PUNE, India, April 28, 2011 /PR Newswire/ -- Aquatech has been awarded a contract to design, engineer, fabricate and build a 13,000 cubic meters/day seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) based desalination plant for Coastal Energen Pvt. Ltd. (CEPL). Coastal Energen, the power generating flagship company of the Coal and Oil Group, is setting up a 1200 MW coal fired thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu, India. Coal and Oil Group is an integrated energy company involved in various aspects of energy supplies, including coal trading, mining, shipping, logistics and power generation.
In addition to seawater desalination, Aquatech is providing a complete water and wastewater solution for the facility, including a high-purity water system, electro chlorination, and effluent treatment plant. It is a total turnkey package also including pilot trials for the seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) pretreatment and civil & building work.
'The 2 x 600 MW Mutiara Power Plant being developed at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu has special architectural features. Several environment-friendly measures have also been adopted to make it a reference power project,' said the Managing Director, Coastal Energen, Mr. S.M. Zafrulla.
'Aquatech has been awarded this order under stiff competition. The basis for selection of Aquatech as an associate for this project has been the recent commissioning of a desalination plant for India's first UMPP, and also various important installations supplied and commissioned worldwide,' he added.
Aquatech Vice President Sachin Kukade said, 'Significant power generation capacity is being added to address our country's energy deficit, and many projects are coming up in the coastal region where the desalination of seawater is the only solution to meet the fresh water requirements.
'Aquatech is at the forefront of providing desalination solutions to some of the leading power generation companies in the country. This most recent desalination project for Coastal Energen is an important and prestigious addition to the list of our coveted customers. Coastal Energen is building a truly 'world class' power generating facility and we are very proud to be their partners for their ambitious maiden venture.'
Aquatech is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge. The company is headquartered in the United States, and has a significant presence worldwide through subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East, India, and China. Aquatech strives to provide Technology Leadership and Performance Excellence to the Global Water Industry and aims to support its clients with cutting-edge Sustainable Solutions, minimizing their Life Cycle Cost, as well as their Carbon and Water Footprint.
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