Chennai II desalination to have Norit UF pretreatment

Norit X-Flow is to supply, install, commission and start up the ultrafiltration (UF) pretreatment package for the Nemmeli seawater reverse osmosis plant in Chennai, India. It will be the first advanced membrane desalination pretreatment system in the country.

The supply contract for 3,600 Seaguard modules was signed on 31 March 2010 with VA Tech Wabag Ltd , the company constructing the plant on a design, build and operate basis. The 100,000 m³/d project is to be constructed for the Chennai Metropolitan Water & Sewerage Board, the second SWRO plant providing water for the city.

Chennai, where Norit India is headquartered, is one of the country’s fastest growing metropolises with a
population of close to seven million and the water plant is expected to meet the city’s long-term drinking
water requirements.