Committee to check feasibility for renewable power based mostly desalination plant at Krishnapatnam port


The government of Andhra Pradesh has set up a panel of experts to design a mechanical vapor compression (MVC) -based desalination of seawater systems with renewable energy in the port of Krishnapatnam.

The design, implementation and implementation of the proposed pilot project would necessarily require close coordination between the relevant ministries of the government of Andhra Pradesh as well as with the respective ministries of the Indian government, NITI Aayog and EAC-PM.

The shortage of drinking water is considered one of the greatest challenges of the future worldwide. Population growth, increasing demand for fresh water for domestic, irrigation and industrial use make it necessary to improve the supply of fresh water from conventional and new sources. This has led to a focus on desalination of seawater using environmentally friendly and inexpensive technologies.

The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC-PM) has investigated an innovative concept for the use of renewable energies, in particular offshore wind energy, for the desalination of seawater through mechanical vapor compression (MVC).

This topic was raised in the discussions during a visit by a delegation from the Minister of State of Finance to the EAC-PM in New Delhi in January 2021, and there was great interest in this MVC technology or any other technology for desalination of water plants as a pilot project at the port of Krishnapatnam or any other convenient location in Andhra Pradesh.

The state government has decided to set up an expert committee for the conception of the desalination of seawater systems with renewable energy on a pilot basis in Krishnapatnam or another suitable location in Andhra Pradesh.

According to a decision of the State Secretary Adityanath Das, who is forming a committee of experts, chaired by the Secretary General.

The committee would work under the overall direction of Ratan P Watal, member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC-PM), and work with Wassermanagement -expert (WME) GmbH (Germany) and other agencies and examine the feasibility of carrying out the desalination project.