Wintershall Oil & Gas Project (Germany)


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

A cost-effective, eco-friendly solution that replaced the existing conventional boiler-fed 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.

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

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


  • Capacity: 1,200 m³/day
  • Technology: Thermal Desalination
  • Project type: Engineering & Procurement
  • Location: Germany
  • Commissioning 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 as it is a closed-loop water treatment, achieving 25% lower energy consumption.

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