Male’ Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hitachi Zosen Corporation and Renewable Energy Maldives to develop a renewable energy water manufacturing system.
The MoU signing, held last Wednesday, was officiated by the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology Aminath Shauna and the Japanese Ambassador to the Maldives Takeuchi Midori.
MWSC Managing Director Hassan Shah signed on behalf of the SOE, his Hitachi Zosen Corporation counterpart Miyagi Taiyo signed on behalf of the heavy machinery developer and Renewable Energy Maldives’ Chairman Dr. Ibrahim Nashid signed on behalf of the private corporation.
The project involves the development of a renewable energy-based water plantation in Gulhifalhu, Male’ Atoll. The RO plant will have the capacity of producing 500 cubic meters of water every day. The project also includes the installation of a 500-kilowatt Solar PV system and a 1,450-kilowatt-per-hour battery energy storage system.
“This renewable energy-based clean drinking water project will be funded by the Japanese government, Global Environment Center Foundation, Hitachi Zosen, and Renewable Energy Maldives,” MWSC said.
The initiative’s foreign partner, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, is a major Japanese industrial and engineering corporation that produces power plants, industrial plants and machinery, precision machinery, and construction machinery among other products.
Although once a part of the Hitachi brand, the Hitachi Zosen Corporation is in not related to Hitachi; the electronics and appliance manufacturing conglomerate.