Jamnagar Chemical Complex BASF Bags Contract for Desalination at Jamnagar

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Inge, a subsidiary of BASF SE and technology leader in ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, has secured a contract to supply high-capacity ultrafiltration technology for a desalination plant in Jamnagar. More than 4,000 modules from the T-Rack 3.0 series will provide 450,000 cubic meters of pretreated water per day to one of the country's largest oil refineries.

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New contract for BASF subsidiary Inge at Jamnagar, India
New contract for BASF subsidiary Inge at Jamnagar, India
(Picture: BASF/Manfred Rinderspacher)

Jamnagar/India - The desalination plant is built by IDE Technologies, one of the world’s leading water treatment specialists, and will use Inge UF to protect the sensitive reverse osmosis membranes and to minimize the energy footprint of the plant. After multiple sea water pretreatment steps, the desalination plant will deliver up to 170,000 cubic meters of process water per day.

“Onsite pilot testing confirmed that our T-Rack 3.0 ultrafiltration modules meet the very demanding performance requirements in terms of process stability, filtrate quality and yield, especially during the monsoon period,” explained Inge CEO Bruno Steis.

“Our unique technology delivers a continuous supply of pre-filtered water at a consistently high quality level independent of seasonal fluctuations with high turbidity, thereby helping to reduce the plant's energy and operating cost significantly,” Steis added.