Scientists from city-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) will build the country’s first offshore desalination plant about 40km from the Chennai coast with a capacity of about 10 million litres of water per day, said the director of the institute Satheesh C Shenoi.
A detailed project report for the plant, which is estimated to cost ?2,000 crore, has been submitted to the Centre for approval. Designed and built by NIOT scientists, the plant will come up off the shores of Ennore.
“Buiding the offshore plant involves a lot of engineering challenges, and the design is complex,” said Shenoi, adding, “The plant can be scaled up for more capacity if required.” Read More…
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