The first ever plant in the state that proposes to process the saline water of the sea and provide fresh water to industries, which is coming up at Tannirbavi here is nearing completion. Within a few days, the plant will start to pump out desalinated water.
The Expert Appraisal Committee for Projects related to Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recommended CRZ clearance to the State’s first reverse osmosis-based seawater desalination plant proposed by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL).
Headed by Deepak Arun Apte, the committee in its 207th meeting on January 25 said that the clearance was subject to MRPL ensuring temporary structures installed for laying pipelines for the 70 million litre per day (MLD)-capacity plant are removed within one month of […]
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) is planning to set up desalination plant in Mangaluru – India
The annual report of the company for 2016-17 says that it has got permission from the Karnataka government to set up a desalination plant in Mangaluru. Feasibility studies, along with studies for environment impact assessment, are being done.
The project is expected to be commissioned in 2019-20, it said. It may be mentioned here that the water crisis in Mangaluru had resulted in partial shut down of the units of the refinery complex during April and May last year.