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Israel’s President Visits Sorek Desalination Plant

IDE Technologies’ Executive Chairman, Avshalom Felber, toasts with desalination water with the Israeli President, Mr. Reuven Rivlin, at the Sorek Desalination Plant

IDE Technologies’ Executive Chairman, Avshalom Felber, and Israel’s President Mr. Reuven Rivlin, raise a glass of desalinated water at the Sorek Desalination Plant

This week President Reuven Rivlin visited the Sorek Desalination Plant – the world’s largest desalination plant. IDE Technologies Executive Chairman, Avshalom Felber, hosted the presidential tour, highlighting IDE’s advanced solutions and technological innovations that have successfully reduced water prices in Israel while also addressing the water crisis in the region.

While toasting the desalinated water, president Rivlin said “we are now drinking the water that fish swam in just 45 minutes ago! This is amazing technology!”

The Sorek Desalination Plant produces 624,000 m³/day of clean, potable water for 1.5 million people and sets significant industry benchmarks for desalination technologies, water supply and cost. IDE’s leading-edge desalination technology has enabled the State of Israel to declare water independence from weather, while rehabilitating natural water sources and lowering water prices for citizens.

IDE operates three large-scale desalination plants in Israel, supplying 80% of the country’s domestic water consumption. In addition to the Sorek Desalination Plant, the Company operates the Hadera Desalination Plant with a capacity of 525,000 m3/day, and the Ashkelon Desalination Plant with a capacity of 396,000 m3/day.