Land-based oceanic industry on Mauritius

Dr. Suddhoo, the Executive Director of the Mauritius Research Council tells us about the proposal to set up a Land-based Oceanic Industry (LBOI), based on the success of NELHA on Hawaii. The vision is to use deep-sea water in a variety of applications, including facilities cooling, desalination of bottled water, aquaculture and more. Dr. Suddhoo tell us that they have confirmed that their deep waters do have the desired properties, i.e temperature, purity, minerals and nutrient to enable the development of the LBOI and that “a team of engineers will soon be working of the design of the pipe laying which is required to bring the water from about 3 km off the coast“.

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