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IDE Technologies

Gujarat Reliance Project - India’s largest Desalination Plant case study


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IDE has been delivering high quality Boiler Feed Water (BFW), as well as potable water, to India’s largest oil refinery for the last 15 years. This partnership has flourished and capacity has been expanded twice since first commissioning. Using a reliable Multi-Effect Distillation (MED) seawater desalination solution, IDE proves that eco-awareness, operational innovation and cost savings can go hand in hand.


  • Capacity: 160,000 m3/day (with future installations to follow)
  • Technology:  Multi-Effect Distillation (MED)
  • Project Type: Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC)
  • Footprint: 4 units: 45m x 200m, 4 units: 60m x 120m, 1 unit: 45m x 45m
  • Location: Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • Commission Date: 1998, 2005, 2008


Size - one of the largest MED sites worldwide, and with a new reverse osmosis plant will reach a total capacity of 400,000 m3/day

Technology leadership:

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Low temperature process for high safety
  • Minimal pretreatment that saves costs
  • Track record – continuous successful operation for over 15 years
  • Robust, customized design - optimized for customer needs
  • Easy operation with low opex - inherent stability and automatic control reduce the need for labor and maintenance while maintaining high availability
  • Strong partnership - IDE chosen to supply Reliance’s first reverse osmosis plant at Gujarat

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