The Sorek seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) facility will be constructed under the BOT (Build Operate Transfer) model and is expected to reach a desalination capacity of 150 million m3 of seawater per year, a volume which will make it Israel’s largest SWRO desalination facility and one of the largest of its kind in the world. The plant will use energy generated on-site in a private energy generation facility (IPP) to be built by Delek Infrastructure Ltd, a 50% shareholder of IDE Technologies.

Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies said: “We are proud to have won an additional tender for the creation of a significant new desalination facility in Israel. IDE is a leading player in the world seawater desalination industry and this project is another achievement in the chain of major desalination plants delivered worldwide, using cutting-edge technologies. Among these, we are very proud of our Israeli successes, including the Ashkelon facility (currently the largest operating SWRO facility worldwide), which has been operating successfully for over four years, and the equally large Hadera plant which we expect to begin full streaming in the next few weeks.”

Felber added: “We look forward to working together with Hutchison Water to carry out this large, complex project. We believe that our winning of this tender is further evidence to confirm the creativity, technological and business innovation of our company and our ability to succeed in executing complex, long-term projects of this type.”