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Sorek Project - The world’s largest and most advanced SWRO Desalination Plant case study

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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.

Overview

  • 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

Highlights
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.

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