes. As regards the Deuterium- Tritium extraction facility we plan to build one at Baloch Province. Would they be acceptable locations for your plants?"

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A delegation comprised of KP Varma, Foreign Minister and Dr. Mathew Joseph, Minister of Industry is traveling to Austria with technical details and geographic surveys of proposed sites.

On meeting Heinrich von Brentano, KP Varma said, "Thank you for seeing us, Herr von Brentano. We were planning to set up two plants, one near Lake Issykkul and one near Lake Alakol. Both are endorheic lakes. As regards the Deuterium- Tritium extraction facility we plan to build one at Baloch Province. Would they be acceptable locations for your plants?"

Along with von Brentano, two other men received the delegation from Cochin. Karl Schiller, the environmental advisor and Johann Alexander, the energy advisor of Austria.

As Varma spoke, von Brentano nodded, smiling. "Not a problem. Lake Issyk Kul and Alakol, you say? Let me look them up..."

He worked on the Laptop to his left, evidently having a connection to either the internet or archives with the necessary information. "Ah...Yes, good." He looked to Varma. "Both are good locations. Excellent choices. The Baloch Province has access to the Arabian Sea, yes? Again, an excellent location. We'll just need to send some men to find the ideal location there, but that shouldn't take more than, say, two weeks. Afterwards, we can begin the construction."

With this, Alexander had his turn. "We'll supply the blueprints and the high-tech equipment while you construct the plant itself, yes? It would be the best course of action, as bringing our own crews and material would, obviously, take too much time. The equipment itself can be sent by either ship or plane to be assembled once the plant itself is standing. Essentially, you build it, we prepare our thing, you finish, we come and do our thing, and then we can get the plant running. Shouldn't take more than a year and a half, maybe even less if you've got good construction crews."

Now Schiller spoke, a highly average man with an average voice - easily forgotten, were it not for his position and knowledge of the environment. "While you build the fusion plants themselves, we will build the DT-extraction plants on our own. They will need considerably more highly specialised work, fully manned by Austrian technicians, while the fusion plants essentially need only repair crews and advisors from us. Those are mostly run like fission plants, aside from the difference in fuel. Do you have any questions?"

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The Cochin officials listened to the proposal and nodded agreement.

"We agree to your proposal. With your assistance we could build the power plants. We would also be very grateful if you would construct a DT plant in Ratnagiri, our leased territory in Dragonisia. Both Gosree and Ratnagiri are military controlled regions and thus your officials would not have access to much leisure amenities. We would need cooperation from you and your men that activities in Baloch may not be leaked outside.

The equipment to the plants may be brought either to Gosree or Ratnagiri.

We would also need an agreement from you about the continuation of the plants, that is, there ought to be some understanding that in future, unforeseen tensions would not cause a sudden termination of the plant activities.

Would Austria be willing to come to such an understanding with Cochin?"

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The Cochin officials listened to the proposal and nodded agreement.

"We agree to your proposal. With your assistance we could build the power plants. We would also be very grateful if you would construct a DT plant in Ratnagiri, our leased territory in Dragonisia. Both Gosree and Ratnagiri are military controlled regions and thus your officials would not have access to much leisure amenities. We would need cooperation from you and your men that activities in Baloch may not be leaked outside.

The equipment to the plants may be brought either to Gosree or Ratnagiri.

We would also need an agreement from you about the continuation of the plants, that is, there ought to be some understanding that in future, unforeseen tensions would not cause a sudden termination of the plant activities.

Would Austria be willing to come to such an understanding with Cochin?"

Alexander nodded. "These men are technicians and scientists, not governmental officials. They'll be working for E.ON. The company basically has a monopoly on fusion power and DT-plants, as it's the only one actively building this stuff. Viniland does have fusion power plants, but they're government-built from what we know.

Anyways, one DT-plant in the Baloch province, one in Ratnagiri, certainly possible. Secrecy as well, we'll just have to talk to E.ON for that. Now, for the equipment...We'll bring the necessary components for the DT-plants to the respective locations, though the fusion plant will need the shortest possible route. Which would that be, aside from plane? Some parts may be too bulky to be flown into your nation and will have to be loaded onto trucks in a harbour."

Once more, von Brentano spoke. "About the continuation, you'll have to do a contract with E.ON themselves, though you can of course talk to the Chancellor and the King to secure the validity of the contract. It won't require more than getting their signatures. Anything else, or anything we forgot to mention?"

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"We would be glad to have your cooperation while talking with E.ON. As about bringing in the heavy equipment the ports at Gosree and Ratnagiri are ideally equipped to handle them. Both have Rail/Road connectivity with the Kingdom directly to the power plant sites.

Well then that is it! We are grateful for this cooperation accorded to us by the Kingdom of Austria. Perhaps you could introduce us to the E.ON representatives so that an agreement may be signed?"

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"We would be glad to have your cooperation while talking with E.ON. As about bringing in the heavy equipment the ports at Gosree and Ratnagiri are ideally equipped to handle them. Both have Rail/Road connectivity with the Kingdom directly to the power plant sites.

Well then that is it! We are grateful for this cooperation accorded to us by the Kingdom of Austria. Perhaps you could introduce us to the E.ON representatives so that an agreement may be signed?"

"Not a problem, not a problem.

And, of course, we already invited some E.ON reps. We did expect these talks to have a positive outcome, after all." von Brentano activated the Intercomm, saying something into it that the people from Cochin wouldn't be able to understand; It was in german, after all, and not loud enough. These talks had been done in english, of course.

Minutes later, a man clad in a pinstripe suit walked into the room, holding a rather large folder in one hand, two gel pens in the other. He sat down at the table, putting the folder in front of him, smiling at all others attending the meeting.

"Hello. It's good to meet you. I'm Maximilian Tenz, from E.ON. I've been informed about what had been discussed and the results and am authorized to conclude a contract about the Fusion and DT-plants. Is there anything you want to ask me about, or would you prefer to get to the contract?"

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"Glad to meet you, Mr. Tenz. We believe we have already come to an agreement regarding most points with Mr. Von Bretano and his associates. We only seek to clarify the part about confidentiality regarding operations in Gosree and Ratnagiri and assurance of continuity in service and operation of the power plants and Tritium plants."

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"Glad to meet you, Mr. Tenz. We believe we have already come to an agreement regarding most points with Mr. Von Bretano and his associates. We only seek to clarify the part about confidentiality regarding operations in Gosree and Ratnagiri and assurance of continuity in service and operation of the power plants and Tritium plants."

Tenz nodded. "Of course, I understand your concerns. However, we're an honest company. We keep our deals as long as we can and only break them if the subject of the deal is gone - such as destroyed by bombardement - or if the venture becomes unprofitable, in which case we will first approach the other side so that we can discuss the terms under which the deal will be cancelled.

We never cancel without warning, and I can assure you that for as long as your nation needs good power, we'll keep the deal running.

About confidentiality: Not a problem. We're already doing our best for the time being to keep the workings of the fusion and DT-plants secret, so you just need to specify what exactly the confidentiality should be. You want the DT-plants to look like water treatment plants? No problem, we can do that. Fusion plants are a little bit harder to disguise, but of course our associates know that they should keep things to themselves if our client asks us to do so. Thus, neither confidentiality nor continuity of service will be a problem, at least from our side."

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"You misunderstand us, confidentiality is not regarding the disguising of the plants themselves, but rather of whatever you see or hear in those regions. As military controlled regions, they are restricted to our own citizens, so you must understand the limitations we would have to impose upon your men. We do not care about maskirovska of the plants. The construction itself would be a dead give away to any semi intelligent nation with satellites.

As regards the contract itself, the Kingdom is willing to underwrite the entire cost of the project and pay you for further maintenance and operation of the systems. We would need 100% ownership of the physical construction, every dollar you spend shall be paid back. So your company would not have an ownership of the plant, but would be paid for the maintenance and operation of the plant. Also we would prefer not to be billed for the energy produced as we would expect that since we would be paying for the plant, for its raw materials and finally a flat fee for use of technology, every watt produced would not be independently billed."

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"You misunderstand us, confidentiality is not regarding the disguising of the plants themselves, but rather of whatever you see or hear in those regions. As military controlled regions, they are restricted to our own citizens, so you must understand the limitations we would have to impose upon your men. We do not care about maskirovska of the plants. The construction itself would be a dead give away to any semi intelligent nation with satellites.

As regards the contract itself, the Kingdom is willing to underwrite the entire cost of the project and pay you for further maintenance and operation of the systems. We would need 100% ownership of the physical construction, every dollar you spend shall be paid back. So your company would not have an ownership of the plant, but would be paid for the maintenance and operation of the plant. Also we would prefer not to be billed for the energy produced as we would expect that since we would be paying for the plant, for its raw materials and finally a flat fee for use of technology, every watt produced would not be independently billed."

"Ah...Well, forgive me then for misunderstanding you. But even that is no problem. It would not be beneficial for us if we told others of what you are doing there, and we will certainly take measures so that our personnel will not gossip or anything about what they see. They're professionals and will act the way.

It also is highly generous of you to compensate us for the construction and upkeep of the plants, but we will unfortunately have to retain ownership of a few key systems, such as the computer systems or the plasma chambers. All in all, roughly ten percent of the plants need to stay ours; This is company policy, and I can't change that, unfortunately.

I can, however, agree to the flat fee instead of billing every watt."

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Since the computer systems and Plasma Chamber are the high technology components of your system, we suppose it is only fair that you retain ownership for them. In that case, we have an understanding. So what would be the rate of your contract. What would be the initial installation cost, Annual Maintenance Cost and Technology Usage cost?"

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Since the computer systems and Plasma Chamber are the high technology components of your system, we suppose it is only fair that you retain ownership for them. In that case, we have an understanding. So what would be the rate of your contract. What would be the initial installation cost, Annual Maintenance Cost and Technology Usage cost?"

Tenz took out a few sheets of paper from his folder, sliding them to the Cochin representatives. "You will find the details here, both construction cost and upkeep. The fee itself would have to be negotiated."

Varma would find that the fusion plants would, without subsidies, be considerably cheaper per kW than nuclear power; Merely 700 Mark (OOC: 1M = 1.1034$; Do the math) per kilowatt, whereas a modern nuclear plant would easily cost 1600 M per kW.

In total, each plant would thus cost about than 9.8 billion Mark while nuclear plants of similar power would cost more than twice that. A bargain, in a sense.

Carma would also find the upkeep to be 0.19 M per kWh, compared to 0.30 M for nuclear plants, with an expected lifespan of 50 years, not accounting for advanced in technology and the like.

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"Well so that means 19.6 B Marks for both fusion power plants. How much does the two DT plants cost, as we said we are ready to pay a fixed Annual Maintenance Cost which is not calculated upon the energy in KWH produced. So, if E.ON would present a final contract terms we can sign the contract."

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"Well so that means 19.6 B Marks for both fusion power plants. How much does the two DT plants cost, as we said we are ready to pay a fixed Annual Maintenance Cost which is not calculated upon the energy in KWH produced. So, if E.ON would present a final contract terms we can sign the contract."

"The DT-plants would cost roughly 740 million to build, in total. Regarding the flat fee, let me do some math...

24 GWatt, 365 days, 24 hours, makes an average of 210,240 Gigawatthours in a year, at optimal power output. 2.1 Pfennig per watthour, standard E.ON tariff, would make 4.41504 billion in a year that could theoretically be earned. Roughly 6.8% of this would go into the maintenance of the plant itself, the rest into further investments. If we go by these 30% for maintenance, it would be roughly 300 million per year or about 822 thousand per day, for pure mainenance. Average numbers of course, so in one year less money may need to be spent while the next year more may need to be spent.

Is that acceptable?"

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Tenz nodded, then went to take von Brentano's laptop, with which he printed out the treaty. It took a few minutes, but then it was done.

"There you go..." He slid the paper to the Cochin representatives.

"Is this treaty acceptable?"

Cochin - Austria - E.ON Power Agreement

The Kingdom of Cochin places an order for construction, operation and maintenance of two 14 GW Gundremmingen Fusion Power Plant type systems and 2 Deuterium-Tritium extraction plants with the E.ON in agreement with the Kingdom of Austria.

The Fusion Power Plants shall be situated at Lake Alakol and Lake Issykkul in the Kingdom of Cochin. The Deuterium-Tritium power plants shall be built at Royal Cochin Naval Base Ratnagiri and Royal Cochin Naval Base Gosree.

The Blue prints and equipment for the construction of the power plants would be provided by E.ON and the plants themselves would be built accordingly by the Kingdom of Cochin. It would then be activated and commissioned by E.ON and essential repair and advisory teams would be posted on site

The Deuterium-Tritium plants would however be built and operated by E.ON personnel.

10% ownership of the facilities would be held by E.ON which would include key technological components like computer systems and Plasma Chamber.

The contract will be in force until such a time as either the facility itself suffers irreversible physical damage or the venture is deemed to be unprofitable by E.ON, a juncture at which prior notice of 1 Year (1 Month RL) would be given to the Kingdom of Cochin and further negotiations regarding the contract would be conducted.

Kingdom of Austria and E.ON give a guarantee of confidentiality with regards to its personnel to be posted in RCNB Ratnagiri and RCNB Gosree and would sign non disclosure agreements regarding whatever information they may have obtained while in these regions.

The cost of the project would be 19.6 Billion Marks for the two Fusion Power Plants, 740 Million for the Deuterium-Tritium plants and 300 Million Marks per year payable as Annual Maintenance Costs.

The contract shall be valid for either a period of 25 years or until the Kingdom of Cochin can construct its own Fusion power plants. 

Signed for the Kingdom of Cochin,


Signed for the Kingdom of Austria, 


Signed for E.ON, 
Maximilian Tenz, 
for Wulf H. Bernotat, CEO

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"Yes, this contract would be acceptable to us. On behalf of the King, I shall sign it," KP Varma said.

Sd,

KP Varma,

Minister of External Affairs,

Kingdom of Cochin.

von Brentano nodded. "And I will sign it on behalf of our King."

Cochin - Austria - E.ON Power Agreement

The Kingdom of Cochin places an order for construction, operation and maintenance of two 14 GW Gundremmingen Fusion Power Plant type systems and 2 Deuterium-Tritium extraction plants with the E.ON in agreement with the Kingdom of Austria.

The Fusion Power Plants shall be situated at Lake Alakol and Lake Issykkul in the Kingdom of Cochin. The Deuterium-Tritium power plants shall be built at Royal Cochin Naval Base Ratnagiri and Royal Cochin Naval Base Gosree.

The Blue prints and equipment for the construction of the power plants would be provided by E.ON and the plants themselves would be built accordingly by the Kingdom of Cochin. It would then be activated and commissioned by E.ON and essential repair and advisory teams would be posted on site

The Deuterium-Tritium plants would however be built and operated by E.ON personnel.

10% ownership of the facilities would be held by E.ON which would include key technological components like computer systems and Plasma Chamber.

The contract will be in force until such a time as either the facility itself suffers irreversible physical damage or the venture is deemed to be unprofitable by E.ON, a juncture at which prior notice of 1 Year (1 Month RL) would be given to the Kingdom of Cochin and further negotiations regarding the contract would be conducted.

Kingdom of Austria and E.ON give a guarantee of confidentiality with regards to its personnel to be posted in RCNB Ratnagiri and RCNB Gosree and would sign non disclosure agreements regarding whatever information they may have obtained while in these regions.

The cost of the project would be 19.6 Billion Marks for the two Fusion Power Plants, 740 Million for the Deuterium-Tritium plants and 300 Million Marks per year payable as Annual Maintenance Costs.

The contract shall be valid for either a period of 25 years or until the Kingdom of Cochin can construct its own Fusion power plants.

Signed for the Kingdom of Cochin,
KP Varma,
Minister of External Affairs,
Kingdom of Cochin.

Signed for the Kingdom of Austria,
Heinrich von Brentano, 
Foreign advisor, 
Kingdom of Austria 

Signed for E.ON,
Maximilian Tenz,
for Wulf H. Bernotat, CEO

"Anything else you need, Gentlemen?"

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"Well we guess that is it! Thank you for this agreement. This would facilitate many long term projects of the Kingdom. We hope that the cooperation we have achieved here may in future translated into a stronger and deeper relationship." KP Varma said getting up to shake hands with the Austrian officials.

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"Well we guess that is it! Thank you for this agreement. This would facilitate many long term projects of the Kingdom. We hope that the cooperation we have achieved here may in future translated into a stronger and deeper relationship." KP Varma said getting up to shake hands with the Austrian officials.

Both the officials from the Austrian government as well as the E.ON representative got up, taking their turns in shaking the hands of the Cochin officials.

"It's been an honour doing business with you, Gentlemen," said Tenz, while von Brentano agreed with Varma, saying that he hoped that relations between their two country would warm and turn into a friendly and healthy relationship.

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