IVRCL has reported progress on its desalination project coming up at Minjur near Chennai. A new special purpose vehicle in the style of ‘Chennai Water Desalination Ltd ‘ has been floated by IVRCL in joint venture with Befesa Construccion y Tecnologia Ambiental, Spain to execute the project. The project involves design, construct, operate and maintain on a DBOOT basis a seawater desalination plant of 100 million liters per day (MLD) capacity at Minjur, about 35 kms north of Chennai.
Eariler, Chennai Metrowater Supply Board decided to establish a 100 MLD seawater desalination plant to augment the scarce water supply in the city. CMWSSB awarded the design, construction and operation contract to IVRCL Through a competitive bidding process.
The project is to cost Rs. 4800 million and International Finance Corp is likely to provide a loan amounting to Rs. 11150 million.
Chennai Water Desalination Ltd Door No. 9, Plot No. 16, Mancholai 1st Main Road, Kalaimagal Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, Chennai, India. PIN: 600097 Phone: 22251455. Fax: 22252900. Mr.D. Venkatasubramaniam