LG Water Solutions to provide membranes for Israel’s Ashdod desalination project

LG Water Solutions has been selected as the exclusive RO membrane supplier for the Ashdod Rehabilitation Project in Israel, which is co-owned by Shapir and GES.

The Ashdod project
The Ashdod project - Image: GES and Shafir.

The South Korean company will supply LG SW 440 SR G2 membranes to replace all existing seawater RO (SWRO) membranes in the first pass system. The membranes are expected to be commissioned by mid-2024.

The facility is one of the five largest desalination plants in Israel, with a production capacity of 336,000 m3/day, accounting for nearly one sixth of Israel’s total 600 million m3/year volume of produced desalinated water. Shapir and GES will add a 150 MW power plant and operate the facility as an independent power producer to supply the power needed for plant operations.

Juan Carlos de Armas, Sales Director of Global Large Projects at LG Water Solutions, said: “This project marks a major milestone for LG Water Solutions and further solidifies our position as a key player in the desalination industry.”