Hyflux, Hitachi and Itochu to develop Asia’s largest seawater desalination project in India

A consortium of Hyflux Utility (India) Pte Ltd, Hitachi Ltd and Itochu Corp are to develop a seawater desalination plant in the Dahej Special Economic Zone in the state of Gujarat, India.

The US$600 million desalination project will be developed on a Design, Build, Own and Operate (DBOO) basis.

Hitachi will be the lead engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and will collaborate with Hyflux on the EPC and O&M works for the desalination project.

The 336 000 m3 per day desalination facility will employ ultrafiltration pre-treatment and reverse osmosis membrane technologies to treat the seawater into water suitable for industrial use.

This will be Asia’s largest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant to date.