Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd (GEIIPL), the Indian subsidiary of US-headquartered GE, today announced they have joined hands for manufacturing water treatment equipments in India.
As per the agreement, BHEL and GEIIPL will jointly engineer and supply water treatment solutions for the Indian market.
BHEL added that over the term of the agreement it will acquire the capability to address large water treatment systems based on GE Products, on its own.
The state-owned power equipment maker added that the partnership will help it provide more cost-effective membrane-based water treatment systems for boiler make up water, services water and potable water, required in power plants for all type of input water like sea water, brackish water and waste water.
The demand for water treatment systems in India over 2011-15 is estimated to be around Rs18,000 crore, with the power sector alone requiring water treatment systems worth Rs8,000 crore, according to Global Water Market 2011.
The agreement will cover membrane-based technologies like reverse osmosis, ultra filtration, electrodialysis and electrodeionisation, the company said in a statement.
The water desalination products shall be used for power plants (non-nuclear), industrial application, potable water and municipal desalination plants.