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Israeli desalination solution to be applied at Indian refinery

18th December 2013

RIL to commission IDE Technologies’ seawater reverse osmosis solution to expand the desalination plant at Jamnagar oil refinery in Gujarat

Oil refinery
SWRO uses advanced chemical processes to purify water which can be used for a variety of industrial applications

Reliance Industries (RIL) has placed an order for a seawater reverse osmosis solution (SWRO) from Israel’s IDE Technologies to meet the increased water capacity requirement at Jamnagar oil refinery in the Indian state of Gujarat.

 

RIL had partnered with IDE Technologies for a multi-effect distillation (MED) seawater desalination solution at the Jamnagar oil refinery.

 

Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies, said: “Over the past several years, we’ve established a strong partnership with Reliance built on trust and success with our reliable desalination solutions. With Reliance’s first installation of our SWRO solution, we look forward to taking our partnership to the next level of success and growth.”

 

SWRO is a process to treat sea water by removing salts and minerals. It uses advanced chemical processes to purify water which can be used for a variety of industrial applications.

 

Felber added: “We are excited that one of India’s largest seawater desalination plants is to follow in the tradition of our other large-scale SWRO plants, including our leading projects at Ashkelon, Hadera, Cape Preston, Sorek and Carlsbad.”

 

The Jamnagar oil refinery is located in close proximity of the sea. This will enable RIL to reduce the length of pipes and lower costs related to pumping.

 

RIL has made considerable investments in expanding the capacity of Jamnagar oil refinery. The Indian company had teamed up with France’s Technip for supply and implementation of refinery off-gas cracker project (ROGC) in July 2012.