Gujarat Essar Desalination Plant (India)


Among the largest single-location refineries in the world, the Nayara (previously named Essar) Oil Refinery recognized the need to guarantee the quality of its industrial process water.


Essar chose to partner with IDE and installed two highly energy-efficient Multi-Effect Distillation (MED) seawater desalination units. As a sign of a productive partnership, two further larger units were ordered in 2008, more than tripling the capacity


  • Capacity: 65,000 m³/day (4 installations)
  • Technology: MED
  • Water Source: Seawater
  • Contract type: Engineering, Supply, Supervision of erection, startup and commissioning
  • Location: Jamnagar, India
  • Customer: Nayara Energy (Essar oil refinery)
  • Usage: Industrial process water
  • Commissioning date: 2006, 2012


  • Technological leadership

    Low energy consumption, low-temperature process for high safety and low maintenance, minimal pretreatment required, continuous operation with high reliability > 95%.

  • Robust, customized design

    Optimized for customer needs

  • Trusted long-term partnership

    After the successful installation of the first 2 units in 2006, Essae selected IDE to expand the desalination plant in 2012 and reach a total capacity of 65,000 m³/day

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