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NIOT has been developing several offshore components for various programs like desalination, mining, data buoys etc. These include pipelines/risers, moorings in deep water for small buoys as well as large vessels. The need for developing several offshore components has been felt for most of the projects handled in NIOT. The group addresses such needs. 

Ocean Structures group provides innovative design solutions through continuous research to cater to the needs of the institute as well as industry in offshore installations. The major projects handled by the group include:

    • Establishment of Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) plants in Island of UT Lakshadweep to cater to drinking water requirement in these remote Islands.
    • Development of Technologies for Offshore Structural components.
    • Demonstration of Shore Protection Measures through Pilot Projects.

    Typical configuration of LTTD plant in Island along with views of Agatti / Minicoy plants

    LTTD Plant Projects completed and ongoing at the Islands of UT Lakshadweep

    LTTD plant at Kalpeni Island

    A view of the installed of data Platform along with insets of LiDAR and installed locations, Jakhau and Pipavav in Gujarat

    Demonstration of Shore Protection Projects - Puducherry Beach formation and Public response