BMC hires a consultant to research desalination plant designs

by Web Desk | Published: 17 Jan 2022

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken a step closer to constructing the city's first desalination plant, which would transform seawater into drinking water. The Mumbai civic body has hired a consultant to examine and assess the plans and data given by IDE Water Technologies Ltd (an Israeli firm) in response to BMC's interest in building a desalination project. The project is expected to cost Rs 1,600 crores, with another Rs 1,920 crores for maintenance over the following 20 years.

 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken a step closer to constructing the city's first desalination plant, which would transform seawater into drinking water. The Mumbai civic body has hired a consultant to examine and assess the plans and data given by IDE Water Technologies Ltd (an Israeli firm) in response to BMC's interest in building a desalination project. The project is expected to cost Rs 1,600 crores, with another Rs 1,920 crores for maintenance over the following 20 years.

 

Yet, city officials have announced that the tender for the plant's construction will be released in June 2022. "In case everything goes according to the plan that has been framed, the construction will likely If all goes as planned, construction should begin next year, and the facility should be operational in four years." "We signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an Israeli technology firm in June 2021, after resurrecting the project in 2020. Their job is to develop a full project study and plant design. The factory will have a daily processing capacity of 200 million litres (MLD).

 

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