Wintershall Oil & Gas Project (Germany)


Providing BASF (Wintershall), a German oil & gas  producer with an innovative  MVC  (XXXX) solution incorporating IDE’s horizontal falling film evaporator for produced water,

A cost-effective, eco-friendly solution at the time,  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 (2 installations)
  • Technology: MVC (Mechanical Vapour Compressor)
  • Water Source: Oil field Produced water
  • Contract type: Engineering, Supply, Supervision of erection, startup and commisioning
  • Location: Germany
  • Customer: Wintershall Holding GmbH
  • Usage: Industrial
  • Commissioning date: 1992


  • Proven reliable track record

    Continuous successful operation since 1992

  • 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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