The project supplies water to Indian Oil Corporation's 5 MMTPA grassroots refinery and petrochemical complex set up near the port of Paradip in Odisha. The water supply project consists of intake works at Cuttack, a 94 km pipeline from Cuttack to Paradip, 100 MLD water treatment plant, and allied works at Paradip. The project is housed in the Special Purpose Vehicle, IL&FS Paradip Refinery Water Limited (IPRWL).


Innovations and Impact

  1. The project is the first of its kind wherein a major utility of a refinery has been awarded in a BOOT model and has been implemented successfully. The process of obtaining ISO 14000 and OSHAS certification for the project is currently underway.
  2. The entire facility is automated through SCADA and PLC.
  3. As a major portion of it has been laid underground, the 94 km pipeline has been completed with nearly no R&R issues or displacement of people and livelihoods. Moreover, the project employs semi-skilled and unskilled workmen from the local community.
  4. The project has initiated sand dredging in the river, to be undertaken by Water Resources Department, to prevent flooding near the embankment and enable aquatic life to flourish. Compensatory afforestation has also been undertaken in a stretch of about 30 kms.


September 2009 Start date
June 2014 Commercial Operations
June 2039 End of Concession Period



Paradip Water Supply Project
Project information, IWL

IL&FS Water Ltd
IWL was awarded the development, construction, O&M of the project

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