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VA Tech Wabag awarded Rs.1000 Crore Desalination Project

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25. February 2010


VA Tech Wabag to provide a world class plant based on modern sea water reverse osmosis technology, which converts sea water into fresh potable water  

 VA Tech Wabag are awarded the contract for executing India's largest sea water desalination project by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board. The total cost of the project is Rs.1033 crores. The plant will have a capacity of 100 million litres a day, it will be built on DBO basis within 24 months and thereafter 7 year O&M.

The desalination plant will be set up at Nemmeli, 35 kms south of Chennai on 40 acres of land. The company will provide a world class plant based on modern sea water reverse osmosis technology, which converts sea water into fresh potable water.

The Nemmeli plant will comprise state-of-the-art units such as disc filters, ultra filtration membranes and RO membranes. This is the first time in India that disc filters are being used for pre-treatment of sea water.This will enable the company to commission the plant faster and help in increasing operational efficiencies both in terms of cost and time. In addition it will be possible to eliminate or substantially reduce the use of chemicals at the pre-treatment stage.

Thiru M.K. Stalin, Deputy Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the Nemmeli Desalination Plant and inaugurated the work commencement at Nemmeli site on Tuesday, the 23rd February 2010.

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Mr. Rajiv Mittal, Managing Director, VA Tech Wabag, shaking hands with Thiru M.K. Stalin, Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and welcoming Thiru K.S. Sripathi, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tamil Nadu <br />  



  

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