Gujarat Reliance Desalination Plant (India)


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.

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



  • Capacity: 160,000 m³/day (future installations to follow)
  • Technology: Thermal Desalination
  • Project type: Engineering & Procurement
  • Location: India
  • Footprint: 4 units: 45m x 200m, 4 units: 60m x 120m, 1 unit: 45m x 45m
  • Commissioning 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. Shortlisted 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’s needs.

  • Easy operation with low opex

    Inherent stability and automatic control reduces the need for labor and maintenance while maintaining high availability.

  • Strong partnership

    IDE was chosen to supply Reliance’s first reverse osmosis plant at Gujarat.


  • Highly Commended Thermal Desalination Plant of the Year 2009 (GWI).

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