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Memorandum of Agreement between NTPC and IRCTC for packaged drinking water

05th Oct, 2018

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been entered between NTPC & IRCTC on 05th October 2018 for setting up a manufacturing facility for packaged drinking water (Rail Neer) by IRCTC at NTPC’s Simhadri Super Thermal Power Project at Simhadri, district Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The agreement was signed in Delhi in the august presence of CMD-NTPC Ltd, CMD-IRCTC Ltd and other dignitaries.

The facility will utilize patented Flash Desalination Technology (FDT) developed by NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the Research & Development arm of NTPC. The technology has been developed for production of Quality water (desalinate/ distilled/ drinking water) from sea / brackish water utilizing waste heat from flue gas of power plant. NTPC has already set-up a facility for production of 120 ton per day of desalinated seawater at NTPC Simhadri STPP using this FDT technology, which is running at full capacity since March 2017.

NTPC and IRCTC are also exploring the feasibility to set up similar facility at other NTPC locations like Talcher & Solapur.

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