IDE Water Technologies, a global leading provider of seawater desalination plants, announced an agreement with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for the preparation of a Detailed Project Report for a 200 MLD seawater desalination plant (expandable up to 400 MLD) after which MCGM will take up bidding for the project development and operation on Swiss Challenge method with IDE having the right of first refusal. The project will serve Mumbai’s municipal needs and increase the Mumbai metropolitan’s drinking water supply.
With over 14 million citizens, Mumbai is India’s most populated city. It is one of the largest and most densely populated urban areas globally – an epicenter for India’s entertainment, fashion, commercial and financial activities. The city’s water supply requirement averages around 4.4 billion liters per day for domestic, commercial and industrial use. IDE’s seawater desalination plant, to be constructed at Manori, will diversify Mumbai’s drinking water sources and overcome challenging conditions to provide a reliable supply of high-quality water at a reduced cost yet environmentally sustainable.
“We are thrilled to partner with IDE on this sustainable water initiative, bringing their industry-leading desalination technology to Mumbai metropolitan to benefit the millions of citizens and commercial businesses that rely on our water supply daily,” said I S Chahal, municipal commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. “This project will be able to support the increasing demand for drinking water while still preserving our environment.”
“IDE is excited for the opportunity to share our comprehensive expertise and knowledge in seawater desalination technology to benefit Mumbai metropolitan and its many water challenges,” said Alon Tavor, chief executive officer, IDE Water Technologies. “We at IDE see this collaboration as an excellent opportunity to partner with MCGM to benefit Mumbai’s population and continue to strengthen the long-lasting cooperation between India and Israel.”
On June 28, 2021, IDE Water Technologies, along with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai commissioners in the presence of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, Uddhav Thackeray, cabinet ministers, Mayor of Mumbai, senior bureaucrats of the state and the Consul General of Israel celebrated the signing of the agreement for the new seawater desalination project.