Annual Report 2017
Country Reports


Dr Purnima Jalihal and Mr. PRASAD Dudhgaonkar National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)



NIOT is building a few more prototypes of indigenously developed wave powered navigational buoy. These prototypes are planned to be deployed at different ports on the East Coast of India. These buoys will have beacon lamp and basic instruments to measure met-ocean parameters. The deployment is expected to be completed in mid-2018.

Also, it is planned to take up an Oscillating Water Column based wave energy project of 100 kW. The project will commence after the necessary clearances are obtained.

A recent survey carried out by NIOT at a few places on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands indicates that there is a good potential for hydrokinetic turbine deployment on the Andaman Islands. Based on these measurements, NIOT’s ocean current turbine module with 1 kW average capacity is being readied for deployment in 2018 at a suitable location.

The preparatory work for OTEC powered Desalination Plant (at Kavaratti in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep), like surveys and legislative clearances, is about to be completed. The plant site has been identified and Request for Proposals (RFPs) is under preparation.