Desalination for Clean Water and Energy: Cooperation around the World
9–12 May 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

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Visit to Sorek Desalination Plant – Tuesday May 9

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The conference will begin with visits to desalination plants dotting the coast at this corner of the Mediterranean as well as a water treatment plant.

Sorek Desalination Plant – The world’s largest and most advanced SWRO desalination plant. The Sorek desalination plant 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/d (26,000 m3/h)
  • 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.

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360 view of Sorek