When completed, The Ashkelon reverse osmosis desalination plant was by far the world’s largest and most advanced desalination plant. With a huge capacity of up to 330,000 m3/day and with extremely high efﬁciency levels, the Ashkelon desalination plant achieved one of the world’s lowest ever prices for desalinated water. In 2010, due to the unmatched success of the plant, it was expanded by nearly 20% to 392,000 m3/day, providing clean water for more than a million people.
“The Ashkelon plant proved IDE to be the clear leader of the mega-sized SWRO desalination space”
Capacity: 396,000 m3/day
Technology: Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Project Type: Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
Location: Ashkelon, Israel
Footprint: 70,000 m2 (350m x 200m)
Commission Date: 2005
Three Center Design Implemented in Ashkelon SWRO Plant
This paper presents the three center design implemented in the South Israel (Ashkelon) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination facility with guaranteed production capability of 100 Mm3 /year. The facility design is based on the concept of a Three-Center Design: a pumping center, a membrane center and an energy recovery center.