Indian OTEC plans

NIOT are looking for private sector partners to build desalination plants based on the Sagar Shakti design according to DailyIndia.com [cached]. It also looks like the Sagar Shakti vessel is actually operational as well, as it is listed as being off Ennore, with a task of desalination. Hopefully this means that they now have a fully operational deep-water piple as well. Furthermore they have put up a page describing the Kavaratti desalination plant which we have written about before. It seems to be a flash evaporator taking electricity from outside the system to drive the vaccum pumps, (like an open cycle OTEC without the turbines or the second stage of a hybrid-OTEC, the part which produces the fresh water).

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