Japanese firm Hitachi, on Friday, announced that a consortium comprising Hitachi and Hyflux had signed an agreement with Dahej Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for a sea-water desalination project in Gujarat.

The consortium signed a water purchase agreement with Dahej Special Economic Zone in Gujarat, Hitachi Ltd said in a statement issued here.

The consortium plans to construct a sea water desalination plant in an industrial park within Dahej SEZ, and provide a stable supply of industrial water over a period of 30 years (including the construction period). “Hitachi will work closely with Hyflux to successfully implement the project, in order to facilitate the use of water resources in Dahej SEZ in Gujarat,” Hitachi president Hiroaki Nakanishi said.

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