2020-12-30 Product news

Alfa Laval launches Water ATM (Water Purification Plants) at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu

Alfa Laval launches Water ATM (Water Purification Plants) at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu
To provide clean drinking water to over 3000 underprivileged households

Tuticorin, 23rd December 2020 Alfa Laval, a leading global supplier of products and solutions for heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling, today launched Water ATM’s at two locations in Tuticorin. Mr. VP Jeyaseelan (IAS) Thoothukudi Municipal Commissioner, Thoothukudi City Municipal Corporation was present at the inauguration. Coconut breaking ceremony and ribbon cutting with lighting of the lamp was done at the Honourable Commissioner’s hands. Honourable Commissioner said “This is one of its kinds plant in district and we hope to have more in other corporations. We will offer all assistance. For other areas to also get benefitted if the team could promote to nearby areas and villages and disseminate information. We will assist to open other plants and I am very happy to inaugurate the plant and thank all the staff and everyone involved in the project “


These Water ATM’s are expected to cater to more than 3000 households belonging to the marginalized and underprivileged communities in these areas. The two ATMs were remotely inaugurated by Mr. Ramdas Salunke, Head Marine & Service, Alfa Laval India. Present at the Virtual inauguration ceremony were senior officials from Alfa Laval including Mr. Ramdas Salunke, Vice President Marine and Service, and Ms. Lalita Vasu, CSR Manager, Ms. Rajita Kumar, Head Communications & Brand, Mr. K. Parameswaran Regional Sales Manager. Also present online were Mr. V. Palanisami, Head of Production, Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited and Mr. Mohan Ranbaore, Managing Director of Water Life. All precautions with respect to Covid-19 were taken during inauguration. Two people were present at the inaugural site during who maintained all infection risk prevention norms like wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing

These plants are 10 stage, cloud-managed, solar-powered, cashless water ATMs. The plant has a 10-stage fully automated water purification system. Each of these plants has 1000 litres per hour processing capacity and is geared to be operational for 8 hours a day, thus providing up to 8000 litres of water a day per site. These water ATMs have facility for providing chilled water during summer. Though the plants are operational for 8 hours the water can be collected by the residents for 24 hours via non-contact taps and sensor panels installed outside the plant.

Water at these ATMs is available at an affordable price of Rs. 7/- per can of 20 litres. The water is provided against a pre-loaded card with a registration process. Each family can take 2 cans per day which will meet the needs of a family of five persons. The amount collected for water will go towards the maintenance cost and salary of the plant operator.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ramdas said,” We are committed to creating better everyday conditions for people. Access to the safe drinking water is one of the fundamentals in this direction. It is heart-warming to see efficient utilisation of all the six water ATM’s we installed in this region and two more being inaugurated. People are greatly benefited from the same, about 2000 to 3500 people get around One lakh litre of drinking water every month from each of these units. We take pride in doing our bit to the society and shall continue our efforts to contribute the best way possible towards the betterment of society at large

Alfa Laval has roped in WaterLife, a social enterprise specializing in building and operating stand-alone water purification plants in underserved areas of India as its implementation partner for this Water ATM project. This project will be maintained by WaterLife for a period of 10 years. and the life of the plants is 25 years. This initiative will also provide job opportunities for residents in the area, who will be trained and employed as a plant operator at each site.

This is Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress – always going the extra mile to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets. Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day. It’s all about Advancing better™. Alfa Laval has 17,500 employees. Annual sales in 2019 were SEK 46.5 billion (approx.EUR 4.4 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq OMX.


Alfa Laval has been present in India since 1937.
The Indian company holds a unique Group Manufacturing Unit status for supplying Centrifugal Separators, Decanters and Flow equipment for the global market through sales companies across the globe. The company's products & systems are widely used in a variety of applications in Indian industries like Food Processing, Diary, Edible oil processing, Sugar production, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, Brewery, Distillery, Starch, Pulp and Paper, Inorganic, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Marine, Energy, Effluent Handling and Steel & Metal. www.alfalaval.in


For further information please contact:

Rajita Kumar - Head, Communications India Region (India and South Asia) – Middle East – Africa
Email: rajita.kumar@alfalaval.com


Vijay Chacko, BrandWave
Mobile no: +91 98404 85558



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