Gujarat Reliance Project

India’s Largest Desalination Plant


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)
indiaTechnology:  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
Shorlisted by Global Water Awards 2017
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

"Reliance, India - IDE’s plant has been running smoothly for over a decade with very low maintenance costs"

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