03/19/2012 | Editor: Dominik Stephan
An international consortium will build the currently largest seawater desalination unit in Dahej, India. Plans for a desalination facility at the port of Dahej have been considered since recent studies revealed a possible water shortage for the local industry.
Gandhiagar/India – Japanese companies Hitachi and Itochu team up with Singaporean water management firm Itochu on the building of the Rs 20 billion (about roughly US $ 400 million) plant with a capacity of 75 million gallons per day (MGD).
Previously, Industries minister Saurabh Patel has informed the state assembly, that "a major consortium will be signing up an agreement with the state government on March 22 to set up the biggest desalination plant of Asia. To be set up in the Dahej special economic zone, it will also provide water to the whole of industrial area of the region."
The initiative to put up a world scale water desalination at Dhej came after the state government found that it would not be possible to provide enough water to industry from the Narmada river. The Narmada river is sacred to the Indian population. Currently, large water power and canal programms have caused much heat in the country.
More about this and other world scale projects in our online database GROAB. See www.GROAB.net.
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