Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 399 – Deceiving Li Shiyou
“Director Li, you are a busy man now. It is hard to get to meet you.” Feng Yu joked.
“Manager Feng, stop kidding with me. I came here once I received your call. How come you have the time to treat me today? It is not easy to get a treat from you.”
Feng Yu thought back, I had not treated Li Shiyou before?
Huh? I really have not treated him to a meal before. I had eaten a few times at his Motor Factory Canteen before. Although I had donated a lot of money the past few years, I am still being treated as a stingy person!
“That’s why I am treating you today. I have prepared noodles.” Feng Yu replied without his face turning red.
“Since you are treating today, I will eat at least 3 bowls!”
Wen Deguang was looking at them in shock. This Feng Yu could speak so casually with Director Li of the Motor Factory? Director Li was a high ranked leader, and he managed a huge factory. He could still joke with Feng Yu?
“Director Li, let me introduce. This is my District Chief and also secretary Wen Deguang. He had watched me grow up. Uncle Wen, this is Director Li of the Motor Factory. He is the person who can help us.”
Li Shiyou heard the way Feng Yu addresses Wen Deguang, and he knew that they both were very close. He saw Wen Deguang stretching out 2 hands to shake hand with him, and he immediately shook his hands with both hands too.
“Let’s talk while we eat?”
“No problems.: Li Shiyou replied.
“Director Li, how good is the technology on wind-powered generators at the Motor Factory?” Feng Yu asked.
“It’s fine I think. Although we are not the best in China, we are still one of the tops regarding technology. It is still all because of your help. If not, our technologies will not be improved so fast.” Li Shiyou said.
If Feng Yu had not brought in so many related technologies from the Soviet Union, the Motor Factory only have hydro and thermal generators’ technologies that were considered advanced. The other types of generators were too ordinary. But now the Motor Factory was different. They even have the technologies for Nuclear powered generators. The factory had received many orders due to their improvement in their technologies.
This was the time when the nation was developing their energy industry. How could the Motor factory’s business not do well? This was especially so after the Motor Factory had appeared on CCTV. The whole nation’s generator factories knew that the Motor Factory had the most advanced technologies. If not, how could they win a national level award?
For the whole nation, getting an award on CCTV was equivalent to getting a national level award. If it was only a small award, why would CCTV air it? How could there be an awards ceremony for small awards?
Li Shiyou was very grateful to Feng Yu. This was why when he heard that Feng Yu needed his help, he came over to meet him. Li Shiyou was clear that if he helped Feng Yu, Feng Yu would undoubtedly remember him. In the future, if there were any good things, Feng Yu would not forget about him and the Motor Factory.
But why was Feng Yu talking about Wind power? What has it got to do with Feng Yu?
“Director Li, how are your wind-powered generators selling?”
When Feng Yu mentioned this, Li Shiyou shook his head: “The sales are so-so only. It is not as good as the hydro and thermal generators.”
So-so was also better than before. In the past, no one had even asked them about their wind-powered generators. Now, at least he had some profits and these profits was enough for them to research on improving their technologies.
“Director Li, do you know why your generators are not selling well?”
“Why?” Li Shiyou was curious. Feng Yu knew the reason?
“It is because you did not let the others see the results.”
“What do you mean?”
“When people want to buy hydro-powered generators, you will say that the Ge Zhou hydropower station is using your generators. If they wanted to buy thermal generators, you have countless examples. Even if those people have not been to those places, they would also have heard of them. They will know about the quality of your generators. But for wind-powered generators, what examples do you have?”
Feng Yu was slowly leading Li Shiyou’s thoughts to where he wants it to be.
“Sigh~~~ It was really like what you said. Last year, we had sold some wind-powered generators to the Xinjiang there, and there were the inquiries about wind-powered generators increased. Are you trying to tell me to increase the marketing of the Wind-powered generators there?” Li Shiyou asked excitedly.
Damn, the west had already started to build wind-powered power stations?
“Director Li, no. you are wrong.” Feng Yu tried to change Li Shiyou’s thinking. “Think about this. If your buyers could see the real thing, do you think that it will be more effective?”
“The real thing? Are you telling me to build a wind-powered power plant in Bing City? That’s impossible. We do not have much wind here.” Li Shiyou waved his hand. Constant winds were a must for wind-powered generators.
“There is a small mountain near my district. You can build a power station there. In future, if you have any potential clients, you can bring them there to look at the real thing. If your generators are able to generate electricity in places without many winds, that means the Motor Factory had more advanced technologies.”
Li Shiyou suddenly stared at Feng Yu and smiled: “This is the reason why you have treated me for this meal? Are you thinking of asking me to build a wind-powered power plant for your district?”
Feng Yu smiled: “It’s an investment. After the power plant is built, you are able to earn on the electricity charges.”
“I knew that you are not so generous to treat me. If you are me and you knew that there is not much wind in your district, will you still build a power plant there?”
Feng Yu carefully asked: “Will there be any losses?”
“Maybe not. But there will not be any profits either. Our generators can be used for about 30 years, but we still need to lay cables, installations, maintenance, etc. You can calculate how much we need to invest in this project.”
Feng Yu brighten up: “It is fine if there are no losses. This is advertising. Which advertisements does not need money? Furthermore, you can let the State Power or the local power to lay the cables. If you use their cables, they will be the ones that will do the maintenance, and you will still have some profits every year. This was a good deal. Your advertisement does not need to pay and could still make some profits.”
“Stop trying to deceive me. Is this advertisement or charity? Our factory is now waiting for big news. If this goes through, our factory will have no worries for the next 10 years. Why would we still need advertisements?”
“What order is this that will sustain your factory for 10 years?”
“Three Gorges! There had been discussions about this long ago. But the National People’s Congress might be approving this project this year. We are competing for 2 compressors. We have high hopes of winning this bid. If this project goes through, then we will become one of the top generator factories in the world. You think our orders will be less in the future?” Li Shiyou said proudly.
Huh? Three Gorges dam will be using Bing City’s Motor Factory?
Feng Yu remembered in his previous life that the Three Gorges dam was using generators from the US, Germany, and France in the first phase. It was only in the 2nd phase when Bing City Motor Factory and other state-owned generator factories supplied the generators.
Could it be that things had changed in this life?
It seems that this was the year when the Three Gorges dam hydro station’s project was approved. As such, Feng Yu told Li Shiyou confidently: “If I can be guaranteed that this project will be approved during this Congress, can you invest in a small wind-powered power station in my district?”
Li Shiyou’s eyes opened wide. Feng Yu could guarantee that this project will be approved?
“Are you gambling?”
“It is fine if Director Li thinks that I am gambling. If this project is not approved, then I will help you think of a way to let your factory earn tens of millions each year! If the project is approved, then our power station?”
“I will invest in that power station even if the Three Gorges dam project is not approved. What idea do you have?” This was tens of millions. It cost only a few millions to build a wind-powered power generator. Using a few million to exchange for a business that will make tens of millions profit. This was a good deal!