Sorek sets signiﬁcant new industry benchmarks in desalination technology, capacity and water cost. It provides clean, potable water for over 1.5 million people, comprising 20% of the municipal water demand in Israel, thus alleviating the country’s potable water shortage while minimizing the impact on terrestrial and marine environments.
- Capacity: 624,000 m³/day (26,000 m³/hour)
- Technology: Reverse Osmosis (RO)
- Project Type: Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
- Location: Sorek, Israel
- Footprint: 100,000 m² (10 ha)
- Commission Date: 2013
Technological leadership - innovative design incorporating vertical arrangement of 16” membranes in a large-scale facility, resulting in a reduced footprint hence saving costs. Also utilizes IDE’s proprietary Pressure Center Design, Double Line Intake and ERS (Energy Recovery System) for increased efﬁciency and reduced energy consumption
Competitive pricing - sets a new benchmark for low cost of desalinated water in BOT projects
Environmental responsibility - minimizes marine, shoreline and land impacts thanks to pipe jacking of long and large diameter pipelines, smart structural design and sludge treatment for reduced energy and chemical consumption.