Wintershall Oil And Gas Project

Providing Germany’s leading oil & gas supplier with a superior alternative for oil recovery

Wintershall oil and gas

A cost-effective, eco-friendly solution that replaced the existing conventional boiler feed water generation process for the Emlichheim Oil Field. IDE’s industrial water treatment solution has been in continuous operation since 1991, delivering 100% of the design capacity and ensuring steady, successful oil production for many years.


Capacity: 1200 m3/day
Technology: Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC)
Project Type: Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC)
Location: Emlichheim Oil Field, North Germany
Commission Date: 1990, 1991


Proven reliable track record:

  • Continuous successful operation for over two decades

Technological leadership:


  • Robust horizontal design optimized for customer needs
  • Cost-effective high quality materials of construction (MoC) designed for durability
  • Inherent stability and automatic control, reducing the need for labor and maintenance, while maintaining high availability

Environmental responsibility:

  • No additional water resources required
  • Closed loop water treatment
  • 25% lower energy consumption

"IDE’s Evaporators have operated at 98% availability for over 2 decades, providing a sustainable water treatment solution"

Ludger Lau, Plant Operational Engineering & Technology, Wintershall, Germany

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