OTEC Powered Desalination Plant at Kavaratti

Status: In Development

A OTEC-powered desalination plant has been proposed at Kavaratti, with preparatory activities being carried out by NIOT.

A tender for construction, operation, and maintenance has been issued with an extended submission deadline due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Project Overview

Establishment of an OTEC powered desalination plant of 100 m3/day capacity at Kavaratti in U.T. Lakshadweep


  • A detailed EIA report was submitted to LCZMA for clearance and subsequently a meeting with LCZMA was held on 29th Sep 2018.
  • The committee recommended simulation to be carried out and hence a simulation was carried out in CORMIX for predicting the dispersion and dilution of discharged cold water.
  • Foundation stone for OTEC powered desalination plant was laid by Hon’ble minister for MoES Dr. Harsh Vardhan at Kavaratti on 22nd Oct 2018.
  • Administrative order has now been issued.

Future plan:
Detailed engineering and drawing preparation for different plant components, tendering & procurement process.

From: https://www.niot.res.in/niot1/efw_activities.php