IDE’s Israel seawater RO desalination plant sets world record for water production

IDE Technologies, a global water treatment specialist, announced that its seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel, has reached a world record with its water production process.

The facility, which was the largest and most advanced desalination plant in the world when it completed, has produced and delivered 1 billion m3 of high-quality tap water since the start of its operation in 2005.

With a capacity of up to 330,000 m3 per day, the plant produces around 13 percent of the country’s domestic consumer demand — equivalent to 5 to 6 percent of Israel’s total water needs.

The plant has also set a new benchmark by achieving one of the world’s lowest prices for desalinated water and ultimately expanded by approximately 20 percent in 2010.

During the last nine years, the plant has consistently addressed the water needs of more than 1 million people across the region.

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About IDE Technologies

A specialist in water treatment solutions, IDE Technologies focuses on the development, engineering, construction and operation of some of the world’s largest and most advanced thermal and membrane desalination facilities and industrial water treatment plants, delivering approximately 3 million m3/day of high-quality water worldwide. IDE offers customers a unique end-to-end solution and a one process guarantee from one supplier, from pre-treatment and RO, to brine concentration and brine crystallization. For more information, visit www.ide-tech.com.

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